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.

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