Renewable energy control

Wind energy

The wind energy was the natural power that allowed the humans to exploit the surface of the planet. Sails of the ships were the wind-catchers used for transportation of men and goods over a large water areas but we can’t control the air movements. Sandy’s coming to shore – run or hide!

 

TOP TEN MOST COSTLY HURRICANES IN THE UNITED STATES (1)

($ millions)

 

 

 

Estimated insured loss (2)

Rank

Date

Hurricane

Dollars when
occurred

In 2011
dollars (3)

1 Aug. 25-30, 2005 Katrina

$41,100

$46,591

2 Aug. 24-26, 1992 Andrew

15,500

22,939

3 Sep. 12-14, 2008 Ike

12,500

13,050

4 Oct. 24, 2005 Wilma

10,300

11,676

5 Aug. 13-14, 2004 Charley

7,475

8,755

6 Sep. 15-21, 2004 Ivan

7,110

8,328

7 Sep. 17-22, 1989 Hugo

4,195

6,835

8 Sep. 20-26, 2005 Rita

5,627

6,379

9 Sep. 3-9, 2004 Frances

4,595

5,382

10 Aug. 26-28, 2011 Irene

4,300

4,300

(1) Includes hurricanes occurring through 2011.
(2) Property coverage only. Does not include flood damage covered by the federally administered National Flood Insurance Program.
(3) Adjusted for inflation through 2011 by ISO using the GDP implicit price deflator.

Source: The Property Claim Services (PCS) unit of ISO, a Verisk Analytics company / Insurance Information Institute

 

Water and Earth energy

Water power may be harnessed for useful purposes. Since ancient times, hydropower has been used for irrigation and as main operational force of various mechanical devices, such as watermills, sawmills, textile mills, cranes, and lifts. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy but we can not control it too. We can’t control the power of the Earth either – 15,854 dead and 3,271 missing as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11 last year.

 

Solar energy

The sun is kind but if there is a peak in its activity like it is with the wind, water and earth, the human race is doomed.

Isn’t it funny that, finally, the energy from fossil fuels and the atomic energy are the ones that we can control much or less though if we count on them our days could be counted.