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Scaling renewables in major emerging economies 2013

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Jun 1, 2012 12:00 EDT - Jun 16, 2013 02:59 EDT
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Jun 16, 2013 03:00 EDT - Jun 30, 2013 11:59 EDT
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Jul 1, 2013 12:00 EDT - Jul 21, 2013 02:59 EDT
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Jul 21, 2013 03:00 EDT - Aug 31, 2013 11:59 EDT
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Sep 1, 2013 12:00 EDT
How can renewable technologies be rapidly deployed in the major emerging economies?

The seven leading emerging economies or E7 (China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia, Turkey) now collectively account for more carbon emissions than the leading industrial countries, or G7. This contest seeks proposals on how the E7 can rapidly scale renewable electric power generation technologies. See more…

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9 Proposals
The project is a run-of-river hydroelectric system with a novel new approach that fundamentally differs from the standard hydro methodology
Crowdfunding channeled through Microfinance gives urban and rural poor access to renewable energy to transform lives.
We manage forests of seaweed to produce renewable natural gas, food, and biodiversity, plus sequester carbon to reverse global warming.
Shift to renewable energy in Russia can be achieved by involving the conventional energy suppliers' support on the initial stage.
Create a government sponsored bond marketplace spoofing the early 20th century "War Bonds" that funds residential solar installations.
AA & AAA batteries cost $300 kw/hr Our Rechargeable battery systems cost $4 per kw/hr The savings are substantial Self reliance is important
Aims to analyze economic and psychological factors and renewables' attributes to foster its diffusion and adoption in households.
Run a raffle that stimulates household consumers to be more efficient users of electricity and reward them with solar panel installations.
If the G7 can show that they are doing their best for the environment, and at the same time profiting by it,the E7 might follow.