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Environmentally-friendly, sustainable energy

In order to reduce the destructive impact of our society on the environment and to enhance the stability of both our society and the environment, we must make immediate efforts to switch the vast majority of our energy infrastructure (at least civilian) to sources of energy that are not destructive to the environment. In the short term, this means relying more on natural sources of energy, such as: solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal. In the long term, this means developing nuclear fusion technology for a practically unlimited source of energy. In any case, we should be moving towards completely eliminating all nuclear fission energy because we cannot afford any nuclear disasters, no matter how much we reduce their likelihood. Furthermore, the radioactive waste from nuclear fission must be stored for centuries, making it too dangerous from a long-term perspective.
     The first method of achieving these goals is removing any government subsidies for the continued use of nonrenewable energy sources, such as fossil fuels and nuclear fission materials. The second method of achieving these goals is placing additional costs on all pollution from energy production, such as a carbon tax and radioactive waste tax. The third method of achieving these goals is the government financing of research in energy storage technologies, so that we can take maximum advantage of our greatest source of natural energy, the sun. The fourth method of achieving these goals is through international agreements to maximally utilize the equatorial regions of the Earth for collecting and transporting solar power to other regions of the planet. The fifth method of achieving these goals is the government financing of research in sustainable sources of energy, such as nuclear fusion.
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