Can alternative energy really power us in the future.

June 8, 2020 12:35 pm

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As the world warms, either by human doing or by natural processes since the end of the Ice Age, we still need to get electricity. Without power business will collapse, gadgets and entertainment will fail and industry will falter. Our demands for power are globally rising. What can we do to seamlessly switch over? At present we also use natural gas, a fossil fuel, to heat our homes and water. As Boilers Cheltenham based company http://www.hprservicesltd.com/cheltenham-boilers/ will testify a regular service is the best way to ensure that you do not use more gas than you need through an inefficient boiler.

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If we cannot use coal and oil anymore what are the alternatives and do they work. Firstly we have wind. Wind turbines are growing in number but the debate centres on the noise they generate and the generally unsightliness they bring. As they are placed in natural landscape areas to make the most of wind this is an issue. Tidal power is proving to be expensive and is still unproven as a viable measure. Nuclear power remains the main option but questions remain over safety after Three Mile Island, Windscale, Fukushima and Chernobyl.

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Solar power is one alternative energy that has turned the corner. We may all need to have personal panels at some point.