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Top 10 Energy Sources of the Future

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These are ten most promising alternative energy sources of tomorrow. It’s a really exciting time to be alive. We have a front row seat to the only known transformation of a world powered by dirty fossil fuels, to a planet that gets its energy from renewable, clean sources. It’s happening just once, right now. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation Like our page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Join us on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo 10. Space-based solar power http://energy.gov/articles/space-based-solar-power 9. Human Power http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-harness-human-power-electricity/ 8. Tidal Power http://www.renewablegreenenergypower.com/wave-energy-facts/ 7. Hydrogen (fuel cells) http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter20.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen-powered_aircraft 6. Geothermal heat from underground lava beds http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_energy#Electricity https://theconversation.com/drilling-surprise-opens-door-to-volcano-powered-electricity-22515 5. Nuclear Waste http://nautil.us/issue/7/waste/our-nuclear-waste-is-a-goldmine http://gehitachiprism.com/ 4. Solar windows http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Growth_of_photovoltaics http://renewableresourcesinc.com/10-interesting-facts-about-solar-energy/#.VAtud2RdVB8 3. Bio-fuels (algae) http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/20/alabama-gets-first-world-carbon-negative-algae-biofuel/ http://biofuel.org.uk/biofuel-facts.html 2. Flying wind farms http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/high-flying-turbine-produces-more-power-0515 http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=427&t=3 1. Nuclear fusion http://www.americansecurityproject.org/10-key-facts-about-nuclear-fusion/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITER#Timeline_and_current_status http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/nuclear-fusion-from-google-lockheed-draper-fisher/ This video profiles the alternative energy sources of the future and the areas of energy development. Check out our recent series on the solutions to stop Global Warming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUAnR2PKHIs
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The Daily Conversation (10 months ago)
VOTE to support alternative energy in the USA!!! https://vote.gov/
Brett Moore (9 days ago)
sonoillumination is fusion
stanglider01 (2 months ago)
tidal farms for both clean water & power, 7's hydrogen & oxygen being separate only to combine when ignited to both provide power with the waste only being water vapor, geothermal is also a good one, using nuc waste is only good for places where the reactors already exist, more solar power even in windows, the bio fuels is also a good one with the non oil being used for the same green paste they're using for turning the golbi desert into forests & using flying wind farms with an antenna on top for wireless broadband
TheEternalPheonix (3 months ago)
+Vax King If you can figure out a way for the laser to produce more energy than it consumes all the power to you, otherwise it's just a waste of energy, not a solution.
Southeastern777 (4 months ago)
Whatever it is, the 'environmentalists' won't like it, or, won't let you build it.
Robert Shackleferd (3 hours ago)
Algae, bio fuels, human power, wind farms???? and hydrogen mentioned in the first part is not a fuel source but a carrier of energy.
Sabet Ibrahim (2 days ago)
There's no such thing called clean energy . People please be practical .
Sabet Ibrahim (2 days ago)
Some information is wrong and misleading .
William Finnegan (3 days ago)
11. The power of Manure.
Greg Bradshaw (3 days ago)
The solar power plant in California that is mentioned at about the 7:26 mark is one of the most expensive energy power plants, that if it was not prompted up by the government, would have been shut down by now or never would have been built. It is the perfect example of how we can build something as a proof of concept, and then we should learn that it was a bad idea and never do it again. It cost about 10,000 times more to buy electricity from that power plant than it does from more traditional solar power plants. It is also important to state that solar is still the most expensive way to generate electricity. Also, growing by 500% or f times is saying that solar went from .26% of the U.S. energy production to 1.3% of the U.S. energy production, which is not a bad thing, I just think that we should be honest with the solar growth. I cold discuss many other points in this video, however, it is best to say that there are many cool ideas out there, however, the technologies are not ready for massive implementation.
Marty Lynchian (4 days ago)
lot of this is outdated and debunked.
Theninety (4 days ago)
Nuclear fission is way cleaner then fussion you mixed up the two. The msr reactor is better if combined with thorium your wrong. The "fast reactor" is not safe. The Molten salt reactor is better. Yet its being swept away from the market due to oil lobbying.
These problems have already been solved since the 1920s but sadly our government re-education camps known as public schools keep regurgitating all of these systems you mention in this video to each generation as just around the corner.
dusty dex (5 days ago)
I won't hold my breath waiting for any of these. Drilling very deep is well understood. So why can't pressure (or temperature) at depth be a source of power-generation? Getting our consumption under control is a better way to manage demand. Floodlit buildings, idiotic and makes me wonder why I bother trying to save energy when this is going on.
