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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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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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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?

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SKYSCRAPERS AS WIND TOWERS - Horizontal axis windmills with features that make them more effective than other models to date
Dec 23, 2017
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Nov 26, 2017
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Wave energy converter formed by direct action turbines that imitates the behavior of a coral reef and supply energy to offshore needs
Nov 26, 2017
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The Heliac Solar Cooker is inexpensive but efficient. A lens focusing sunlight generates heat. Improvements, distribution, & sales welcome.
Nov 26, 2017
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A power insurance as the solution to access to energy for low income communities in developing countries.
Nov 26, 2017
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Challenge: Evaluate solar cooking devices to amplify adoption. Need: Injection of funds to accelerate rate cookers are tested this year.
Nov 26, 2017
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Replacement of open fire stoves with improved cookstoves can reduce indoor air pollution & can cut the amount of GHGs emission significantly
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Capture most CO2 from power plant high rise smokestack & build a parasitic soda + snow-melt embedded sub-plant to reward your investment!
Sep 10, 2017
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Uranium fuel is terribly harmful to biology & ecology! There is huge energy spin-locked in special but abundant elements with 2B potential.
Sep 10, 2017
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Conventional nuclear reactors generate lots of toxic radioactive wastes & impose tremendous threat. We research replacement mid-Z beta fuel.
Sep 10, 2017
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A hydroelectric power plant which is operated underground with seawater
Sep 10, 2017
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Jatropha curcas is a plant resistant to drought. to produce biofuel it will allow us to empower the farmers of arid zones for reforestation
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Technology uses exhaust Carbon dioxide, waste water to generate 40% more power/ton of coal as hydro energy reducing GHG by half/plant
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Aug 29, 2017
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Laser with a spherical working body
Aug 25, 2017
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#TheYellowstoneCalderaProject: A Plan for America's Energy Future. Powering the country through geothermal energy. Let's change Energy.
Aug 19, 2017
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A space-elevator-based nuclear power plant would be safer and provide emission reductions compared to current nuclear and fossil fuel plants
Jul 25, 2017
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Eco-Friendly Micro Off-grid Solar system. Simple and Reliable rural electrification system including Smart BMS & Hybrid Inverter.
Jun 20, 2017
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Jun 9, 2017
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1.Hydrokinetic systems: no dam required 2.Pumped hydroelectric storage: no river required 3.lever mechanical advantage 1+2+3 = BMSH Engine