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Energy Supply 2015

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Mar 6, 2015 08:00 EST - Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jun 14, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 1, 2015 12:00 EDT - Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Jul 15, 2015 12:00 EDT - Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Aug 3, 2015 12:00 EDT - Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
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Sep 13, 2015 12:00 EDT
What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation?

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. How can we most effectively minimize emissions from electricity generation around the world, while still enabling the sector’s growth?

7 Proposals
Jul 14, 2016
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Solar harvesting ships can synthesize fuel to overcome the intermittence and low power density of conventional renewable energy systems.
Jun 15, 2016
Thermal power-plants to increase efficiency by radiative heat-transfer for cool-matter decomposition into plasma; enabling direct conversion
Jul 14, 2015
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Proposing Space Solar Power as a viable solution for global clean energy based on design of reusable space launch system.
Jul 14, 2015
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Distribute Plug & Play solar panels to home owners, and apartment renters to make clean energy on site where you use it.
Jun 18, 2015
Solar updraft chimneys convert warm air to electricity. Solar-heated warm air can be incredibly inexpensive with zero environmental issues.
May 26, 2015
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Development of a licensing process for advanced nuclear reactors will enable the rapid deployment of GigaWatt-scale clean nuclear energy.
Apr 22, 2015
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Establish new financial instrument to help developing countries phase out fossil fuel subsidies.