As a consequence of the emphasis on fossil fuels and combustion the world deals with pollution and many people fear the damage may be irreversible.
Thermo — having to do with heat — Dynamics — having to do with forces became the most prominent topic in physics because it added new insight on top of Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Conservation. Does Thermodynamics explain Gravitational Potential Energy? NO! Does Thermodynamics play a part in accounting for the transfer of Potential Energy from Gravity into another form like motion or mechanical energy? Yes.
Energy from gravity is potential energy that requires zero “fuel” and does not “use” anything up. Water put into an elevated container is still water after gravity has turned the movement of the mass into another form of energy. The water in the container is not warmer (not enough temperature difference to measure) after a 400 meter drop at 8 meters per second. The “Gas Tank” is NOT empty in the sense of something is NOT there anymore; it didn’t burn up.
Gravitational Potential Energy Systems are NOT Closed Systems.
Hydropower is an Unlimited Power Source as long as there is water available.
The cycle is over and there is zero Potential Energy available at the bottom and all the energy is available at the top. Gravitational Potential Energy fuel is Height — Vertical Distance Up From the Center of the Earth. To renew the cycle we have to move the mass back up to the same height.
The way we have patented to overcome pressure energy in order to float the mass back up to begin a new cycle involves Thermodynamics.
Whether you believe in Global Warming, Climate Change, or you don’t believe that pollution will permanently damage our planet you can certainly believe that an Electric Power Generator Plant that runs day and night; hidden from sight; without making any noise; without burning any fuel; without heating up the earth; and located inside of a building in downtown or moored underwater off the coast of any big city is going to Shake Things Up!