Energy is without a doubt the most important resource category of all.
As Loren Eiseley said “The human brain, so frail, so perishable, so full of inexhaustible dreams and hungers, burns by the power of the leaf.”
However if we want to have a chance of prospering within limits the of the planet it must mostly come from renewables. As Georgescu-Roegen remarked a long time ago solar power is our chance so let everyone have their time in the sun.
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