Allen West (7 days ago)
Using pressure to make electricity is called Piezoelectricity and it'd been used for a LONG time. Piezoelectric Plates are cheap , and used in pressure sensor ... It's crystal power ! "Piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins) in response to applied mechanical stress. The word piezoelectricity means electricity resulting from pressure and latent heat."
Liam Wang (9 days ago)
who else is watching in 2019
svenm sandity (13 days ago)
Solar powered balloons 2 cords and you can gather energy rain or shine best design can fuel 45000 homes change that so you can have 100% energy with no bird killing and placed over the ocean a good design and they can last 100s if not thousands of years and be a constant energy source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPI8G6COc8g&t=3s
sakura sakura (17 days ago)
Fusion
Tim Orrall (19 days ago)
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Henri Sakakini (19 days ago)
Learn how to use clean solar alternative power http://www.astro-vision-avenir.com/index_Eng.html
Max game (21 days ago)
O passate 😇😜🔮
Mark Jefferson David (25 days ago)
Its been 5 years whats happening?
diana prieto mera (26 days ago)
What happens by biogas?
Justin Beaver (28 days ago)
i dislikedbecause it is 5 years old.
David Jefferson (29 days ago)
10 sounds like Bond villain. 4 will be sweet.
David Jefferson (29 days ago)
Where are gravitational converters?!? And Tesla
Alan Roberts (1 month ago)
#1 "wirelessly beamed collected energy to earth with either microwave or laser beam"...we can't send energy through space...not now...not effeciently or I could get rid of all the copper wires around here.
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Attilio Hollige (1 month ago)
Future energy sources are used today but nobody will tell you since you MUST pay the bills
clampfan101 (1 month ago)
Buzz Lightyear: Do you people still use fossil fuels, or have you discovered crystalic fusion? Me: Something in between soon.
Vishnu Ashwath (1 month ago)
space based solar panels use MICROWAVES to transport electricity. But the microwaves will be blocked out by earths magnetosphere
Vishnu Ashwath (1 month ago)
The flying wind turbine will probably use more energy to fly than the amount of energy it produces
Asbjørn Christiansen (1 month ago)
Damn, I get see the worlds technology improve to sci-fi level AND see the world die at the same time👌👌
Earl Monroe (1 month ago)
Charge due to the friction from my phone and pants pocket would cause heat and the insulation would just wear out.
Abhishek Dadhwal (1 month ago)
you forgot to add arc reactor.
Genius by Design (1 month ago)
High altitude blimps that can carry 100+ MW Turbines would be the BEST solution
Edgar Mendoza Aguliar (1 month ago)
26k at 26 years old
Khiem Ngo (1 month ago)
this gives me more hope for the world.
Raphael Crisostomo (1 month ago)
Dyason sphere is the best
Mh4Productions (1 month ago)
what's with all the angry nerds in the comment section?
Dazed Maestro (1 month ago)
Nuclear is the best, if you think solar and/or wind are better then you're stupid or ignorant. I'm open to discussion.
none (1 month ago)
BS no fast breeder plants have worked to date, France and Japan tried for 30 years and failed
Henry Myers (1 month ago)
Bahahahaha.... no really Gerorge Bush Jr, got senate approval to build a solar collector and beam the energy back to guam. Then Russia complained about space weapons, and democrats shut the program down.... LOL, LOL I enjoy democrats. I think they are most hypocritical people on Earth.
dragoola69x (1 month ago)
3 battery production why haven't we attempted to make batteries that can fit on a silicon wafer just like a silicon transistor we could easily use the processes that make a semiconductor transistor and build microscopic or even nano-scale voltaic piles instead of copper and zinc we could use graphene and lithium and make a energy density that would increase tenfold
dragoola69x (1 month ago)
2 solar panels are highly inefficient unless you makea a montesino motor generator that would use less solar panels but a possibility of a high-torque in the morning
dragoola69x (1 month ago)
First why does everything have to be a farm wind farm solar farm at this point anything that's a farm take up space very inefficient if you really want to farm make a couple of Tesla magnifying Transformers FaceTime in the middle of Africa or around the equator where lightning strikes happened pretty regularly throughout the year and capture 21 gigawatts of energy that comes blasting through the Earth
Comfort Ncube (1 month ago)
Tidal, wave energy....there's already enough junk in the ocean
Dwight Jr (1 month ago)
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Dani Boro (1 month ago)
Finding a magma pocket is not a world wide improvement. Hidrogen is a battery NOT a power source. No one is making fast brider reactors the sodium keeps liking
Bob Marshall (1 month ago)
Introduce zero population growth (ZPG) and most of the problems will go away if the birth rate drops!
