Fundamental resources

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We have these major sources of energy available to us: (in no particular order and not including fossil fuel)

  • Solar: photovoltaic, solar thermal, solar power satellite
  • Wind: Land-based wind turbine, off-shore wind turbine; jet-stream sky windmills
  • Ocean: wave, tidal, ocean currents
  • Nuclear: fission and possibly fusion in the future
  • Geothermal: volcanic geothermal, 'deep rock' geothermal
  • Biomass: vegetable oil, compost methane, burning of plant material waste, sustainable wood, animal dung and rubbish

These sources of power absolutely dwarf what is available from fossil fuel.