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The single greatest challenge humanity faces in the 21st century is breaking our addiction to fossil fuels and replacing them with clean energy alternatives.

For several decades we’ve known that fossil fuels are a finite resource that can’t possibly last forever, and that burning them pollutes our atmosphere.

The risk of permanent and irreversible climate change has been widely discussed for over 20 years, yet to this day, we still rely on fossil fuels for more than 85% of our energy supply.

If we get this energy transition right, we can usher in a whole new era of human prosperity, and give future generations the gift of sustainable, affordable clean energy that will never run out.

Politicians want you to believe they already have a viable plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and that we’ve already made enough progress in this energy transition to begin phasing out fossil fuels.

They’re lying!

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Previously, on Energy Transition Crisis: We explained why climate change isn’t the only reason we urgently need to break our addition to fossil fuels, any why Peak Cheap Oil may be an even more compelling reason. We then explored why cheap and abundant energy is so essential to our standard of living, examined where we get our energy today, distinguished baseload from intermittent energy supply, and explained why wind and solar are best suited to intermittent supply. Now, to lay out a Master Plan to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, here’s Erik Townsend.

Now it’s time to dive into what it’s really going to take to phase out fossil fuels and transition to clean energy, including the parts the politicians always leave out, because they don’t have any good solutions to offer.

In today’s world, most baseload electricity is produced by coal-burning powerplants. The electricity they generate is carried by transmission lines to supply homes and businesses.

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Previously, on Energy Transition Crisis: The first episode explained the problems we face and the need for Energy Transition, then the 2nd episode laid out a Master Plan to phase out fossil fuels by electrifying the vehicle fleet, replacing fossil fuel-burning electric power stations with clean energy alternatives, and upgrading electric grids to support electric vehicle charging. Environmental impact of mining copper and battery metals needed to electrify society were also discussed. Now, to show you why a Global Energy Crisis cannot be avoided in the mid-2020s, here’s Erik Townsend.

This will be one of the most important episodes of this entire docuseries, and will surely be the most controversial, since I’m going to challenge some viewers’ most strongly held beliefs.

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Previously, on Energy Transition Crisis: Prior episodes explained the true scope of the challenges we face, laid out a plan to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, and explained why a global energy crisis is unavoidable in the mid-2020s. Now, here’s Erik Townsend to explain Geothermal renewable energy.

Geothermal renewable energy is currently the least practical and economic of the four primary renewable energy sources. But we’re already on the cusp of making technological advances that could be game-changers. In this episode of Energy Transition Crisis, I’ll show you what it would take for Geothermal to leapfrog Wind, Solar, and Hydropower, to become the very best source of baseload power needed to replace fossil fuels.

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Previously, on Energy Transition Crisis: Prior episodes explained the importance of energy transition, laid out a plan to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, explained why a global energy crisis is unavoidable in the mid-2020s, and explained geothermal renewable energy. Now, to show you the whole story on the arguments for and against nuclear power, here’s Erik Townsend.

Barring a major breakthrough in deep geothermal, Nuclear power is the only source of baseload energy that could realistically be built out to supply 80k TWh of clean electricity by 2050. And all the technology needed to do that is already known and proven to work. But public sentiment against nuclear couldn’t be much stronger. What most people don’t realize is that technological advancements already solved all the common objections to nuclear power years ago, but government bureaucracy has stood in the way of adopting those technological advances. I’ll show you the arguments both for and against nuclear energy, in this episode of Energy Transition Crisis.

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Previously, on Energy Transition Crisis: Prior episodes explained the importance of energy transition, laid out a plan to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, explained why a global energy crisis is unavoidable in the mid-2020s, explained geothermal renewable energy, and considered the pros and cons of conventional nuclear power. Now, to show you how advanced nuclear technology completely changes the game, here’s Erik Townsend.

Nuclear already offers the safest form of baseload power generation in existence. But I for one don’t care how statistically safe it already is. The 2011 meltdown accident at Fukushima Daiichi left all of us with a very real memory of what can go wrong in a nuclear powerplant. I don’t care that it caused less death and disease than routinely occurs in coal mines. I still don’t want something like that to ever be allowed to happen, ever again. So as I began researching this subject, at first my attitude was look, we need to design some new technology to make such accidents impossible.

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Previously, on Energy Transition Crisis: Prior episodes explained the importance of energy transition, laid out a plan to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, explained why a global energy crisis is unavoidable in the mid-2020s, explained geothermal renewable energy, and considered the pros and cons of conventional nuclear power. Now, to show you how small modular nuclear reactors fit into the story, here’s Erik Townsend.

As we’ve seen in the last two episodes, there’s a massive disconnect between nuclear energy perception and nuclear energy reality. The public’s perception is that nuclear power is still unsafe, as evidenced by the Fukushima accident. Critics of nuclear power cite core meltdowns, hydrogen explosions, weapons proliferation risks, and nuclear waste disposal as their biggest objections.

Download the PDF: Energy Transition Crisis - Episode 8 Transcript
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Previously, on Energy Transition Crisis: Prior episodes explained the importance of energy transition, laid out a plan to replace fossil fuels with clean energy, explained why a global energy crisis is unavoidable in the mid-2020s, explained geothermal renewable energy, and considered the pros and cons of conventional and advanced nuclear technologies. Now, in the final episode, Erik Townsend lays out his 6-point plan for solving the crisis and eliminating fossil fuel dependence by 2050.

In this final episode of Energy Transition Crisis, I’ll lay out my 6-point action plan to accomplish energy transition and achieve net-zero climate goals by 2050. What follows are my personal opinions about what we as a society should do to fully replace fossil fuels by 2050. Please engage with us in the comments below this video and the earlier episodes in the series to express your own ideas on this most important subject of the 21st century.

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