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World Energy Research Turns Its Focus On Clean Energy

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World Energy Research, one of the leading energy investment firms has announced its plans to give more focus to clean energy. The company has started conducting a lot of research programs on the clean energy options which can be used in place of traditional energy resources

World Energy Research has conducted a lot of successful research programs to find out the cleaner ways to extract traditional energy resources like oil and gas. Now the focus has been shifted to research and extraction of energy from solar, wind and tidal power resources.

The demand for alternative energy has grown approximately five fold in the past few years. Due to this rise in demand for green energy World Energy Research has taken up many research projects which can give best green energy resources.

As a part of these programs, Blue Energy Canada, a leading green energy technology company, has reached an agreement with World Energy Research, where World Energy Research has agreed to provide the financial assistance to develop the ‘first 200 MW commercial tidal power project’ of Blue Energy Canada.

This will help to extract tidal power on a large scale, which can be used to make electricity in bigger quantities. World Energy Research is also planning to have two main deals and solar and wind energy sectors.

According to leading energy research companies, solar energy is one of the major renewable energy sectors undergoing tremendous growth these days. Reports of leading investment companies like World Energy Research say that the production of solar cells improved by about 50% in the year 2007.

Reports also say that the use of wind energy has also been increasing these days. It is estimated that the industry has been undergoing about 28% of growth for the past five years. If this continues wind energy industry will gain a lot of prominence in renewable energy industry soon.

Many energy research experts believe that tidal energy too will get the same, or may be more prominence in the coming years, because of its predictability, when compared to other renewable energy resources. As oceans form more than 70% of the surface of earth tidal energy can be used to provide power to entire world, if used wisely.

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Nice first post! Welcome to Netweather... ;):D

It could be just what the world needs, I think????

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Tidal power and particularly hydro-electric schemes will remain incredibly important for parts of Canda in terms of maintaining electricity supplies for people to keep warm, cook food, refrigerate, etc.

However, we are facing a massive coming reduction in world oil supply and things like wind, solar and tidal power just do not have the infrastructure in place to replace this. It can take decades to build that sort of infrastructure.

In a BBC interview on May 13th 2010 the following was revealed: -

"The world is heading for massive oil shortages in 2015" , Jeremy Leggett, Member of UK Industries Taskforce On Energy Security

BBC interview here: -

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=aSyySS1u-AQ

I think it is important that Peak Oil should be pressed and lobbied as an issue, and particularly now that we have a new government. Please help me and my campaign to let our new Energy Minister (Chris Huhne) know how strongly we feel about energy security.

Oil has long been the foundation of our economy, and virtually all economic activity depends on it. Food security depends on it, as well as things like pharmaceuticals and manufacturing.

The consequences of large oil shortages in 2015 are very dire for the prospects of our economy, and it looks like the economy will stop growing and start to contract (with the credit-crunch adding to this contraction).

It is not just a lack of oil that will have a big blow to our food-security and our economy in the coming years; but an investment in natural gas also poses problems. We cannot replace oil with conventional natural gas in vehicles or engines. We are reliant on imports from overseas (that also use oil in the process) and these markets are known for their high volatility and dependence on nations with other interests to our own.

As for coal or nuclear; then this poses the same problems as the reliance on natural gas. Global demand for coal and uranium is becoming almost exponential and thus safe-guarding food and fuel security on these resources is far too much of a risk. It would probably be feasible to rely on a portfolio of energy sources as we go through the transition process to an oil-scarce society. Such transitional energy sources can include things like nuclear, coal, and natural gas but only in the short to medium-term. Even in the short-term, there are grave risks if the transitional process is restricted to just these non-renewable energy sources.

Plans for an alternative energy-infrastructure have been delayed for too long, and it is now too late for anything to replace our current rate of consumption of oil. Things like electric vehicles may have some role in keeping some form of economic life-lines going (front-line services, etc) during the transition process. However, we must let our politicians know that implementation of this will be restricted and we cannot feasibly replace all transport with new electric vehicles. Manufacturing new electric-engine vehicles requires consumption of more oil (seven gallons of oil required for every tyre, etc). As for industrial agriculture - oil and natural-gas are used to create pesticides and fertilisers. Regardless, the soil is gradually eroding away. We need to switch to a permaculture/polyculture system if we want to continue in a post-petroleum world. Perhaps some electrified farm vehicles can be part of that world, although the production-chain elements that go into battery-production need to be carefully secured so that they are low-risk and not dependent on fossil-fuels.

We need low-risk and de-centralised solutions to safeguard essential services as well as food-security in this country.

Here are some ideas to lobby your politicians with: -

http://www.permaculture.org.uk/

(Our intensive agricultural systems use fossil-fuel dependent pesticides and fertilisers and are eroding our soils. We need permaculture solutions)

http://en.wikipedia....state_economics

(Economic growth cannot continue to forever. We need to think about how wealth can be incorporated into a steady-state system in the long-term)

I think permaculture should be on the national policy agenda and it should incorporate things like local biogas programs (a renewable and de-centralised form of energy), de-centralised food production, hemp-growing, and so forth. Feel free to let Mr. Huhne know your concerns about the coming oil crisis and the risk it has on our food and fuel security.

By the way, Simmons..are you in touch with anybody from Transition Culture?

Regards,

~PP

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