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Energy Supply 2016

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Jan 15, 2016 08:00 EST - May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT
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May 23, 2016 08:00 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Jul 5, 2016 12:00 EDT - Aug 1, 2016 12:00 EDT
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What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector?

The electricity generation sector is the world’s single largest emitter of climate changing greenhouse gases (GHGs). Globally, increasing access for half of the world’s population without electricity is a policy priority. Given the sector’s reliance on carbon-intensive sources, an increase in access will lead to significant GHG emissions growth unless electricity generation sources are diversified to include cleaner options or CO2 mitigating technologies become commonplace. For the first time, an international coalition of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) reached an agreement to reduce GHG emissions, pursue clean energy options, and take other steps to mitigate the risks associated with climate change. As a global society, how can we most effectively minimize emissions from electricity generation around the world, while still enabling the sector's growth?

 

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40 Proposals
Deploy microgrids to the developing world using a franchise business model based on open source hardware to reduce cost.
The Collective Power Platform is a local peer to peer energy trading market for and by prosumers.
To combat rural community's vulnerability to climate change effects through adoption of solar irrigation and egg incubation technology.
Insulator Bags that will enable people to cook boiled food slowly and save electricity, firewood and paraffins for the UNDERPREVILIGED.
My Energy Xpert is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.
ICE and heat replacing FIRE and smoke; the application of concentrated SOLAR power technology and INVISIBLE light to reduce greenhouse gases
Power Plant of the Future: Clean, abundant, and safe energy with no greenhouse gases.
Shifting to the mix of energy sources that minimizes total economic, environmental and health costs
EU policy plan: using nuclear energy to finance investment into renewable energy infrastructure and a European super grid.
Creating a Chinese National Energy Modeling System (for the ‘Other Generating Capacity’ category) in its Five-Year Plans 中国五年计划
Provide insight in consumption up to appliance level with Smart insight of Ipsum. Shift behavior through competition and cash prices.
To save electricity with the help of students, teachers and parents.
Create a map which shows electricity supply to particular building. Electricity meter collects data from equipments. Ventilation pushes CO2.
Overcome local communities' resistance to wind farms by turning them into desirable work of art backed by famous designers
Complete solar pumping system up to 50 hp mounted PV on std 20' container Built-in Solar VFD technology to replace diesel generators
Clean energy projects need long term stable offtakers. Instead of a feed in tariff, allow utilities to set a PPA floor.
Combine two existing waste streams Nuclear Waste & Human Excrement to generate Hydrogen into electricity, replacing Fossil Fuel electricity
LENR & Hybrid Graphene EESD's & Reduce Co2 Levels to Pre-Industrial Age, While Making Very Valuable Carbon Nano Fibers 25 Times Cheaper
Miniaturised, cheap guided missiles absorb beamed energy, speed through a vacuum; colliding with a target for impact fusion for electricity.
We have 100% of technology off-the-shelf to make all buildings Net Zero Carbon! Eliminate fuel & peaking generation. Save the Planet!
Comparative Study/Analysis tailored to location/economy and various aspects and setting up flexible, easy-to-use guide/tool
Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal
Hydroelectricity’s low cost, near-zero emissions, and ability to be dispatched quickly to meet peak electricity demand worldwide.
Thermonuclear fusion power has provide energy for the earth for more than 4 billion years. It is time to convert more to electricity.
Join the FIGHT for survival. «First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one» -- Will McAvoy -- Say goodbye to Denial!
The Integrated Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus (iWENN) Mngmt Protocol Applies Systems Design/Mngmt Principles to Global Scale AGW Adaptation.
A unmanned submarine on the ocean floor, shooting high pressured water into a turbine.
Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.
Sand dunes act as reservoir of sand and sand is a viable source for renewable energy.
There are many fusion approaches out there. If they are to work, the general public, policy makers and educators must understand them.
Pricing carbon is the most efficient and politically feasible mechanism to effect an economy wide reduction in greenhouse gas consumption.
The world spends billions of dollars upgrading the electric grid. If allowed to compete, clean energy can improve the grid more cheaply.
Connecting people and ecosystem - use of biogas to mitigate climate change in Indian Himalayas
Installing solar power for poor villages in Africa, they can sell and use energy and have internet so they become richer, more educated.
Cows produce as much CO2e as cars do!
End Federal support for Climate Change by a 45% cut in oil use by 2020 by increasing the tax on foreign oil $30/barrel each Memorial Day.
State ofthe Art Novel InFlow Tech 1Gearturbine RotaryTurbo Similar Aeolipile 10–70AD 2Imploturbocompressor InFlow From Macro to Micro 1Piece
Constant pressure can be converted into constant electrcal current production causing fuel less electricity.