Tuesday, October 2, 2007
E is for
Energy! The energy that we expend in doing work and the energy that we consume when we make use of anything that gives off energy! Whether it is a fire or electricity or steam. We use, create and consume energy all the time. We use energy just to breathe. We consume energy to type our blog messages. We create energy in good and bad ways. Nuclear energy is one of those mystifyingly good and bad energies. It is fairly cheap, creates a lot of energy from few materials, but leaves us with waste that is nearly impossible to get rid of in our lifetime. We have yet learned how to deal with our waste and the cost of fusion has yet to be balanced with increased profit output.