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Energy Supply 2016

Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Jan 15, 2016 EST - May 23, 2016 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

May 23, 2016 EDT - Jun 7, 2016 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Jun 7, 2016 EDT - Jun 15, 2016 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Jun 16, 2016 EDT - Jul 5, 2016 EDT
Voting Period
Public Voting Period

Jul 5, 2016 EDT - Jul 31, 2016 EDT
Winners are awarded

Aug 1, 2016 EDT
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?



40  Proposals

Proposal nameAuthor(s)

Fast Track To 100% Clean Energy By 2030Eco Inventions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hyperloops for Humanity, the Environment, and Profits: A Mediterranean Marine Hyperloop/Refugee/Environmental Collaborative Proposal

Hydroelectric powerNaresh Bhatt

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

Thermonuclear fusion power has provide energy for the earth for more than 4 billion years. It is time to convert more to electricity.

Overcome the Inertia of DenialFight

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

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

Underwater Pressure Device (UPD)Spencer Robinson

A unmanned submarine on the ocean floor, shooting high pressured water into a turbine.


Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.

Renewable energy from coastal sand dunesAbdur Rahaman

Sand dunes act as reservoir of sand and sand is a viable source for renewable energy.

Teaching Fusion To The General PublicJohn Smith

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

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 GoodBrian Thomson

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

Connecting people and ecosystem - use of biogas to mitigate climate change in Indian Himalayas

Helping the Poor by Solar PowerSolar Polar

Installing solar power for poor villages in Africa, they can sell and use energy and have internet so they become richer, more educated.

Methane, the cow in the roomFrancois Allard

Cows produce as much CO2e as cars do!

No Foreign Oil by 2020JPods

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.

State oftheArt NovelInFlow ProjectDevelopment 1Gearturbine 2ImploturbocompressorCarlos Barrera

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

Static GeneratorEric Crews

Constant pressure can be converted into constant electrcal current production causing fuel less electricity.

SunCell® Generates Electricity Directly from Water Freely AvailableEric Hermanson