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Competitiveness of oil, coal and renewable energy sources

The power of Nature

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual Medium-Term Coal Market Report where was clear that coal’s weight in the global energy mix continues to rise. The IEA expects that coal demand will increase in every region except in the US, where coal is being pushed out by natural gas.

To burn our own house

Green

There is a place on Earth that is 100% powered by renewable energy sources – the three atolls of Tokelau.
Previously the island country was powered by shipping in thousands of barrels of diesel fuel. According to PowerSmart, the New Zealand based company that installed the Tokelau Renewable Energy Project, diesel generators were burning around 200 liters of fuel daily on each atoll, meaning more than 2,000 barrels of diesel were used to generate electricity in Tokelau each year.

Energy independence – oil, gas, nuclear power, renewable energy, money and time

Wind energy generators and flowers

Taking a glimpse at the debates on energy matters puts a lot of questions. It is obvious that when you look through the eyes of a profit it is easier to keep the status quo. It always is easier to earn money when you steal instead of creating. The simple fact is that when we use natural resources, we steal from the planet and we’re not giving them back. We consume the products we steal and forget about our deeds. But as the human laws are set to protect the community, the natural laws are formed to protect the eternity, and in both cases there is no theft unpunished. The slight difference is in the time factor – the human laws are based on a single person’s life, while natural ones are part of a way longer cycle.