Welcome to the Energy Reality Project. The Project is a volunteer project that seeks to bring information together to help us better understand energy and the central role it plays in our lives.
The reality of energy is that, in a variety of different forms, it is ultimately the thing that makes stuff happen. Energy is the master resource. It allows us to perform useful tasks such as the extraction and processing of raw materials, production of goods by industry, growing and processing food, and transporting ourselves from one place to another. It lights our homes. It keeps us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. An abundance of affordable energy is a necessary condition for us to live healthy, happy and prosperous lives.
It is because of these fundamental facts that access to energy and its productive use is what underlies economic systems that, in turn, govern politics and influence the destiny of nations. It is hard to overstate the importance of low-cost energy to our lives, indeed to all civilization. Energy matters. Through a better understanding of these truths we can make better decisions at all levels that will positively affect the future of our families, businesses, communities and country. So, let us roll up our sleeves, delve into the realities of energy and the Energy Reality Project!