The big question. Will we ever run out of electricity?
This has yet to be determined. Electricity can be produced for as long as we need it, but the problem is with how it is made. Making electricity does destroy the planet so it’s not much use having it if there’s no planet to enjoy it. Running out of electricity depends on how much we produce and how much we use.
We can all focus on how much we use and this is what we’re told to try and change. The trouble is that technology is always growing and so we’re always using more electricity. There are different ways of producing electricity; using either natural gas, coal or oil. But we will eventually run out of these one day and burning such vast amounts is what’s said to be damaging the planet.
So…what about solar power and wind power. They are much safer for the environment and could in theory last forever. But it all depends on the weather! Something which is difficult to rely upon, especially in the UK!
It’s difficult to say what method is best, but what is known is that we must be aware of how much electricity we’re all using so that we can at least buy the planet some more time if using gas, coal, oil or nuclear fuels. And perhaps one day in the future we’ll be able to sustain ourselves off more natural energy-producing methods.
For now, one last thought, don’t forget to turn off your computer once you’ve finished reading this!