There is a never ending debate about the sustainability of various forms of power generation. Only living plants can convert sunlight to energy without technology. Humans need technology to harness, distribute and convert the energy to electricity or other forms of power. This can be done using a simple sail on a boat as has been done for millennia or it can be done through more complex technology such as wind turbines or nuclear plants to name two.
The choices of what to use as our source of electrical power has major impacts on our society. The non-stop generation of power 24/7 to power our cities as they are currently organized requires large centralized power generation. If our society were based more on generating power by wind or sunshine we would have a very different society. One requires large centralized bureaucracy to develop, maintain and manage the energy cycle…
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