Future with less carbon and more electricity

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Energia LimpaImagine a world with a lot of energy… clean energy. How different would the civilization with less power limits – with less risk of climate change, without peak oil and more renewable forms of energy supply for a population exploding worldwide?

But this is not the current scenario. Today's energy needs are met largely by fonts with carbon-high-level and technologies inefficient. But, and there is a better alternative? How could we use the newest scientific knowledge to prepare ourselves in the best possible way for a future with less carbon and more electricity?

To explore these issues, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) set up a multinational group, interdisciplinary and multigeracional in June 2011 for the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030. Together, these pioneering scientists, political consultants, entrepreneurs and future leaders have adopted a new approach focused on Science and technology can do to meet the challenges of global energy.

Building on the outcome of this collaboration in June, the participants created the Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030 – a detailed view of the highest-impact energy technologies, with a set of deployment strategies; a map to a future with cleaner and more sustainable energy.

Do the download Equinox's Blueprint: Energy 2030, now available in:

The five technology strategies and implementation steps are:

1. Energy storage technologies to enable the generation of renewable electricity

2. Enhanced geothermal, exploitation of heat from the Earth with already mastered techniques

3. Advanced nuclear reactors for safety enhanced with the use of inexhaustible resources (recycled uranium, thorium and high-level wastes) to close the fuel cycle

4. Off-grid electrification with the use of flexible solar cells and self-sustaining micro-grades

5. Intelligent cities and Electric transport for a global future dominated by urban life

“The Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 It was a different kind of collaboration that highlighted the dialogue of science, politics, industry and leaders of 2030″, said Professor Jatin Nathwani, Scientific consultant of the Equinox Summit and Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) the University of Waterloo. “The multinational group and multigeracional came a new approach to moving away from the political dead ends, and turned to a strategy of science focused on solutions. They offer practical next steps for the adoption of a global energy transition”.

“The Equinox Blueprint: Energy 2030 offers for readers a vision well informed of emerging technologies of energy and a clean energy future that is the global reach”, said Aaron Leopold, Member of Equinox Summit Forum   and Director of environment and Development Global sustainable   Governance Institute in Brussels. “We hope that this knowledge presented by Blueprint helps realign global dialogue for a positive energy targeting and collaborator, and motivate readers to speed up efforts to achieve a clean, sustainable energy for everyone”.

About WGSI

Founded in 2009, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI – Global Science initiative of Waterloo) non-profit organization is a partnership of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Waterloo. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, the WGSI aims to provide highly focused international conferences that advance the dialogue and catalyze long-term thinking needed to create scientific and technological solutions of the future.

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