Throughout history transitions to new alternative energy sources have happened many times. Historians regard these transitions as pivotal in bringing about significant economic change. Prior to the shift to an alternative energy, supplies of the dominant energy type became erratic, accompanied by rapid increases in energy prices. Some historic examples include: coal as an alternative to wood in the late medieval period, and petroleum as an alternative to whale oil in the mid 19th century.
Now in the 21st century it is time to transition away from petroleum and natural gas. There are many energy alternatives competing for prominence, but which is best? Is there a best solution? What are the options available? What are the drawbacks and benefits of each?
During this discussion we will answer all these question and more!
For our discussion you do not have to do any prior research, however if you have the time, learning a bit beforehand would contribute to a wider discussion.
We will be meeting at Windy City Cafe (menu) for a delicious brunch and discussion of Alternative Energy.