The Future Is Renewable

The search for ways to meet our energy needs whilst also making sure that we don’t strip the planet of its natural resources is something that more people than ever are becoming concerned with. The desire to cut back on emissions and reduce our carbon footprint is becoming a consideration in so many of the choices we make every day. The interest in new technologies and innovative approaches to solving energy problems is therefore growing all the time.

At the moment we have a system in place that either relies on finite resources, such as oil and gas, or uses nuclear fission — a process which many feel has inherent dangers that are simply too risky to ignore.

So, renewable energy sources are hitting the headlines and gaining more interest than ever. As well as not depleting the world of resources, renewable energy is clean with little or no problematic by-products.


Harnessing the power of the wind has been used by mankind for centuries, as windmills were used to mill grain to create flour in countries all over the world.

Today, there is a proven technology that can generate electricity from wind power. Specialist companies involved in wind turbine production make the structures that are used in the process, using highly developed techniques such as orbital milling.

The resultant windmills are often placed together in large groups as ‘wind farms’. Some people find these beautiful but others have concerns regarding their impact on the natural scenic value of their locations. It’s an interesting world.


As the UK is an island surrounded by water, it doesn’t take much imagination to think that much of our power could be produced in we harnessed the ceaseless motion of the tides. As it is, there is ongoing investment in tidal power generation technology which could see this sector develop into an important part of the portfolio of energy generation in the future.


Solar energy accounts for an increasing proportion of power generation in the UK and in some part this is due to individuals being able to play a part. People who install solar panels in their homes can benefit from government schemes which pay them for the excess electricity they produce but don’t use, as it is actually put back into the national grid.

If a concerted effort was made by governments around the world to utilise the power of the sun to the best possible effect, we could solve the energy production problems of the world in very short order.

This article has been supported by Mirage Machines.

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  • Your offerings of “clean energy” has no mention of hydrogen the ultimate energy carrier. Hydrogen produces electricity in a fuel cell along with heat and pure water as it’s “waste”. We will NEVER run out of hydrogen. It is safer than gasoline when used in an internal combustion engine. In fact you could make tea with the exhaust. It can’t be “hoarded” or overpriced. It is available throughout the entire world. We have actually been using it since caveman days. The biggest problem is that we have been using it already attached to carbon (hydrocarbons). Ethanol is a hydrocarbon, Methanol is a hydrocarbon even “Natural Gas” (methane) is a hydrocarbon. We still use hydrocarbons to make, deliver and install solar panels and wind generators. If we don’t stop putting carbon into the atmosphere by “burning” hydrocarbons we WILL be responsible for the early arrival of the next mass extinction of ALL life on this planet.
    William C. Knapp, President and C.E.O.