We must find new energy sources, that's a given.
Stored sunshine in the form of fossil fuels is running low and
never was a great idea from an environmental viewpoint. There are many large corporations getting on the bandwagon, more of photovoltaic and wind energy as well as concentrated solar energy being offered as alternatives to our burning of petroleum, gas, and coal for energy. These are ways of constraining energy sources for profit making companies.
If you understand the resource squandering, parasitic nature of capitalism
when resources are abundant, you will see the un-sustainability of this scenario, and how it maintains a depleting political circle of perpetuation.
There is another way to lay off the bulk of our energy use in northern latitudes, and that is through the use of solar thermal collection on a home or business level
that is done independently of the fuel supply or electrical grid.
Imagine heating your water for home or business as well as heating
your home itself without energy costs.
Just a small (electrical or PV) pump is required to circulate a fluid such as glycol and water through the system and, shazam! Free energy using current sunshine. No pollution,
and much lower costs, and insulation from future cost increases.
Using current sunshine will replenish the earth in many ways. The way our biosphere has evolved says that only organisms that use current sunshine, with only a few exceptions (parasites), get to survive. The human species is not among the exceptions. But you will not see government funded organizations offering funding and grants for this on a scale that will make a significant change. Why?
Because there are no profit centered conglomerates involved in it's manufacture.
No mega profits equals no huge political money contributions coming from it.
Just small manufacturers, installers and sellers doing what makes sense.