Super Insulated Buildings, Cars That Achieve 14,000 Mpg, Wind Energy and More are in our Energy Future

Energy Future

Our Energy Future ( Solar Thermal Magazine)

The global demand for energy is increasing everyday  not only from population growth but also from the shift economies to the middle class. New electronics and devices are adding to this demand as big and better cell phones, ipads and television entice consumers. What does this all mean in a world constrained with dwindling fossil fuels and a rising level of atmospheric and oceanic CO2 levels?

It means that it is now imperative that we plan an energy future for ourselves that protects the environment so that it continues to be habitable while allowing commerce and development to continue.

This video from Cambridge University outlines some of the challenges and possible solutions to what is maybe the largest problem facing mankind. Not a small order.

Enjoy the video.

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About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.


  • Teresa Kuhl says:

    I do have a question about the carbon emissions and how the trapped CO2 is disposed of. Has anyone attempted to split the carbon from the oxygen so the oxygen can then be freed, while some other use is found for the carbon? Disposal facilities have only so much space, after all.

    Thank you for the wonderful video!

  • Muhammad Rafiq MALIK says:

    Due to increase in population specially in PAKISTAN, the requirement of Electricity as well as Gas have also increased manifold. Due to political reasons we could not construct Kalabagh Dam , resultingly entire nation continues to have tough time. It is high time all political parties should sit and work out future Energy Requirements. I think we have immense scope for Solar as well as wind and we must work out now to utilise this clean energy for our country.

  • ramakrishna says:

    how the trapped carbon is trapped inside the ground

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