The total heat and electric needs of the world can be successfully met by skillfully utilizing the rubbish human society generates each year in their homes and industrial and commercial establishments. In the present rates, the world's garbage can produce electricity equaling that produced from 10000 million tons of coal. Garbage of the world consists chiefly of kitchen waste, textile waste and paper which can be converted into fuel for homes and industries. Most of the plastic and metals can be recycled and reused. The remaining solid waste with the help of modern sophisticated machinery is treated in special plants constructed for that purpose. Vibrating screens sift out organic particles which are then sold as manure for land in agriculture. The still remaining portions are used to make land fills. In London, West German cities and New York, hundreds of plants burn 4 million tons of refuse each year, heat water, produce steam, and supply electricity. One New York plant alone supplies 70 megawatts of electricity, about half that of a modern day nuclear plant. The problem of waste disposal, which torments and troubles the municipalities and administrations of the major cities of the world, will vanish by overnight. Authorities will begin to beg people to produce rubbish at a faster rate. But without thinking in advance and making use of modern science, authorities in almost all countries in the East as well as in the West burry waste in soil. Even when heedlessly buried, waste can still produce precious gas and electricity. One ton of buried rubbish can produce 8000 cubic feet of methane gas which can be tapped, piped and made use of in industries and homes. Factories can also use this gas directly by burning them in gas engines. When it appears that the rubbish we bury is not degenerating speedily, we can seed them with suitable bacteria and speed up its breaking down into smaller and lighter components. Who is there to say that there is not enough rubbish and waste in this world generated by man to meet its entire energy requirements? Go to Tamil Nadu and walk through the streets of rural Tamilakom. We can see house walls in and out decorated with cow dung balls stuck there for drying before being used as fuel in those homes. In almost all parts of rural India- north, south, east and west- wise villagers have been making use of this type of bio-gas for cooking for centuries. The authorities who proclaim they are hard working to solve the energy problems of people travel in people-funded and people-paid cars, and so, have not seen these things. Energy for them means loaned or gifted nuclear waste from foreign countries, spending not less than 10000 crores arrogantly and unnecessarily from people's national treasury and strut like cock parading his harem.
The energy future of the world is not at all as dull and dark as many unnecessarily fear and picturize. One simply has to wonder how plenty the energy latent in tides, waves, wind, rocks and rubbish are. They are the natural sources of energy stored by the earth and reserved for man, to be used without fear of depletion and without guilt of sin. By using them we do not become answerable to our future generations nor are we committing a crime against them. We are not leaving much waste which are uncleanable for them. But the sinful story of man's endeavors with nuclear energy is entirely different. There is only death and destruction there. What kind nature provided us for being used without inhibitions or shame are called 'non-conventional energy sources' in the professorial terminology because we [they] are so misled by a few to think that nuclear and hydro-electric energy only are conventional and customary. The wind and wave and water, the original home of life on this planet, is waiting for us to understand their magnanimity. The world will go on without nuclear power, or even without electricity for that matter, but what use is nuclear energy without human race?
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