Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future

These are ten most promising alternative energy sources of tomorrow.

It’s a really exciting time to be alive. We have a front row seat to the only known transformation of a world powered by dirty fossil fuels, to a planet that gets its energy from renewable, clean sources. It’s happening just once, right now.

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10. Space-based solar power

9. Human Power

8. Tidal Power

7. Hydrogen (fuel cells)

6. Geothermal heat from underground lava beds

5. Nuclear Waste

4. Solar windows

3. Bio-fuels (algae)

2. Flying wind farms

1. Nuclear fusion

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  • Many Canadians already do the best they can by recycling, how they heat their home and spend their money. Perhaps more money should be put towards supporting these true heroes at saving the planet. They are the people who pick up the garbage, do the recycling, feed their families. work in emergency services, health care, and the grass roots politians who lead our communities. In other words, every working worman and man on the planet. Maybe solve world hunger?

  • Hydrogen is not a source of power, it's an energy transporter. Takes power to make hydrogen and it's a damn pain to contain. Hyped up dead end IMHO.

  • The flying wind turbine is an awesome idea. The tower that holds up normal wind turbines is a tough structure to design. Torsion, harmonics, cost. A big blimp seems more practical, if the wind speeds are high enough.

  • I still don't see anybody using a solar thermal process to make chemical fuels. Nature has been doing it for billions of years. I think that's our duty.

  • What happened to Lightning power?
    I think there is a potential in lightning
    My company plans on creating it by emulating nature and containing it.

  • the line about fusion reactors meting themselves is inaccurate, we have 100{2926adbe9d5efe15cdd71803f3adbd0753091c5491a4687b622765a0a93bb12e} operational reactors, the only problem with them is they take more energy than they give out, which will be solved by making bigger reactors which are already under construction

  • the sun, earth HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAH I CANT BELIEVE THEY DIDNT USE BLACK HOLES IN 2017 HAHAHAAHHAHA HUMANS WERE SO DUMB HAHAHHAHAHAHH wait… i should use this ANY HUMAN FROM 2017 I AM FROM YEAR 19123 I STOLE A HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL TIME MACHINE TO SEE HOW DUMB YOU WERE BUT I THOUGHT I SHOULD TELL YOU HOW TO GET A HEAD START oh wait caps lock was on well step 1:use solar panels 2: once your a type 1.5 civilization make a Dyson sphere or swarm and put it around a star 3: make more interstellar vehicles and Dyson spheres and swarms 4: repeat until you have spread across the galaxy 5: make an intergalactic vehicle and harness energy from another galaxy 6: wait till you have time machines then go back in time and tell people from the past what i told you

  • CONSTANT & Clean "TIDAL & GEOTHERMAL" Sources would "Overpower"
    inconsistent Wind & Solar sources – plus MAG-LEV, FARADAY & ELECTRIC CAR GRID Expansions, all could probably SAVE THE WORLD – after we OVERPOWER Fossil Fuel Power Interests!!

  • There is no way one of those floating turbines could generate more power than a normal wind turbine. The generators in them are way to small. The weight of the average wind turbine is probably around 100 tons (excluding the tower). Have fun suspending that in the air using balloons.

  • Public acceptance of your enumerated method of using these alternative sources of energy has not been guaranteed yet. In the example of Ford Motor Company president who imagined his cars running on ethanol we all saw what happened. It didn't happen! There is a skeptical public whose skepticism is fueled by the oligarchs who control oil production. The obstacle is identification of these sources of skepticism and their exposure to the public. You can rest assured that the oil barons will fight any attempt to sideline OIL & Coal as a source of fuel for the future. They will outspend anyone who attempts to replace them. They are outspending alternative solar energy right now by artificially keeping the price of oil below $50 a barrel. Something that is costing them money and profit but counters Alternative energy sources. They are responsible for propagation of the notion that there is such a thing as global warming. The Coal industry has spent millions in convincing the public and our legislators that global warming is a "HOAX!" The Billionaire Buffet recently forced the state's of Nevada and Utah to reverse Net Metering thereby killing the incentive for the use of solar energy. The nascent alternative sources of energy will have a very hard time wining the argument that " it is saving the planet from destruction." Come up with a serious plan that would employ coal miners and oil workers and the opposing oligarchs will see the handwriting of their demise on the wall. Using logic of "SURVIVAL OF THE PLANET" is a worthless argument for workers who would be losing their jobs and their livelihood. You are preaching to the converted. Hire coal miners and oil workers to build PV cells and batteries for electric cars and you will prevail.

  • Top 3 practical and affordable energy sources for the foreseeable future if we' don't succumb to pseudo-scientific nonsense.:

    1. Natural gas.

    2. Coal.

    3. Nuclear.

  • Cant believe you forgot antimatter…. the one thing we will need if we ever hope to get to the stars. Of course we will need to find a clean and safe way to store it but its going to be really important for space travel.

  • Channel the Mississippi river into a ram pump built to huge scale near New Orleans. What is the horse power rating? Did you all know that one can channel the oceans to run downhill and into a ram pump and power the US carbon free forever. The Egyptians used vacuum and pressure to power their empire. The only sustainable motive force is vacuum…

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