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Energy Supply 2018

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
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Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
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Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
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Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector?

Fossil fuels constitute the largest share of the world’s total primary energy supply today, and the most consumed fuel type for electricity generation worldwide. As a result, the electricity generation sector is the world’s single largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Globally, policy efforts are being made to increase and improve access to electricity supplies. Given the electricity generation 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 greenhouse gas mitigating technologies become commonplace and energy efficiency practices are enacted. How can we most effectively minimize emissions from energy generation around the world, while still enabling the sector’s growth, and energy access for those in need?

35 Proposals
The Heliac Solar Cooker is inexpensive but efficient. A lens focusing sunlight generates heat. Improvements, distribution, & sales welcome.
Community managed micro hydropower systems are a key instrument for climate change mitigation and sustainable development at local scale.
Replacement of open fire stoves with improved cookstoves can reduce indoor air pollution & can cut the amount of GHG emissions significantly
Challenge: Evaluate solar cooking devices to amplify adoption. Need: Injection of funds to accelerate the rate cookers are tested this year.
There is plenty of clean and renewable energy technology, what is now needed is a complete financial justification for rapidly transitioning
A pollution control device for diesel exhaust that can capture particulate matter from the exhaust and convert it into Inks and paints.
At Arrecife Energy Systems we transform ocean waves into a sustainable, zero emission, and economically competitive electric power source.
A power insurance as the solution to offer access to energy to low income communities in developing countries.
America needs a lot of electricity produced to meet it's needs and the use of fossil fuels in our power plants is an important part of it.
The outer glass sheath will refract the radiation into the internal PV from any angle of incidence of solar energy.
Capture most CO2 from power plant high rise smokestack & build a parasitic soda + snow-melt embedded sub-plant to reward your investment!
Uranium fuel is terribly harmful to biology & ecology! There is huge energy spin-locked in special but abundant elements with 2B potential.
Conventional nuclear reactors generate lots of toxic radioactive wastes & impose tremendous threat. We research replacement mid-Z beta fuel.
A hydroelectric power plant which is operated underground with seawater
Jatropha curcas is a plant resistant to drought. to produce biofuel it will allow us to empower the farmers of arid zones for reforestation
Technology uses exhaust Carbon dioxide, waste water to generate 40% more power/ton of coal as hydro energy reducing GHG by half/plant
Laser with a spherical working body
#TheYellowstoneCalderaProject: A Plan for America's Energy Future. Powering the country through geothermal energy. Let's change Energy.
A space-elevator-based nuclear power plant would be safer and provide emission reductions compared to current nuclear and fossil fuel plants
Eco-Friendly Micro Off-grid Solar system. Simple and Reliable rural electrification system including Smart BMS & Hybrid Inverter.
1.Hydrokinetic systems: no dam required 2.Pumped hydroelectric storage: no river required 3.lever mechanical advantage 1+2+3 = BMSH Engine