Examining the energy dilemma

I’m not expecting miracles, currently, but watt else do you expect at short circuits?

Editor ,The TImes:

After countless seconds of re research, yours truly has come to the shocking conclusion that electricity is the best way to package energy for our use.

That question out of the way, how do we generate, distribute and store energy in the most efficient way?

Since most of us consider ourselves to be on the treadmill of life, perhaps we could use this otherwise wasted effort to generate electricity. Locating wind turbines and methane collectors near all seats of government could harness the hot air and B.S. rampant in these locations.

Harnessing the sun and moon in the form of solar radiation and tides are other promising sources.

Interrupting the water cycle in the form of dams has stood us in good stead in the past, but on our march to a dry Martian climate, it may be a non-starter in the future.

Whether through fission or fusion, the atom could be harnessed but what do we do with the waste? Hydrocarbons (oil, coal and natural gas), our present standbys, are accused of producing so much excess C02 that the soda pop industry and our forests cannot keep up with it.

We must also consider the furnace that lies beneath our feet, geothermal energy.

READ MORE: Geothermal has potential for Valley (2016)

Given any or all of these generation methods the problem becomes, how do we store energy until we need it?

Since most of our big box stores will be abandoned space, victims of online shopping, these spaces could be used to house enormous battery banks of energy wealth.

I realize that these are deep carbon sinks of material that will take time to digest, so I’m not expecting miracles, currently, but watt else do you expect at short circuits?

Wes Morden

Blackpool, B.C.

Just Posted

Back in Time

Historical Perspective

Tipping fees change at TNRD Eco-Depots and Transfer Stations

Users can expect to pay less for discarding major appliances like residential fridges and freezers

Charitable group seeks new members

100 People Who Care raise $1,350 for local food bank

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Cat badly hurt in animal trap was likely stuck for days, B.C. owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

40 cats surrendered in apparent hoarding at B.C. home

Officers found the cats living among piles of garbage and feces, suffering from fleas

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Thieves steal two $40K chairs featuring gold serpents from B.C. furniture store

Chairs believed to be the only two of its kind in Canada, police said

Rising gas prices force B.C. residents to rethink summer road trips: poll

63 per cent of respondents reported gas prices are impacting their day-to-day finances

Most Read