Today, I’d like to share with you two mappings of energy sources which underlie all my articles.
First, here’s a family tree of as many energy sources I have been able to list until now:
And second, here’s a mapping of energy sources according to their being conventional/unconventional and fossile/renewable energy sources:
As you can see in this matrix, all unconventional energies aren’t renewable, and some renewables are conventional.
However, this matrix’ objective is not to identify the energy sources that we can hope to see develop in the future since a renewable energy isn’t necessarily clean. For example, nuclear fusion, which can be seen as renewable since deuterium is abundant in water, might generate radioactive waste, just as nuclear fission does. This issue might be the subject of a future article.