Re: The energy non-crisis.
So we chain up a few dozen rubes to crank a generator to produce enough juice to fire up a light bulb and maybe power your computer.
It's not free because you still need to feed the rubes and cloth them and.......
Energy is not free. It takes work to create it for you to use it.
Oil or wood or anything else combustible has it stored. You just have to know how to release it and how to harnass it.