Our energy costs are more than just petrol for our cars and transport activities or fuel for heating, cooling and electricity. Energy costs are included in virtually everything, our food, our clothing and all the other products we buy, need and use. Energy costs are the biggest costs we incur in order to live a normal everyday life.
Energy costs vary from year to year, but they can be estimated at an average in which “raw material prices/assets” of energy represent 6–8% of GDP, added to which are the costs of processing the raw materials plus operation, maintenance and distribution. You also have to add costs that arise in order to restore nature following mining, contamination, etc., very high costs that often hit the state and ultimately the tax payers. The consumer cost of energy is estimated at 13% of all our consumption, 13% of the world’s GDP (excl. various different energy taxes, etc.).
The world’s total energy consumption in 2015 was 150,000–170,000 TWh. This energy was extracted primarily, about 85%, from fossil fuels and uranium. By the year 2045 energy consumption is expected to increase to at least 250,000 TWh. By then it is expected that the world’s population will have increased to ten billion, +40%.
In 1997, the year of the Kyoto Protocol, non-fossil energy totalled 13%, at that time from hydro power and wood. Since then, global energy consumption has risen by almost 50%.
The truth is that non-fossil energy still represents only about 13%. Despite all the research, green propaganda, uncritical mass media reporting and the tens of thousands of billion dollars that have been ploughed into trying to “improve the climate” by increasing the volume and efficiency of “renewable” energy.
Many scientists in the world, whatever their field of research, now tend to emphasise that of course their research is also “good for the climate”, presumably in the hope of increases in salaries or grants.
The fact is that the actual volume of fossil-based energy is increasing every year, much more than so-called renewable energy, despite the fact that many have been led to believe otherwise.
Catchy, positive catch phrases such as “Climate-friendly”, “Renewable” and “Sustainable development” are more like “Calls to prayer” than being based on hard facts.
Many people understand that the notion that wind and solar energy can replace oil, gas and coal is a utopian dream. But we also know that cheap oil and gas are going to “run out”. Many people understand that it is impossible in practice to replace 80% of our energy consumption with energy from the wind and sun. How could this be done?
We would need, for example, to build almost 75,000,000 wind turbines, which would cost five times more than the entire world’s GDP, an economic and political impossibility.
We must quite simply be bold enough to stop believing nice fairy tales and stop dreaming.
Our lives and our welfare depend, after all, on incredible amounts of energy. The small percentage of energy that we have extracted from windmills and the sun over the last ten years, so-called “renewable energy”, has hardly been noticed despite massive efforts, massive costs, massive propaganda and technical developments. Do the sums. Incidentally, energy is never “renewable”, energy is indestructible. Energy can only be converted into another form of energy.
We must quite simply find a new, dramatic way to make use of and convert immense amounts of nature’s energy in as clean and cheap a way as possible. The invention and HyMeAir’s project, to use Nano Towers as a totally new method of extracting vast amounts of methane and hydrogen from normal air when the wind blows, will quickly change the world, save the world. Methane and hydrogen that are found in normal air may soon replace all other energy sources such as coal, oil, natural gas, uranium, hydro power, waste, wood, sun and wind.
If the energy prices from HyMeAir’s Nano Towers are only a per cent or so of current energy prices, it may be assumed that in due course this will also result in a significant increase in energy consumption, for new environmental projects, clean water, good waste management, etc., and thus improvements in the world’s welfare and environment, without any risk of pollution or climate disruption. The reverse will probably be true: the more energy we use, the cleaner the environment and the more clean water we obtain.
We may perhaps also have to learn a totally new “religion”, that the more energy we waste, the better it is for the earth, nature, flora and fauna, and mankind.