Alternative energy for electric power generation is not solar and wind exclusively.
Although these sources have been receiving the most press, other sources such as biomass are viable and proven in European and Asian countries including Japan, South Korea and surprisingly, China. Sources of feedstock range from agri-residues, wood and dedicated energy crops.
Converted into solid and liquid fuels, these sources can be transported equally as efficiently as fossil fuels. The cost of infrastructure of transmission lines and associated hardware has long been depreciated and agnostic to sources of the electricity. Energy storage is not an issue with this source, as it is “on-demand,” like coal, natural gas and fuel oils.
Undoubtedly, fossil fuels may play a role as backup to avoid interruptions in supply. As to the issue of storage for solar and wind, this issue is under extensive research and will be solved by our rapidly advancing technology sector.
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