• Question: What do you belive is going to be the solution to the power issue we're facing?

    Asked by no. to Angeline, Catherine, Luke, Philip, Shona on 17 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Angeline Burrell

      Angeline Burrell answered on 17 Mar 2015:

      I think solar power is probably one of the better solutions. It’s already possible to implement for many people’s day-to-day electricity needs and a lot of improvements are being made in durability, size, and battery life. And it’s a lot less intrusive and friendlier to wildlife than most other energy sources.

    • Photo: Shona Whittam

      Shona Whittam answered on 17 Mar 2015:

      So we need something safe, predictable, affordable, plentiful and pollution-free but no current energy source can achieve all of these.
      Nuclear power and fossil fuels pollute the environment and will run out but wind and solar power is relatively expensive to produce and not predictable because it is intermittent.

    • Photo: Philip Moriarty

      Philip Moriarty answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      There isn’t a single solution — we’ll have to use a mixture of different sources. Unfortunately, at the moment it’s very difficult to see how we can rule out nuclear power — it provides a huge amount of energy; wind, wave, solar etc… currently can’t meet the energy demand alone. The only alternative would be to start rationing the supply…