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Energy Supply

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01/15/16 EST - 05/23/16 EDT
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06/16/16 EDT - 07/05/16 EDT
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07/05/16 EDT - 07/31/16 EDT
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What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector?

The electricity generation sector is the world’s single largest emitter of climate changing greenhouse gases (GHGs). Globally, increasing access for half of the world’s population without electricity is a policy priority. Given the 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 CO2 mitigating technologies become commonplace. For the first time, an international coalition of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) reached an agreement to reduce GHG emissions, pursue clean energy options, and take other steps to mitigate the risks associated with climate change. As a global society, how can we most effectively minimize emissions from electricity generation around the world, while still enabling the sector's growth?


Electric power sector
Any Actor
Any kind of action

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Smart insight, smart savingIpsum Energy

5/26/16 team only
Provide insight in consumption up to appliance level with Smart insight of Ipsum. Shift behavior through competition and cash prices.

Zero Budget Save Electricity ProjectPraksh Sukdev Kolhe

5/25/16 team only
To save electricity with the help of students, teachers and parents.

My Energy Xpert: a home and small business energy management solutionenergyX Solutions

5/25/16 team only
My Energy Xpert is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.

Fast Track To 100% Clean Energy By 2030Eco Inventions

5/23/16 team only
LENR & Hybrid Graphene EESD's & Reduce Co2 Levels to Pre-Industrial Age, While Making Very Valuable Carbon Nano Fibers 25 Times Cheaper

The EU x ACT Initiative (The European Union For a Cleaner Tomorrow)actinitiative

5/23/16 team only
EU policy plan: using nuclear energy to finance investment into renewable energy infrastructure and a European super grid.

Small Guided Missile or Dart for Thermonuclear Impact Fusion: Vast, Clean EnergyQuaw-Salvidio Fusors

5/23/16 team only
Miniaturised, cheap guided missiles absorb beamed energy, speed through a vacuum; colliding with a target for impact fusion for electricity.

100% Net Zero Carbon Plan, 60% NZ Effectively Free, Eliminate Fuel GenerationNet Zero Foundation

5/23/16 team only
We have 100% of technology off-the-shelf to make all buildings Net Zero Carbon! Eliminate fuel & peaking generation. Save the Planet!

DARK SOLAR technology applications; infrared and ICE replacing FIRE and smoke!enthalpiq

5/23/16 team only
ICE and heat replacing FIRE and smoke; the application of concentrated SOLAR power technology and INVISIBLE light to reduce greenhouse gases

Comparative Study/Analysis and Easy-To-Use Guide/Tool For GHG emission reductionavpnkd

5/23/16 team only
Comparative Study/Analysis tailored to location/economy and various aspects and setting up flexible, easy-to-use guide/tool

My Energy Xpert: a home and small business energy management solutionenergyX Solutions

5/23/16 team only
My Energy Xpert is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.

The Collective Power Platformroelofsmichiel and 1 other

5/23/16 team only
The Collective Power Platform is a local peer to peer energy trading market for and by prosumers.

Franchised Microgrids for the Developing World Based on Open Source Componentsjlgula

5/23/16 team only
Deploy microgrids to the developing world using a franchise business model based on open source hardware to reduce cost.

device for monitoring electricity use. Ventilation of premises.deivisbluz

5/23/16 anyone
Create a map which shows electricity supply to particular building. Electricity meter collects data from equipments. Ventilation pushes CO2.

Tidal Energy Power Plantdbayne

5/22/16 team only
Construction of a large scale funnel dam facing the tide and designed to harness tidal pressure. Success will greatly reduce GHG emissions.

how to cut fossil fuel use by 75% in the stop climate changehybridman

5/22/16 team only

Energy Supply: Marine Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and ProfitsiWENN

5/20/16 team only
Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

A global solution for decarbonizing energy systemsdbhoward

5/20/16 team only
Shifting to the mix of energy sources that minimizes economic, environmental and health costs

Hydroelectric powernaresh

5/20/16 team only
Hydroelectricity’s low cost, near-zero emissions, and ability to be dispatched quickly to meet peak electricity demand worldwide.

