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Originally posted by Now_Then
Maybe the idea of 'free' energy is bunk.
"The problem is even trying to harvest said 'wasted' energy results in a net loss greater than that of fossil fuels. The required energy to create a magnet is FAR more than that required to reduce said magnet to a useless state."
I don't agree with this statement. It takes a momentary pulse of high energy for magnets, yet neodyniums can last hundred of years. It might be less energy to create a entire manufacturing plant, but we have to remember these plants can make more than one magnet a piece.