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What energy sector will take over when fossil fuels stop?

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Not what you want, but what makes sense for our power needs.
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
Solar is just a joke, expensive to build, takes up a lot of space, and output is laughable

Wind is impractical, is contingent on steady wind (not too little or too much), only works in certain areas, and is expensive to maintain

Hydro is good, but can only be built in limited areas

a nuclear reactor the size of a volkswagen can generate more power than a solar or wind farm the size of Rhode island; power capacity far outweighs build expense and operation
Slade · 56-60, M
@wildbill83 Wind chops up birds. And barely generates enough to turn the fan on
Thinkerbell · 41-45, F
Nuclear, especially if fusion reactors can be made to work.
DunningKruger · 61-69, M
Our future energy needs will likely be met by a combination of those and other technologies. The biggest limiting factor at the moment, however, is storage of energy, which is especially an issue when dealing with renewables.

Although the joke has been that fusion is just 20 or 30 years away for the past 50 or 60 years, there have been some recent developments in that field that make me hopeful we might actually see commercial fusion reactors in our lifetime, so there's that.

Then again, we're entering into a period of maximum solar activity, so it's possible that a stray solar flare will toss us all back to the stone age. I guess we'll see.
LunarOrbit · 56-60, M
Doesn’t matter what source….batteries (a means to store power) will be the challenge
LunarOrbit · 56-60, M
@wildbill83 Thats why batteries on planes will never be efficient. As the energy is used, the batteries still weigh the same. Unlike a mass consumable fuel, the plane gets more efficient as it flies making far destinations reachable
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
@LunarOrbit trying to explain the physics & limitations of batteries to the "greenies" is about like trying to teach a toddler trigonometry & calculus...
LunarOrbit · 56-60, M
@wildbill83 Yeah. Friend of mine bought an electric vehicle cause he wanted to save the world. I asked if he heats his house with electricity…which he quickly replied it was too expensive. Duh.
S33K3R · 36-40, F
Wow! Not one person that's incapable of logic! One method of energy storage is similar to the gravity battery previously used with water but when mountainous landscapes are not agn option they can use a crane like device and it stacks blocks. It's actually more energy effecient than the hydro gravity battery ❤
JohnOinger · 41-45, M
@S33K3R So what do you think of Jason Momoa & Would You Do Him
Northwest · M
All of the above.

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