The bitter truth is our current energy pools are depleting fast because of growing industrial demands and overpopulation around the globe. Therefore, it would always be wise to invest in other energy sources to reduce coal, oil, and natural gas.
Carbon Capture and Sequestration
Power generation technology is continuously evolving, which may lead to carbon capture and sequestration. The new innovative technology will collect carbon from power plants and store it in collection pools beneath the earth’s surface.
This form of energy is still in its early developmental phase and has a long time left before it is released for public energy utilization.
The carbon texture technology is also expected to work well with biomass and biofuels that emit carbon dioxide. These mentioned forms of fuels are emitting high levels of carbon dioxide because of their organic composition.
NextGen Nuclear Power
The nuclear form of energy production has been under constant scrutiny and microscopic observation since the Fukushima disaster in 2011. However, scientists are closely working with utility bidders to release nextGen nuclear power. It is safer and will not require a large reactor sector like the original nuclear setup.
The nextGen nuclear power will generate electricity in warehouse-sized generators, connected to the primary power source to transmit energy. These tiny nuclear plants will come with safety protocols to limit uranium exposure.
The reactors would be placed under seawater, so the abundant surrounding water is constantly cooling them down.
Continuing the discussion of nuclear energy, next on the list is nuclear fusion. This concept promotes power generation without any carbon emissions while simultaneously producing no nuclear waste. Nuclear fusion will be a dream come true for a Utilitybidder. However, it is still a concept that is being heavily researched.
Nuclear fusion is achieved by splitting the atomic cells and produces energy the same way our sun does. The scale of nuclear fusion is quite grand.
Moreover, it can power large commercial and business centers at a fraction of the current costs.
Offshore Wind Turbines
Wind energy has gained significant progress in the previous 25 years. However, it is still an unreliable source of energy with uncertain wind patterns and topography restrictions. Wind turbines are now being installed in the open in the middle of the ocean to overcome the previously mentioned energy production challenges.
The trend continues to grow in non-landlocked countries such as Denmark, producing one-third of the energy using offshore wind turbines. The winds are very robust at bodies of water due to aerodynamic properties.
Therefore, more energy can be produced during the same amount of time if the wind turbines were installed on land. Moreover, the sea winds are more consistent, which does not stop the offshore wind turbines from spinning.
Suffice to say; the future generations will enjoy a more diverse set of energy resources far more advanced than their times. However, these fuel sources may look very enticing on paper but have decades of research left before becoming physically available.