I had a conversation with my mom the other day, and she was telling me about a documentary she watched that slammed renewable energy like wind and solar.
I’ve written before about all of the issues with renewables. They are definitely not perfect. Yet, neither is conventional coal or natural gas by ANY means.
Energy works like magic. It gives the ability to do the once unimaginable. All magic has its price, and all energy has its price, too.
I don’t know if we will ever find an energy source or system that does not cause negative ramifications in some way.
Water energy impacts aquatic life immensely, natural gas hydraulic fracturing impacts our water table, solar electric requires lots of land and extraction resources, and coal and oil pollute the air and waterways with all sorts of toxins. I really can’t think of a 100% no mess energy system that exists. Even biofuels impact our soil quality.
Anyways, just thought I’d share this experience and thought process.
If you could design the energy system, what would it look like?
In Soil We Trust,