Originally Posted by W4LNUT5
Where do most electrical companies get their power? Oh yeah, fossil fuels, or nuclear reactions.
Electricity is not the solution either.
Electricity is the most efficient way of energy we know.
The ways we generate it and use it are wasteing alot of potential.
Lets look at it we use up large amounts of coal to boil up alot of water to generate steam, this steam drives an turbine wich generates our electricity.
Now we use up this energy at our kitchen herd, and guess what it does it boils up water........ yes wow what a waste (i dont know the real ratio just an example) lets say we just burned 3 trees in our power plant and we only needed some pieces of wood to heat up our pot in real.
The same thing counts for nuclear, powerplants are old we basically just boil up water to generate our energy.
And what happens if u heat up stuff ? Right u lose the energy or transform it but the transformation proccess loses energy.
Our powerplants as we use em nowdays are inefficent.
Theres so much study going on we need to learn how to tap the basic power of matter, electricity is just electrons that move from atom to atom we just need to figure out a way how to tap that.
Without wasteing lots of that energy for heat.
Funny fact for computers we struggle to keep our Heat low while pushing up Voltages and stuff it generates alot of heat ...
And heat from electricity is wasted energy...
Think about it.Edited by erniv2 - 5/3/11 at 9:05pm