Blue is the New Green

Current Energy vs Oil

  • Oil is a non-renewable source of energy.
  • Burning oil produces carbon dioxide gas, a greenhouse gas that contributes towards climate change.
  • Burning oil pollutes the air.
  • In most cases, oil has to be imported and is expensive compared to other fossil fuels such as coal or gas

Current Energy vs Solar

  • Solar energy in most cases is more expensive to produce than fossil fuels due to the cost of manufacturing PV devices and due to the conversion efficiencies of the equipment.
  • Solar power is a variable energy source with energy production dependent on the sun. Solar facilities may produce no power at all which can lead to an energy shortage if too much of a region’s power is dependent on solar power.
  • Solar is therefore not a viable option.

Current Energy vs Wind

  • Constructing turbines and wind facilities is extremely expensive.
  • Windmills raise the temperature by 1.5 degrees Celcius in the surrounding area.
  • Many people are concerned with the disruption of natural scenery.
  • Wind turbines are dangerous to flying animals.
  • Wind turbines generate a lot of noise.

Current Energy vs Nuclear

  • Nuclear energy is extremely dangerous and has a very high Capex, as a result some industrial nations are abandoning nuclear energy by the year 2030.
  • The waste from nuclear energy has to be carefully looked after for several thousand years.
  • Waste material has to be burnt, and therefore pollutes the environment.
  • Building a nuclear power plant takes up to 3.5 to 5 years due to the complex regulation and planning required.
  • Ongoing annual costs are extremely expensive to maintain for an indefinite period.
  • The result of nuclear accidents and explosions has left a long term damaging effect in areas such as  3 Mile Island in the US, Chernobyl in the Ukraine and Fukoshima in Japan.
  • Uranium is dangerous to weaponize, transport and to maintain, and is required to be replaced every 10 years.

Current Energy vs Waste

  • Landfill waste creates methane and carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming.
  • Chemicals can leak into groundwater.
  • Landfills must be monitored for LONG after they are closed.

Current Energy vs natural Gas

  • Natural gas leaks are dangerous causing fire or explosions. The gas itself is toxic to inhale and because it is odorless it is difficult to detect.
  • Burning natural gas creates carbon dioxide, monoxide, and other carbon compounds which are emitted into the atmosphere, contributing to the greenhouse effect.
  • Like oil, natural gas is a finite and non renewable resource and hence, not sustainable. 
  • The infrastructure is expensive to construct and install.

Current Energy

  • Current energy is the only clean, green, environmentally friendly perpetual renewable energy sources
  • It consistently supplies electricity to end users without interruption 24/7/365.
  • It is one of the lowest cost of all energy sources whether traditional or renewable
  • It is the only viable option.