The future of human survival depends on creating better energy options. We as a species have been dependent on fossil fuels to sustain our civilization. But the status-quo cannot continue for long, already experts are ringing alarm bells over drastic climate changes, melting polar ice, expanding deserts and increasing carbon emissions — we as a species need to develop better, cleaner energy and energy storage sources. Otherwise, the impending environmental catastrophe[i] will put this planet and the survival of homo sapiens at risk.
The Energy Transition Commission (ETC) — a body designated the role to provide a feasible transitory process where our civilization makes the transition from fossil fuels towards cleaner sources of energy. The Commission has estimated that in order to meet the marked red-line of 2 °C temperature fluctuation limit, a sharp decline in the usage of fossil fuels has to be made. The Commission suggests that in order to meet the deadline by 2040, fossil fuel will have 60%[ii] of our energy share. Furthermore, with the rising population other than creating extra burden on the power grids, the rising cost of utilities will reach gigantic proportions. Both at individual and social level, the rational option is to switch towards greener, cleaner and self-sufficient options of energy.