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Energy Supply 2014

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 9, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 20, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 13, 2014 04:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
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Aug 12, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 21, 2014 08:00 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 21, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 12:59 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 12:01 EDT
How can GHG emissions from the electricity sector be minimized?

Fossil fuels constitute the largest share of the world’s total primary energy supply today. Fossil fuels are also the most consumed fuel type for electricity generation worldwide. As a result of this, 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 supply. Given the electricity generation sector’s reliance on fossil fuels, this increase has also led to significant GHG emissions growth. Attention is now focused on the need to take action to minimize emission from electricity generation, while still enabling the sector’s growth. Click here for contest details

9 Proposals
Aug 20, 2014
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Crowdfund up-front capital expenses for solar installations at qualified sites
Jun 18, 2014
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Pay people to use less electricity at key moments when their energy is coming from the grid's most carbon-intensive power plants.
Jun 13, 2014
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Lightning generates a great amount of heat and therefore pressure as it passes throught the atmosphere. We propose to capture this energy.
Dec 12, 2014
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Jun 1, 2014
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Offshore floating nuclear power plant concept achieves unprecedented levels of safety and economics, enabling massive nuclear energy growth
Aug 21, 2014
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I propose to mobilize communities using social campaigns that emphasize accountability, feedback, and infrastructure .
Aug 20, 2014
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Power generation & industry is likely to continue to need fossil/bio-fuels for decades. HCCAS converts the CO2 to O2 AND makes food/biofuel.
Aug 20, 2014
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A wind turbine that is free from intermittent fluctuations due to changing wind speeds while still extracting maximum power.
Jun 13, 2015
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