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Energy independence

Housing is becoming more independent in terms of energy and does not require a centralised electricity supply. Houses have private stations, which use solar panels and wind generators – these environmentally friendly sources of energy are enough to fully meet the domestic demand for electricity. This advanced technology requires effort and considerable investment, meaning not everyone has decided to adopt it.

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Marriette Deckard Micro-grids could take up periodic slack and may make the need for base-load power unnecessary is some regions. Nuclear fusion may be a a better option but wont be commercially feasible until later in the 2040;s, we'll need a a bridge technology until then. 14 Mar 2019
Stuart Shepherd What about Free energy devices like Ive seen on Facebook. Using magnets to generate power! 06 Feb 2019
Liam Joly Stuart, those are impossible as they break the laws of theromydynamics. Most of those videos are faked for views/viral attention,. Reffer to this video for more https://youtu.be/sT_bTnkwLuE?t=286 06 Feb 2019
5t3lios Hmm... interesting prediction... but don't you think that there'd be some momentary power outages, when there is both not enough wind and not enough solar for a long time, and power runs out? We are currently addicted to fossill fuels, and we cannot break out of our dependency. So, it is quite unlikely for this to happen in the next 30-50ish years, sadly. 06 Feb 2019
Andrew D Pegram We're pretty much already there. The economics might actually be reasonable by this time for most people. 06 Feb 2019
DJ DRAGON Pollution could be a big factor in this. We humans are relying on nature a lot, but we are still destroying it. Why is this? If we continue this unhealthy behavior, we will destroy the opportunity to power vehicles and such with nature. It is already getting out of hand; water and air pollution. We need to focus on these problems. 06 Feb 2019
Andrew Landgren nuclear fusion seems MUCH more likely and feasible 06 Feb 2019