• Question: How long will it be until the world runs out of electricity and power?

    Asked by Tom.H 23 to Huma, Jack, Lucy, Miranda, Peter on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Peter Boorman

      Peter Boorman answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hi Tom,

      Interestingly, the world could have electricity for the entire life of the solar system, if we generated electricity entirely from renewable sources, such as the Sun. However, if we continue to generate our electricity from fossil fuels, we could use these up quite a lot sooner!