Proof That There Is No Energy
Shortage? Energy Crisis? Why every self-righteous elementary school kid is absolutely convinced that the energy
situation is so dire that we must drive only small cars. And we must drive them very slowly. Also we are
horrible human beings if we should dare to run an air conditioner for comfort. It has become an almost religious
experience to deny ourselves speed, pleasure and comfort in order to prevent the use of our endangered energy
supply. Using energy is bad. Using energy is sinful.
(Sigh.) Give me a break.
EnergyShortage.org is a website that is solely dedicated to monitoring the
world energy crisis. As of this writing the site was following 83 hotspots where running out of energy has
become a crisis. The only problem is that in most cases the shortage was really about running out of fuel not
Fuels like oil, natural gas and coal behave like batteries. They contain
energy but they are not themselves energy. Now this may sound like splitting hairs but we are really just
running low on certain types of these natural batteries but, not the energy
Why We Have More Energy Than We Can
According to Wikipedia, “Solar power (had) the potential to provide over
1,000 times total world energy consumption in 2008, though it provided only 0.02% of the total that year.”
That means we receive enough energy from the sun everyday to satisfy all of the energy needs of every man,
woman and child on earth for more than an entire year.
A slightly different way to look at this is that the sun delivers to our
front door, every
day, a gift of more energy than we need to operate our homes and to
perhaps charge an electric car. Despite this fact we often feel trapped into buying expensive, traditional,
So What Is The Real Problem?
The real problem might have more to do with a non-renewable energy industry
that is at the heart of the wealth and power of entire countries. This industry provides millions of jobs
that support millions of families. If we change too quickly or eventually destroy this system completely we
may displace so many working people that it could cause a world financial crisis. Whatever solutions are
chosen, they should be gradually integrated in a way that supports the current system as much as
Perhaps the real crisis has more to do with a shortage of innovation rather
than a shortage of energy.
Here Are a Few Things That We Can Do
One solution to the growing fuel shortage is to begin taking advantage of
the free energy that is delivered to our homes each day. Why don’t we use home solar collectors to heat
water? Also home solar panels, windmills and water wheels could be used generate at least part of our own
electricity. This would obviously reduce the cost we pay for power. What we don’t use we can send back into
the power grid to ease the burden on that system. Again, this would be a complimentary addition to our
current system not an unstable complete replacement.
However, this does not mean that we should necessarily buy commercially
available windmills and solar panel systems that are so expensive that they often take as much as 30 years to
pay off. We should instead think about building our own simple designs out of inexpensive readily available
materials. Some self-sufficient energy pioneers have built their own windmills and solar panels for less than
$200 (USD) each. In some cases these projects take no more than a long weekend to make. The investment pay
off can be as short as only a few months.
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