Harnessing Energy from Renewable Sources



By Jordan Miller;

Energy has become a necessity for most people on this planet. It is now so entrenched into our daily lives that it would be merely impossible to disengage from its use. With the advancements in technology, the use of renewable energy will become increasingly popular and thus important in the coming years. The world is currently using outdated and, most times, harmful energy sources (i.e. nuclear power, and coal). Although many support the use of nuclear power as a source of clean energy, it is becoming very problematic to operate. As in the case of Fukushima, and Chernobyl, it has proved that it is not the safest way to generate energy on a mass scale. We are approaching a threshold in our energy production. Resources are become more scarce by the day and the environment is beginning to really show signs of deterioration.  It's time to turn our undivided attention to this unavoidable problem. As the demand for energy increases, it will be increasingly important to address these needs in a way that is both safe on the environment and sustainable.

Current Energy Sources

Most of us are aware of the increasing use of alternative renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to power our homes and cities; some of us are even using them today. Although these sources are good in theory, there not always the most cost effective. The problem resides with our dependence on currently used sources. Governments have a tendency of supporting something that is cheap and thus provides them with the best "bang for their buck". Essentially, the governments are still heavily subsidizing old energy technology sources that require oil, uranium, and sometimes coal to function. By giving these companies financial support, it helps to bring down their costs. This is one of the primary reasons why renewable energy mechanisms that harness the wind and solar rays are so much more expensive - as they are not subsidized. As a whole, the Government's problem resides with its reluctance to look to other energy sources as their pockets are continually being lined with kickbacks from lobbyists who support old energy systems. In any event, there is hope for those of us who are looking to change the way we use energy.

Looking to Renewable Energy Sources

Are you spending hundreds of dollars a month to heat and light your home? Are your actions contributing to an ever growing environmental problem? Do you use energy wisely? These are some of the questions we should be asking ourselves if we hope to get away from our dependence on power plants. Luckily, most of us have access to renewable energy sources like wind and sun; however, the mechanisms that help harness these energies are not always readily available or cost efficient. On the upside, they are continuing to grow in popularity with the hopes of one day becoming more marketable and competitive. As the old energy sources become obsolete, it will be hard to ignore the use of more sustainable sources like wind and sun. By investing in these systems, you are sure to get back more than what you put in; even better, your dependence on the "grid" will quickly vanish and money being dumped into the coffers of electric companies will be a thing of the past.

As the collective consciousness of the world shifts from the old paradigms of waste, over consumption and greed, it will be important to support this ever growing number of people who cherish the resources and beauty of the earth. The potentials of a world that runs on only renewable energy sources are within arm's reach. New renewable energy mechanisms are entering the market at an ever increasing rate. New mechanisms like geothermal which harnesses the earth's energy to regulate the temperature of your home is becoming increasingly popular; free energy technology that is developed form Tesla's alternate current generator is becoming more accessible and quite easy and cheap to make yourself.

Another renewable energy source that is beginning to make waves, is water - one of the most important resources for our survival. Not only can it be used to sustain our lives through consumption, but it also can potentially power the world! There are currently several theories circulating which explain that if we ever figure out how to properly harness the ocean tides (by placing the mechanisms slightly deeper in the water), we can power the world forever! Maybe this is the reason why we are seeing catastrophic weather patterns globally - to show us that the answer to our energy woes is staring us directly in the face. In keeping with our discussion on water, there is an ever growing need for more fresh drinking water. With the population continuing to grow, our demand for clean water sources increases dramatically. If we can integrate our technologies (particularly nanotechnology and alternate energy), we can turn our oceans into fresh drinking water. As it stands, the current mechanisms that desalinate our ocean water (using heat) are wasteful and outdated. Our answers lie in the use of nanotechnology (to en-capture the salt) and free electricity (to pull it out of the water). This can all be done instantaneously!

Furthermore, geothermal also has the potential of being used on a mass scale. The earth's heat can power the world over. By drilling down into the earth crust (in most cases at least 5 kilometres), we can extract enough heat to boil water, thus power our mechanisms to generate energy. The next step is for us to discover a chemical that has a lower boiling point than water. Once we have found this chemical, we can limit the depth we drill (upward to 2-3 kilometres), thereby saving much of our time and resources.

Final Thoughts

In order for these technologies to work, it is up to us as a human race to come together for the greater good. We must not make the same mistake as we once did. We have to be willing to part with the idea of making money off these systems. If we are to collectively advance, these technologies must be provided for free!

The first step to change anything is to evaluate your current situation. Eliminate all wasteful energy sources form your home. Once you have identified your energy needs, look to renewable energy sources for the answer. Awareness will guide you.

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About the Author : Jordan Miller is the co-founder of guidinginstincts.com. He has overcome illness through dietary/lifestyle changes, and practicing a positive mindset daily. Jordan is currently learning about traditional North American medicinal herbs, in hopes of becoming a Certified Herbalist.

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