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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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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 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?

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5 Proposals
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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Challenge: Evaluate solar cooking devices to amplify adoption. Need: Injection of funds to accelerate the rate cookers are tested this year.
Nov 26, 2017
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Community managed micro hydropower systems are a key instrument for climate change mitigation and sustainable development at local scale.
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 GHG emissions significantly
Nov 26, 2017
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There is plenty of clean and renewable energy technology, what is now needed is a complete financial justification for rapidly transitioning