View Poll Results: Best way to produce energy in and for the future?

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  • Clean Coal

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  • Solar

    16 50.00%
  • Hydroelectric

    3 9.38%
  • Wind

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  • Tidal/Geothermal

    2 6.25%
  • Nuclear

    9 28.13%
  • Other

    2 6.25%
  • None, the way it is right now is just fine

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    I think we should all go nuclear, and toss the waste on the moon or something.

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    I wonder how expensive it would be to just put it on a rocket and blast that shit into the sun. No. Seriously. Any other corporation can throw up a satellite, how hard could it be for the energy companies to do the same?


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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    I wonder how expensive it would be to just put it on a rocket and blast that shit into the sun. No. Seriously. Any other corporation can throw up a satellite, how hard could it be for the energy companies to do the same?
    He has a team working on it as we speak.


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    coal: not last very long and it is still generate small amount of energy
    solar: not enough space unless you are on space
    Hydroelectric: too many wild life habitat at stake
    Wind: still to many wild life at stake (do you know how many bird died because of it)
    Tidal/Geothermal: only work for countries who have ocean and mountain
    Nuclear: expensive to build, not expensive to work with, very expensive to clean the weaste
    Other: clean fusion, although we have to wait for another 200 years...; gas, now this is the solution we could even generate gas from our shit nowadays (green gas)
    None: what do you suggesting we do fo electricity then

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    Solar. Its the only thing that is coming from outside sources. Thats the only long term clean solution, since all the others either disrupt the ecosystem (wind, tidal/geothermal change the flow of energy within the biosphere) or pollute it (coal, since it burns and produce carbon dioxide which can't be handled properly by the environment, and nuclear, which, when not handled properly, will destroy the ecosystem).

    The only problem with tapping on solar energy is that it isn't sufficient to support the growing energy needs of the human population. Its only a matter of time, though, to produce something that will tap into it more efficiently and on grand scales suitable to support human lifestyles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanov_2020 View Post
    coal: not last very long and it is still generate small amount of energy
    solar: not enough space unless you are on space
    Hydroelectric: too many wild life habitat at stake
    Wind: still to many wild life at stake (do you know how many bird died because of it)
    Tidal/Geothermal: only work for countries who have ocean and mountain
    Nuclear: expensive to build, not expensive to work with, very expensive to clean the weaste
    Other: clean fusion, although we have to wait for another 200 years...; gas, now this is the solution we could even generate gas from our shit nowadays (green gas)
    None: what do you suggesting we do fo electricity then
    Really, wildlife? What kind of person cares about wildlife? Hippies, that's who. You don't want to be a hippie son, kill that wild life shit if you ever get the chance to, it wouldn't spare you.
    The greatest problem with hidroeletric is that sometimes you have to flood very large and therefore most likely isolated areas, it's expensive and depending on the size it might have geological impacts.
    You could help with that gas thing by farting on a bottle if you so desire.

    Also, did someone sugest gravity? Really, fucking gravity? Are you gonna pray for shit to fall and be used on turbines, like I don't know, in hidreletric energy? Or perhaps you're sugestions we can violate conservation of energy?
    ... oooohhhh, good one, you almost got me there troll. 6/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by StealDragon View Post
    I wonder how expensive it would be to just put it on a rocket and blast that shit into the sun. No. Seriously. Any other corporation can throw up a satellite, how hard could it be for the energy companies to do the same?
    Here's hoping nothing crashes into said rocket.

    From what I've heard, people are working on technologies that will generate small bits of electricity from tiny movements - vibrations of a bridge as cars pass across it, the movement of clothing... It's not much, but it's kind of interesting to see how energy can be harnessed.
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    I voted solar energy but the technology we have needs to take leaps and bounds before wide-spread use can take place. When I voted I was thinking the most "ideal" energy for our future. XD

    Also recall reading, I think, in Popular Mechanics (or was it Popular Science? lol...) about this thing... I'm going off memory here, it's a machine that generates electricity by destroying garbage with a plasma arc. The garbage is converted into slag. So it gets rid of garbage, makes slag for roads, and generates electricity. Or that's what I recall, need to find that article.


    EDIT: Oh wait, it's a plasma converter. XD

    http://science.howstuffworks.com/plasma-converter.htm

    EDIT2: And it was Popular Science. Apparently it also converts the gas into syngas to be used for fuel?

    http://www.popsci.com/scitech/articl...rophet-garbage
    Last edited by Ziazca; 02-26-2009 at 08:19 PM.

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    Popular Science is epic. I gotta read it more often during class.

    ...I voted for nuclear energy, by the way. It's our best option for now, at least. That's not to say it always will be, but in terms of cost and efficiency, with our current level of technology, it's a good choice. And while people worry about the risk, there are ways to minimize problems, right?
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    It's estimated that if .03 percent of the Sahara desert is covered with solar panels, then it would have enough electricity for Europe entirely. Also note that light in the Sahara is more powerful, so it produces 3 times more electricity. Also worth mentioning land is cheap in the desert. I would like to see a decrease in (production) price of solar panels/increase efficiency though.

 

 
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