Eric Lavoie (1 month ago)
11th Thorium.
Æther Realm (1 month ago)
Space based solar power has the unspoken danger of heating the planet with the microwaves beamed down to earth. Global warming of the future will be electromagnetic radiation
Arsalan Anony (2 months ago)
Motion Of The Ocean boii
Ethan Tavitas (2 months ago)
The last one sounds like Spider-Man 2.
Anant Iyer (2 months ago)
We need to save energy from lightning so that it can be used in large scale. This has to be done to get really renewable energy in future.
Greg H (1 month ago)
lightning is useless you cant store it the charges are to high and it would cost to much to build something to collect it into chargeable power..
Dennis Whigan (2 months ago)
how about perpetual motion?
mettaworldwill (2 months ago)
l i q u i d h o t m a g m a
unboxing theboxx (2 months ago)
GREAT VIDEO
Those Nations don't produce anything it's the huge companies RD and production of new tech Governments don't produce anything its people privately owned companies. No it's companies not Governments
kim weaver (2 months ago)
Reactor and fuel engineers would LOVE to get 5% fission of uranium or plutonium fuels. In fact, the fuel bundles are removed from the core of light BWRs when only 0.5 to 0.7% of the fuel has fissioned.
Rawsawn (2 months ago)
Fusion is the way to go i think, i heard they build a magnetic field to use as a "box" they sustained it for a few seconds before they had to shut it off. I cant think of a better energy source than Sun v2.0 in terms of amounts and space needed and ressources used to replace parts and amount of energy supplied. Human cyborg energy seems like enslavement with extra steps. The ones in the water will take much maintainence, the ones in the air will have its fair share of problems too, bio energy looks to be great, although how will it perform on a grandscale? Geothermal energy is just asking for it to go wrong the way i understand it.
Blossom Serena (2 months ago)
What powers this world is money. Money is more important than the environment or even human lives. Hard to believe, I know, but it’s true. This world will never accept alternative energy sources. (That doesn’t mean there is no hope though...)
Ivor O'Connor (2 months ago)
The bad ideas in this old video remind me of the bad videos of the 60s.
Thirumaran Thirumaran (2 months ago)
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CrazyCaptain (2 months ago)
Background music?
Etherospike (2 months ago)
Underground lava is called magma !
Dave Balmada (2 months ago)
And here we are, 5 years later and we're burning more fossil fuels than ever before
Legend 27 (2 days ago)
Dave Balmada we eventually run out though, hopefully
Heart of Fire (2 months ago)
I feel like lightning should be in this
Brian Huffman (2 months ago)
"FUSION power is always 30 years away"
Joachim Petersen (2 months ago)
What the answer. Nuclear, nuclear and nuclear!
Renatas Savickas (2 months ago)
space mirrors - come on! - Space debris and other objects which fly around don't mix with mirros very well
Subhadeep Ray (2 months ago)
however if the artificialy intelligent nanobots revolt against humanity, then there is problem.
Subhadeep Ray (2 months ago)
space debris is there at aspecific height above earth. We can set up the miirors at a height above that. Or we can scavenge the moon itself using artificially intelligent nano bots which replicate themselves and work on the suface of moon. Soon the entire moon can be reshaped to absorv sunlight and focus it at earth and yeah we can absorv that massive amount of energy to power everything else.
HeliumFour Solar (2 months ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ron-FJUjIKQ
Nithish Kumar (2 months ago)
lol im here in 2018, i thought this video was new
Dave Balmada (2 months ago)
Same. The oil industry stops everything
christian cowles (2 months ago)
I also hope to see human and animal waste processed for 1) oils for biodiesel, 2) protein for animal food, 3) fiber for biofuel, 4) nitrates for fertilizers, and 5) methane for natural gas fuel. Some of these have been done a little, but as technology gets better, I think we will really be able to turn abundant waste into abundant resources.
dragoola69x (2 months ago)
You're thinking too efficiently stop trying to find ways to spin the wheel but find ways to make the wheel more efficient
steviebeanz1 (2 months ago)
its hard to take you seriously when you use terms such as fossil fuel(s)
brian kukk (2 months ago)
WAKE UP WHEN YOU NUKE USE WHO MANS THEM STATIONS YOU WILL NEED A LIFE TIME TO FIND AND TURN THEM ALL OF LIKE EVERY OTHER PLANET BEFORE YOU LOOK HISTORY BOX THE SUN WAS DONE
brian kukk (2 months ago)
REALLY WAKE UP
brian kukk (2 months ago)
OLD TECK
brian kukk (2 months ago)
REALLY WAKE UP
brian kukk (2 months ago)
YOUR BODY CHAGER IS MORE ENERGY THEN A POWER PLANT
D'ArcyTheGreat007 (2 months ago)
Awesome.
