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CLEAN POWER PLAN IN DENIAL

Clean Power Plan 

As long as we emit more carbon than can be absorbed by natural sinks such as forests, concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere will keep rising, and the climate will keep warming. So stabilizing climate change at any temperature requires achieving zero net emissions.

CARBON TAX

What does it take for such a fundamental transition of the global economy to happen?

ECONOMIC theory says that when an individual’s choice damages others’ interests, that Governments can try to reduce emissions in three ways:

  1. Subsidising alternatives,
  2. Imposing standards on products and processes
  3. Pricing the greenhouse gases that cause the damage.

The first is almost always a bad idea; Governments still hand out too many allowances. The second should generally be avoided; Neither subsidies nor standards should be needed if greenhouse gases are priced to reflect the damage they do.

The third is the way to go. Europeans do all three. America does the first and the second at state and federal levels. California has decided to do the third, and it looks as though a federal system to price carbon will follow.

Clean Power Plan

Some Governments are trying to establish a longer-term carbon price: to set a binding target of cutting carbon emissions, for example, Britain plans a cut by 20% of their 1990 level by 2020, and a cut by 60% by 2050. Continue reading CLEAN POWER PLAN IN DENIAL

POLLUTION CHINA

CHINA POLLUTION

pollution China

Man-made and visible from space: PM2.5 POLLUTIONChina polluion PM2.5

Air over industrial belts in China is polluted. No big surprise. But how much more or less polluted is it compared to industrial belts in Europe, the Americas, Australia, Africa and Japan?

China pollution

China is now the largest emitter of CO2 in the world (although you are correct that the US is much higher per capita). India generates 71% of its electricity from coal. Continue reading POLLUTION CHINA

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California Canyon Wave Energy

HUG Wave EnergyCalifornia Wave Energy Solved

The HUG California Canyon Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy from the canyons of the shores of California at a very low cost.

 

California Canyon Wave Energy
California Canyon Wave Energy: Monterey
California Canyon Wave Energy
California Canyon Wave Energy: Santa Barbara

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River Fed Ocean Wave Energy

Ocean Wave Energy 

The HUG River Fed Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from River Fed ocean wave energy to the shores of the world  at a very low cost. The potential projects are selected from both Colombia and Venezuela in an area where there is more rainfall than in any part of the world: the Choco

At a River Outlet:

This approach adds river water to the height of the reservoir if flooding is not an issue.  The river continues to flow unabated. The spawning of fish will not be affected because a large transfer pipe is used to feed river water into the reservoir.

This approach includes the possibility of adding more HUGs.

 

Venezuela Wave Energy
Venezuela Wave Energy: Cocalita

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Island Wave Energy

  Island Wave Energy Potential

The HUG Island Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of the islands of the world  at a very low cost.

We have been waiting for a wave energy solution for the last 40 years.  There have been a dozen approaches with a lot of activity in the last ten years, but there have been no resounding commercial successes.  Most ideas are replicated from other ideas in the box.

This HUG Wave Energy System  is “out of the box” and it will cause an Energy Revolution.

Locations that have the most to gain:

CANADA

  • *Tofino, Jordan River, Byron Bay, Vancouver Island
Vancouver Wave Energy
Vancouver Wave Energy: Tofino

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Hawaii Wave Energy

The Hawaii Wave Energy PotentialHUG Wave Energy

The HUG Hawaii  Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of Hawaii at a very low cost.

Hawaii would seem a natural site for such technology. As any surfer can tell you, it is blessed with powerful waves. The island state also has the nation’s highest electricity costs—largely because of its heavy reliance on oil delivered by sea—and has a legislative mandate to get 100 percent of its energy from renewables by 2045.

The following images are located along the  coast of Hawaii wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

Hawaii Wave Energy
Hawaii Wave Energy: Kalihiwai

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World Wave Energy

The World Wave Energy Potential

HUG Wave Energy

The HUG World Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of the world  at a very low cost.

The following images are located along the  coast wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

At a River Outlet:

This approach adds river water to the height of the reservoir if flooding is not an issue.  This approach includes the possibility of adding more HUGs.

United States: Alaska

Alaska Wave Energy
Alaska Wave Energy: Bear Island

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South Africa Wave Energy

 The South Africa Wave Energy Potential

HUG Wave Energy

The HUG South Africa Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of South Africa at a very low cost.

The following images are located along the west coast of South Africa wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

 

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Washington Oregon Wave Energy

Washington Oregon Wave Energy Potential

HUG Wave Energy

The HUG Washington Oregon Wave Energy is a game changer. It promises to bring electricity created from ocean wave energy to the ocean shores of Washington  at a very low cost.

The following images are located along the coast of Washington and Oregon wherever there is a natural small bay. This type of topography reduces the cost of the reservoir.

 

Washington Wave Energy
Washington Wave Energy: Wedderburn Gold Beach

There is additional  river water that adds to the height of the reservoir if flooding and boat access is not an issue. Continue reading Washington Oregon Wave Energy