we must act within a 5-year window. Many old, dirty powerplants are scheduled
to be decommissioned, but we don’t have new 24/7 capable technology to replace
these plants. Unless something new arrives on the scene very soon, we will have
no choice but to build with yesterday’s technology and that will mean another
half century of burning fossil fuels!
It is imperative and yet inevitable
that we will transition from burning fossil fuels to clean renewable energy. Imperative
because while mining the fuels, transporting them, preparing
them to burn them, and then getting rid of the aftermath and disposing of the
waste heat; at each step, it is devastating our planet.
that we will transition to clean renewable energy.
It’s the renewable part….. Fossil fuels are consumables.
we WILL consume them all.
about 80% of the world's power is produced by converting heat into electricity.
The questions are where did you get your heat and what percentage is thrown away.
Unfortunately, most of the heat comes from burning fuels and only about
1/3rd of the energy produces electricity; 2/3rds needs to be discarded. And if
not discarded properly it can cause even more problems.
is by Far the…
- Most Efficient
- Least Expensive
…way to convert heat into electricity.
And our heat source is the very waste heat we need to dispose of. Win-Win (In
a second phase we will add geothermal, for an inexahaustabe supply of clean heat)
What's so great about recovering waste heat? First, like
Ben Franklin said, "a dollar saved is a dollar earned" ….for every megawatt
of heat we reclaim, that's one megawatt that doesn't need to be generated by burning
And secondly, the process most often used to toss the waste
heat is destructive. Take nuclear power plants, 74% of them dump their heat into
lakes rivers, and mostly into the ocean, because, what could possibly go wrong!
reefs supply the whole food chain and they are under attack from the changes to
Nukes pump water that is heated +20° into our oceans…
of billions of gallons… Each hour, 24/7.
the other 26% of waste heat goes up chimney stacks and a lot of those use evaporative
cooling, which means one plant can evaporate millions of gallons of freshwater
By capturing that wasted heat
and putting it to work, we will help shutter the dirtiest power plants!