The replicators in the Star Trek series symbolize a dream of an end to all material scarcity. A similar dream is present in the “new energy movement” seeking unlimited supply of “free” energy.
What most people don’t seem to think about or realize is: Where does it go?
Unlimited input also means unlimited output, with the potential of total pollution.
The only reasonable solution is to create energy circles/traps, to use the same resource or energy as often as possible until it leaves our reach.