Online Journal of Space Communication
Standards: one can stay warm in the cold, and cool in the heat. One can travel great distances, desalinate water and convert materials into useful products. However, power production involves substantial pollution. When making long- term energy investment decisions, it is worth considering which energy options can produce large quantities of power for long periods of time at the lowest possible environmental costs. Space Solar Power - when the space segment is built from lunar materials - may well be the best option for one simple reason: most of the work is done thousands of kilometers away from earth.
"Space Solar Power, Lunar Mining and the Environment,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 9:
16, Article 23.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol9/iss16/23
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