Thermalnuclear Hot Fusion Power Converter on Earth (OTEC Ocean thermal energy)OTEC is the solution

5/18/16 team only
Thermonuclear fusion power has provide energy for the earth for more than 4 billion years. It is time to convert more to electricity.


5/17/16 team only
To combat rural community's vulnerability to climate change effects through adoption of solar irrigation and egg incubation technology.

Overcome the Inertia of DenialFight

5/16/16 team only
Join the FIGHT for survival. «First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one» -- Will McAvoy -- Say goodbye to Denial!

The Integrated Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus (iWENN) Mngmt ProtocoliWENN

5/10/16 team only
The Integrated Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus (iWENN) Mngmt Protocol Applies Systems Design/Mngmt Principles to Global Scale AGW Adaptation.

Underwater Pressure Device (UPD)epicman364

5/5/16 team only
A unmanned submarine on the ocean floor, shooting high pressured water into a turbine.

Insulator Slow Cooker Bagsmarole

4/24/16 team only
Inslulator Bags that will enable people to cook boiled food slowly and save electricity, firewood and paraffins for the underprevilliged

China’s (New)Clear FutureGeneration of Change

4/10/16 team only
Creating a Chinese National Energy Modeling System (for the ‘Other Generating Capacity’ category) in its Five-Year Plans 中国五年计划


4/4/16 team only
Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.

Renewable energy from coastal sand dunesrana.bries

4/2/16 team only
Sand dunes act as reservoir of sand and sand is a viable source for renewable energy.

Teaching Fusion To The General Publicthepolywellguy

3/29/16 team only
There are many fusion approaches out there. If they are to work, the general public, policy makers and educators must understand them.

Put a Price on CarbonTeam MITACAL

3/15/16 team only
Pricing carbon is the most efficient and politically feasible mechanism to effect an economy wide reduction in greenhouse gas consumption.

Clean Energy Coordinator: Deploying Clean Energy where it Does the Most Goodbrianthomsom

3/3/16 team only
The world spends billions of dollars upgrading the electric grid. If allowed to compete, clean energy can improve the grid more cheaply.

Biogas energy to mitigate climate changeRawats

2/29/16 team only
Connecting people and ecosystem - use of biogas to mitigate climate change in Indian Himalayas

Helping the Poor by Solar PowerSolar Polar

2/29/16 team only
Installing solar power for poor villages in Africa, they can sell and use energy and have internet so they become richer, more educated.

Energy from Oceans Replaces Energy from Fossil FuelsManaugh&Majdi

2/29/16 team only
Power Plant of the Future: Clean, abundant, and safe energy with no greenhouse gases.

Methane, the cow in the roomeph

2/29/16 anyone
Cows produce as much CO2e as cars do!

No Foreign Oil by 2020JPods

2/29/16 anyone
End Federal support for Climate Change by a 45% cut in oil use by 2020 by increasing the tax on foreign oil $30/barrel each Memorial Day.

Make windfarms a work of art to increase their penetrationgiannigiacomelli69

2/29/16 team only
Overcome local communities' resistance to wind farms by turning them into desirable work of art backed by famous designers

Containerized Solar Pumps- Replace Diesel Generators in FarmsSOLAROPIA INC.

2/29/16 team only
Complete solar pumping system up to 50 hp mounted PV on std 20' container Built-in Solar VFD technology to replace diesel generators

Clean Energy BackstopTransformer

2/22/16 team only
Clean energy projects need long term stable offtakers. Instead of a feed in tariff, allow utilities to set a PPA floor.

State oftheArt NovelInFlow ProjectDevelopment 1Gearturbine 2Imploturbocompressornovelinflow

2/22/16 team only
State ofthe Art Novel InFlow Tech 1Gearturbine RotaryTurbo Similar Aeolipile 10–70AD 2Imploturbocompressor InFlow From Macro to Micro 1Piece

Static Generatorericcrews

2/22/16 team only
Constant pressure can be converted into constant electrcal current production causing fuel less electricity.

The CanPoo Reactordennisearlbaker

2/22/16 team only
Combine two existing waste streams Nuclear Waste & Human Excrement to generate Hydrogen into electricity, replacing Fossil Fuel electricity

SunCell® Generates Electricity Directly from Water Freely Availablephysics444

2/22/16 team only