transporting electricity, transmission
grids electrons, molecules, original source of generation,
Electricity is the most versatile form of energy,
powering nearly every modern convenience, including:
refrigeration, lighting, telephones, sewage systems
even the computer you're using now!
Once the transmission grids are built, electricity
can be delivered from numerous sources over great
distances. In essence, you are just moving electrons
to provide the services we desire. It's important
to remember that electricity is a real-time commodity,
being generated, transmitted and used at virtually
the same instant.
If you need to transport oil, gas or coal, each
must be mined or extracted, moved by rail or pipeline
and then burned in a furnace. Here you are moving
molecules (fossil fuels) and generating a large
Electricity transmission/distribution grids work
regardless of the original source of generation.
Studies show that moving electrons instead of molecules
to be superior economically and environmentally.