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Energy

Mankind’s energy, on energy, seems to know no bounds.

An endless source of power to drive the machinery of mankind without stripping the earth’s resources or polluting the atmosphere always seem to be a decade away. The world desperately needs highly productive reserves of power that don't spew...

Mankind’s energy, on energy, seems to know no bounds.

An endless source of power to drive the machinery of mankind without stripping the earth’s resources or polluting the atmosphere always seem to be a decade away. The world desperately needs highly productive reserves of power that don't spew out greenhouse gases. We also need to be smarter about how we use our current energy supply and diversify our sources of it.

The fact is, global energy demand could rise by more than 40 percent by 2035. This is equivalent to the current combined energy demand of China, the U.S. and India – the world’s three largest energy consumers.

Renewable energy could hold the key. Yet it’s been elusive because of the relatively high cost of bringing many sources online. We also know that the physics of nuclear fusion work and there is enough geothermal energy to power the planet many times over, but the economic and practical breakthroughs do not seem to be coming anytime soon.

Maybe limitless energy resources are unachievable, but all predictions on powering the planet over the last few decades have widely missed the mark. Every day a dozen new energy ideas bubble up. It’s the reason why our power landscape is evolving so rapidly.

Whether its electric vehicle charging in South Korea, the latest nuclear fusion reactor being built in France, next-generation geothermal energy in the U.S. North West or biofuels produced from seaweed in India, mankind’s energy, on energy, seems to know no bounds.
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