|energy for greenhouse planet
a global energy system
In an effort to stabilize climate and slow down global warming, a team of international
researchers have evaluated a series of new primary energy sources that either do not emit or
limit the amount of carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere.
Possible candidates for primary energy sources include terrestrial, solar and wind energy; and
solar-power satellites; biomass; nuclear fission; nuclear fusion; fission fusion hybrids and
fossil fuels from which carbon has been removed.
“Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will require major change in how we produce, distribute,
store and use our energy,” said Caldeira, one author of the paper titled “Advanced
Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a Greenhouse Planet.” Martin I.
Hoffert was lead author of the report.
"What our research clearly shows is that scientific innovation can only reverse this trend
if we adopt an aggressive, global strategy for developing alternative fuel sources that can produce
up to three times the amount of power we use today,” Hoffert said. “Currently , these
technologies simply don’t exist – either operationally or as pilot projects.”
Non-primary power technologies that could contribute to climate stability and slowing down
global warming include conservation, efficiency improvements, hydrogen production, storage and
transport, superconducting global electric grids and geoengineering.
The report concludes: “Combating global warming by radical restructuring of the global
energy system could be the technology challenge of the century.” >from *International
Researchers Propose Advanced Energy Technologies To Help Quell Global Warming* <> october
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