Keith – Solar Footprint

Keith - Solar Footprint

Keith sayd that he had long been skeptical about the solar hype. ‘I was wrong’.

The solar hype is getting real. For a long time, Harvard professor David Keith was skeptical about solar energy. But now he admitted he was wrong.

Keith: “Solar energy is very cheap and it can change the future of the global energy supply within a decade.”

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Fusion energy breakthrough

Fusion done by quantum tunneling

Fusion proces: Because of a phenomenon known as quantum tunneling, the hydrogen atoms smash into each other and fuse into helium.

Is Fusion the answer for the new energy world? German scientists created hydrogen plasma, the sun is made of.

Max Planck researchers in Germany finally succeeded in building this breakthrough reactor. And for the first time, the scientists have successfully created hydrogen plasma, the key component to nuclear fusion, and held it in a contained environment. Read More

Students chose nuclear

Students chose nuclear to save the world

Thinking small is big deal: DOE to push US manufacturing of small modular reactors

Students chose nuclear – University of California-Berkeley professor Rachel Slaybaugh summed up the buzz around nuclear technology innovation during a recent roundtable on advanced nuclear power: “Now is an exciting time to be in nuclear energy,” she said.

 

“Nobody told today’s students that nuclear innovation is supposed to be slow. They chose nuclear because they want to save the world.

Defining how the universities facilitate collaboration between students and industry will be key to our success.”

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G7 agrees on ending global warming

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Stephen Harper (Canada), Barack Obama (USA) and the other G7-leaders agreed on the 2015 climate deal

In their final declaration, the G7 word power nations agreed collectively on an increase of maximum 2 degrees Celsius compared to 1990. Together we will tackle climate-fragility.

Environmental organizations Oxfam Novib and Greenpeace, responded positively. Especially the fact that Japan has resigned, was seen as a surprise.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said that it was not hard to convince Japan.  Read More

Renewable energy has overtaken nuclear in Scotland

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Wave power machine powers 1400 homes in Scotland

Scotland is changing towards renewables. Renewable energy is getting bigger than nuclear power in the green country.
Records show renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other single source. Read More

Lockheed Martin’s R&D Fusion: clean power for the future?

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Nuclear Fusion is inspired by the sun. Is this the holy grail at the end of the energy process?

Lockheed Martin believes fusion energy is the future. In their opinion fusion energy is the ultimate form of renewable power. For scientists and engineers the sun is their inspiration because it is the biggest natural fusion reactor we know.

 

They think they will manage to have clean power for the world in 20 years. There is also skepticism about this Fusion project. Read More