Pritam Bissonauth (2 months ago)
You are a bit too optimistic with your technological claims adoption rate!!!
jeeper (2 months ago)
MORE OF A CON JOB.......TOTALLY UNREALISTIC ...........ZERO ANSWERS
jose gonzales (2 months ago)
Hydrogen is almost dead. It is losing to an array of better tech.
John leslie (2 months ago)
Trash talk, American propaganda of how great they are, selfish country, taking resources from other countries.
Doktor Dok (2 months ago)
Please use the metric system!
Anapaula Morales (2 months ago)
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Anapaula Morales (2 months ago)
Hola amigos
Enki Milesius (2 months ago)
The only reason why the EU / UN is collaborating for Fusion power, is because (((J-Team))) wants to use fusion for AI power source, to help further Globalism
Enki Milesius (2 months ago)
Arizona does not create incentive for people to use Solar Alternative Energy, because power companies would lose money.
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Enki Milesius (2 months ago)
We need Carbon levels to get to 1200 ppm within the next 20 years, or else Humanity won't survive.
Enki Milesius (2 months ago)
Global Warming is still a thing?
Eric Haynes (2 months ago)
I got bad news: Collapse
James Armstrong (2 months ago)
Pipe dreams - solar ok on sunny days, tidal fails on slack tides, space anything is 100 years away and Germany found that the big generators are required for night & cloudy days. Drilling into a volcano isn't a great idea if you have to live near it - ask Hawaiians
Sergio Q (2 months ago)
What piano concert sounds? Rachmaninov? Chopin?
devin ptacek (3 months ago)
The algae bio fuel is revolutionary not only can it provide power but also clean out sewage it's a double whammy a two bird one stone
Kartoshechka Free (3 months ago)
Dear scientists I'm taking my hat off to you,gentlemen.
Jim Agnew (3 months ago)
Think of it like the old water WHEEL corn grinders. But instead of water, it's replaced with drop weights.
Jim Agnew (3 months ago)
Hydraulic pumps can as be used to pump water, hydraulic power is powerful at 2500 p,s,I, to 3000 p,s,I, which can be harnessed in many ways. So much more torque than electricity, and less expensive, with less maintenance.
Jim Agnew (3 months ago)
A power source can be created if a person had the land and the money? Build a reinforced concrete flywheel around 200 feet tall, around 25 feet or so wide around 20 feet thick with large I beams for spokes attached to a huge axle mounted on huge plaster footings, build slide weights that will slide up and down on the I beams spokes, allow them to go up and out at one o'clock to 6 o'clock , retract them from 6 o'clock to 12 o'clock, the counter weighs will have to be around 40or 50 tons each, mounded to 12 spokes, may need a pony motor to start the rotation, can be started on its own, but will take longer to get going, To harness the power, a ring can be placed on the outside 0f the flywheel, one on each side, mount a low profile heavy equipment tire mounted on a axle to a large trunk transmission turned around backwards, where the gears can be changed, by mounting the transmission this way it will be like a overdrive, hooked to a hydraulic pump plumbed with hard lines to a heavy equipment hydraulic pump, adapted to a heavy equipment transmission turned around backwards to up the gear ratios, then hook it up to a electric generator which can be geared by charging the gears in the transmission, the torque will be well enough and will be hard to stop. More than one set of tires can be used to harness even more power to other generators, no cost to operate except for maintenance, have been thinking about this for years and can not get it off of my mind, this is the first time that I have ever had the opportunity to bring this up to people like you all, thank you all for your patience and time. It was all just a thought. Thanks.
Dutch Flats (3 months ago)
The World Health Organization has studied and found that current nuclear generation is the SAFEST form of producing electricity, including statistics from Fukushima and Chernobyl. Think of how safe newer advanced designs like Molten Salt Reactors will be! Carbon free, base-load generation, and we can do it.....right now.....what could be better?
Sjaak Schulteis (3 months ago)
What has become of it since 2014?
David Thompsom (3 months ago)
where are we at now?

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