Energy experts from all over the world have come together and outlined a six point plan that they think will help to get rid of carbon sources of energy that continue to destroy the ozone layer at an alarming rate. While carbon energy won’t be gone for good, they hope to rid the planet of most of it within the next 20 years. Here are their 6 ways to do that.
Advanced Nuclear Power
It is a bit hard to explain to say exactly what will happen, but one benefit of more nuclear power is that this type will actually use even less nuclear power. Basically, the nuclear waste that is created in regular nuclear power will be used to power the next wave of nuclear power. In theory, it will use no additional power to run but will produce so much power that it could be the power of the future they say.
This could be 50% of our base power in 40 years, experts say. However, first we need to know the risks of how to generate a ton of power, meaning you need to dig 2 to 3 miles deep into the Earth. The scientists say test holes are need to test the risk and propose 10 large scale digs, costing around $1 billion.
We need better ways to store the energy we can create, like solar or wind. Right now, solar and wind could provide most of the energy, but our storage systems of these are sub-par
Smart, Greener Cities
Cities who use light in their buildings more and store their energy better are the future.
Urban electric mobility
This covers either telecommuting more to work or using electric transportation modes in order to get to work.
Portable solar power
This is truly amazing. With this, you basically could have solar cells on something like inkjet paper. Then, you can take the power with you and power anything you want. Great for the developing countries with over 2 billion people without electric light.