- 28 October 2008
Renewable in that context would have to satisfy all of mankind's growing needs.I'll agree to disagree, Because I can easily see that mankinds leap from fossil fuels to renewable energy ( in all it's sources ) will be equal in importance to man learning to exploit oil.
I suspect our future lies in harnessing new types of energy, renewable and non-renewable in combination perhaps. Non-renewable will play a big role though though as we harness the resources of the solar system, the galaxy and perhaps the universe.
Energy from non-renewable resuorces has been the thrust behind the technological advancement of the past few hundred years.
That is true of all energy generation from fossil fuels.The ability to profitably (in energy terms not necessarily financial) extract oil is however temporary such that internal combustion is at best a stepping stone to some other technology.