SuperJail Warden wrote:Could we make the harvesters electric and the power grid powered by green energy? You would probably save a lot of energy by no longer needing to move around gas from place to place.
It could be done but the investment required would be enormous. Especially in developing countries, where distances are also greater which means energy loss due to resistance (you still need to move power from place to place). The power generation wouldn't just need to be converted, the grid also modernised and significantly expanded.
These countries usually aren't able to source the necessary skills to do any of this. Moreover, building sustainable energy sources can be quite expensive and their investment return is only far in the future (if at all).
Without trillions in well-spent subsidies the rest of the world will significantly lag behind the West in their transition.