Neither should anyone deny that there is a need for economic growth
Steviebike wrote:This is NOT about denial and challenge. This is about what you think is necessary. I want to hear clear ideas about what can be done, not the errors or others.
That I don't see a need to stop the economy, and look for alternative ideas to have a better, less-poluted world, rather they work together. It would mean a loss in profits for certain companies, but a rise for others. To me that is economic growth, circular, but always moving?!
2) Fourth-generation nuclear power. As far as I can see, this is the only technology that can produce electric power in sufficient quantities to meet current demand without adding CO2 to the atmosphere.
Steviebike wrote:But, if local government/councils could have funds available to build local energy infrastructures. For example; an area that has a lot of tidal movement, could use wave-power. I know will only bring incremental changes, but it would create a lot of work and industry. Work and industry that would be helpful. Poorer countries could develop the technology and become whorl-leaders in that (I'm ignoring obvious political problems).
And even smaller localisation would be the individual. Taiwan's population could make good use of solar power. Solar cells are becoming cheaper and a huge part of the society could afford to install them.
I'm glad this thread is receiving a little life. I would prefer an interesting exchange of ideas and the chance to learn something, rather than baiting people.
As far as energy demands go, I think a good solution would be to make it 'localised'.
Taiwan's population could make good use of solar power.
My panels are rated at 220-watts each, so 2200-watts for all 10 combined, but that is again their "installed capacity" and you only get that under ideal conditions. The "ideal conditions" means having the sun directly overhead at noontime. With solar, you can generally expect to get only about six good hours per day if the weather cooperates (approximately 9 AM to 3 PM). Experience form others indicates that I can only expect 25% of my installed capacity to actually be produced.
The laws of physics do not care what political party you belong to.
) Population reduction - the world can support maybe one billion people sustainably. When I was born, the world's population was a little more than 2.5 billion, now it is 7 billion.