Energy must be at the core of any model for a sustainable society. A society cannot do work without energy. The global community's current preferred energy sources are fossil fuels, which can take thousands of years to form, and cause environmental destruction in their extraction and use. Intermittent sources, such as solar and wind, cannot meet twenty-four needs without use of batteries, which may jeopardize the sustainability of the solution. We must find ways to conserve energy while improving the overall renewability of energy portfolios through continuous and environmentally harmonious technological developments.
Alternatives to Fossil Fuels