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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 8 years ago

Best renewable energy!!?

Kinetic energy. Think about this one everything moves...Animals, cars, The earth, our galaxy, water and us(Humans). It obviously takes energy to move anything there is no exceptions. Therefore everything is a potential energy source. I know the technology is avaliable, I've read of dance floors converting dancing into energy, so why not turn this into a grander scale. How much energy could be used from your local highway or airport....even in the wild. I've never understood how we could be in an energy crisis...when out whole existence even before industrial times was dependent on energy( our bodys create its own energy and not from fossil fuels)

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  • 8 years ago
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    Renewable energy resources, such as wind, solar and hydropower, offer clean alternatives to fossil fuels. They produce little or no pollution or greenhouse gases, and they will never run out.

    1. Solar Energy

    The sun is our most powerful source of energy. Sunlight, or solar energy, can be used for heating, lighting and cooling homes and other buildings, generating electricity, water heating, and a variety of industrial processes. Most forms of renewable energy come either directly or indirectly from the sun. For example, heat from the sun causes the wind to blow, contributes to the growth of trees and other plants that are used for biomass energy, and plays an essential role in the cycle of evaporation and precipitation that makes hydropower possible.

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  • 8 years ago

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but most every energy source we have today is a form of kinetic energy. That energy is commonly harnessed to boil water or spin turbines though.

    Oil/Gas/Biofuel Plants: Heat water, boils steam, spins a turbine (kinetic)

    Coal Plants: Same thing

    Hydro Dams: Spin turbines (kinetic)

    Windmills: Spin turbines (kinetic)

    Wave/Tidal: Spin turbines (kinetic)

    Geothermal: Spin turbines (kinetic)

    The only outlier is solar, which directly converts to a current.

    Harnessing dance floors is a very rare instance that would work.. but imagine what else constantly moves in our world? Animals? How? Hook them to treadmills? Cars? Same thing? Hybrids charge their batteries when cars go downhill, but its not very much energy.

    I don't quite understand how highways and airports can generate energy, but keep one thing in mind; all these things require energy to operate. Using energy to create energy is a closed loop, but efficiency is also another key factor.

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  • 8 years ago

    magnetic motor has perpetual motion and takes nothing but a flick of the wrist to get it started. youtube it

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  • 8 years ago

    no thing is renewable..once gone so gone buddy...

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