Monday, 14 December 2015

Clean Energy from water

The trend to clean energy has started

Now that the Paris COP21 has concluded with significant progress, the race is on to create a large scale, zero emission power generator. The companies that solve the many problems will become a global player and disrupt many industries, including oil. coal, gas, power transmission and the many support services.

Each country should be aware that the large companies will try to buy up solution companies or take out patents to stop progress. This practise must be managed and control for the benefit of all, not just a few.

Hydrogen has to be the answer. 

In Greek, hydrogen means "water-former".

Because it is contained in water and after separation becomes a high efficiency fuel. The waste product is water. Traditionally hydrogen has not been cheap enough to produce for large applications, but that might be changing. The Space Shuttle Main Engine burnt hydrogen with oxygen, producing a nearly invisible flame at full thrust.

The Chinese maybe first.

Using three abundant sources on earth, enough hydrogen could be produced to power every electricity generating station in the world, or could be used for local district micro-generation to avoid power transmission lines. Check out this article from the Hong Kong University

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Time to think about Climate Change

If you had not noticed, the world is changing

Most people are too busy taking care of their own lives and those of their immediate family to be worried about climate change. But if you watch what is happening around the world, you will see more "Natural Disasters" on TV, Floods in Peru, draught and water rationing in California, Arctic ice melting at an every increasing rate, and limited coverage on the causes.

It has been forecast that as the Arctic ice melts, sea levels will rise, which is already happening, little is talked about the reduced weight this reduction makes on the earth structure beneath.

As the weight distribution is move around the globe, expect more earth quakes, tsunamis, draughts, floods, fires and increased desertification.

This all sounds very depressing, and it is.

What can a single individual make to stop this self created problem from getting worse. The answer, very little, so why bother, enjoy life, leave it to somebody else. There are more immediate problems such as no jobs.

Remember the Cree Prophecy:

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Then you will find that money cannot be eaten.

Collectively there is a chance to make a difference, so what would you suggest?