Considerations for the Selection of Suitable Energy Sources Needed for Future World-Wide Energy Consumption.
Received Date: Oct 20, 2011 / Accepted Date: Mar 28, 2012 / Published Date: Apr 18, 2012
The major part of worldwide energy production concerns fossil energy. Therefore, concomitant carbon dioxide production is a problem. What are suitable alternatives? Here we present considerations for selection of energy sources needed for future worldwide energy consumption. Plants are collectors and converters of sunlight and are indispensable in the carbon cycle. This cycle converts sunlight to chemical energy, and next frees this energy by biochemical oxidation in humans and other organisms, or by chemical oxidation. Currently, the carbon cycle is strongly disturbed by abundant use of fossil fuels. Sunlight- and wind energy-collecting and -converting systems seem to be the best energy-generating systems in near-by future, but in far future also nuclear fusion will become important. In addition, the more man collects non-carbon-related energy and uses available natural non-fossil organic materials for energy generation, the more he gets the energy demand under control and will reduce use of fossil fuel.
Keywords: Solar energy; Wind energy; Fossil energy; Nuclear energy; Carbon cycle; Fermentations; Carbon dioxide
Citation: Bongaerts GPA (2012) Considerations for the Selection of Suitable Energy Sources Needed for FutureWorld-Wide Energy Consumption. InnovativeEnergy Policies 2: 105.
Copyright: ©2012 Bongaerts GPA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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