Facing The Energy Crisis During The Industrial Revolution

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Facing the Energy Crisis Since the industrial revolution began, humans have doubled their consumption rates almost every decade. The worlds natural resources have been on a steady decline for many years and a frequently asked question is “what’s next?”. Professor David MacKay explains how he thinks society can give answers to these questions of what is next after the natural resources dry up. MacKay is a professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and chief Advisor of the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change. MacKay has elaborated in several ways how countries around the world have increased consumption more in the past 15 years than ever before in recorded history. There are many factors that could effect the future of our energy crisis, including the increase of renewable power sources, slowing down on energy consumption, and the development of new technologies to power the forever growing world. The increase of renewable energy is quite possible if done in a smart way. The world powers and people like MacKay have talked about ways of expanding the renewable energy sources and creating enough facilities that produce renewable energy to power entire countries. In order to make this a reality it takes more than just a small section of land. As stated by MacKay, “If you do want renewables to make a substantial difference for a country like the United Kingdom on the scale of today 's consumption, you need to be imagining renewable facilities that

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