Bamboo Jake wrote:
Hi there, I'm doing a research paper on alternative energy sources for my Environmental Studies class at Western Washington University. I thought this would be a great place to start on getting alternative ideas to the major alternative energy sources posted all over the net like solar and wind. Are there any? I've heard some great things about magnetic electricity and bio fuels like algae, hemp, and coconut oil. So maybe just a list or or some randoms off the top of your head that I could use to support my paper. I'm trying to prove that there is valid alternatives out there.
Innovative technology and science seem to be fairly mind blowing these days, how come we can't get off the fun machined fuel by oil?
Oil is, in other words, essential to making modern civilization, modern life, modern agriculture and agribusiness, and overpopulation affordable and possible. Oil allows us to reach far above and beyond our means otherwise. But this will not always be.
Brice Moss wrote:
might turn the essay on its head an reasearch the generation potential equivalance of wide spread implementation of some new energy saving tech.
for example if all the electric heaters in your county were replaced by ground source heat pumps how many power plants could be shut down?