by Henri D.K. Liu
The problem with the world today is that we rely on sources of energy that cannot be "refreshed". That is to say, that they are single use only and when they have been finished, then there will be none left. These "un-refreshable" energy sources often also produce unwanted byproducts, which can do damage to our surroundings and the physical health of our vessels.
What I want to propose this week is that the world should turn to "other" sources of power. Perhaps for example, scientists could develop a way to harness the power of moving air, and use this to generate electrical energy. This system could perhaps work in a similar way to an electric fan, only in reverse! Electric fans use electrical energy to turn a propeller, which in turn pushes air forwards and sucks air in at the back. My idea would be to replace the motor with a device that could convert motion into electrical charge, perhaps using a magnet somehow.
Other possible sources of "refreshable" energy could be: The Sun, gravity (perhaps through the power of water that is naturally falling), the moon and its effect on the oceans, or maybe using the hydrogen atoms in aqua somehow.
I believe that the ability of man to develop these "other" sources of energy would have far reaching effects and be beneficial to peace in the "central" east and to the "surroundings" of the whole world.