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Collects energy from the surrounding environment and converts it to electricity. States that it is economical such that it could be used nearly everywhere.
The Details will be presented at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting 2010 (IEDM) being held from December 6 – 8, 2010 in San Francisco. That has apparently just ended yesterday. It would be worth looking up the conference for more detailed info about it.
And, spray on solar cells – now that’ll work.
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IEA’s G8 Programme – Aiming at a Clean, Clever and Competitive Energy Future
Following up on its participation in G8 events during the past four years, the IEA has been invited by the Italian G8 Presidency to take part in the G8 Environment Ministers meeting in April, the G8 Energy Ministers meeting in May and the G8 Summit in July. See the official Italian G8 web site: http://www.g8italia2009.it for more details.
Attending the G8 Energy Ministers meeting, in Rome from 24-25 May, the IEA presented its analysis on the impact of the financial crisis on global energy investments (read executive summary). The Agency also provided a background paper on climate policy (read report).
At the G8 Environment Ministers’ meeting in Siracusa on 22-24 April 2009, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka presented a paper on presented a paper to the Ministers on the RD&D and investment needed to ensure that low-carbon technologies become viable, commercial technologies in the future. The IEA presentation emphasised that low-carbon technologies must play a key role in climate change mitigation. See Mr. Tanaka’s remarks, slide presentation and G8 paper.
The IEA G8 programme has identified new strategies for greater energy security and climate protection. IEA points to policies for speeding development and deployment of cleaner, more efficient energy technologies. The IEA has submitted a set of concrete policy recommendations for promoting energy efficiency that could reduce global CO2 emissions by 8.2 gigatonnes by 2030.
The IEA work focuses on: alternative energy scenarios and strategies; energy efficiency in buildings, appliances, transport and industry, including indicators; cleaner fossil fuels; carbon capture and storage; renewable energy; and enhanced international co-operation.
The IEA G8 programme was initiated following the G8 leaders’ request at their 2005 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.
Access the IEA Press Release following the G8 Hokkaido meetings.
Executive Summary of IEA suggestions 2008 – to G8 summit
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|The IEA recommends that G8 leaders adopt and urgently implement this package of measures to significantly enhance energy efficiency. This package was developed underthe Gleneagles G8 Plan of Action, which mandates the pursuit of a clean, clever and competitive energy future.|
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Highlights of the latest OMR
dated: 11 June 2009
Forecast global 2Q09 crude runs are raised 0.2 mb/d to 71.3 mb/d, as a result of higher April preliminary data in OECD countries, reports of high crude runs in China and marginally stronger global demand. But 3Q09 crude runs are forecast at 72.8 mb/d, representing an annual decline of 1.2 mb/d.
Prime Minister Berlusconi has summed up the first day’s proceedings at the Abruzzo Summit, stressing the agreement reached on fighting climate change, which is to be submitted to the G5 countries during the forthcoming sessions. The other topics on the agenda included the economic crisis and the need for new rules, development and food security.
08/07/2009 A new page entitled “Summit Documents” is now available online in the “Summit” section of the website. This new item on the menu, the first item in the “Summit” section, will contain all of the Declaration and documents from the L’Aquila Summit in Pdf format ready for downloading and printing.
The People Working on Our Behalf at the G8 Summit in L’Aquila, Italy right now – July 8 – 10, 2009
Da sinistra: il Presidente giapponese Taro Aso, il Premier canadese Stephen Harper, il Presidente degli Stati Uniti Barack Obama, il Presidente francese Nicolas Sarkozy, il Presidente del Consiglio italiano Silvio Berlusconi, il Presidente russo Dmitry Medvedev, il Cancelliere tedesco Angela Merkel, il Premier del Regno Unito Gordon Brown, il Primo Ministro del Regno di Svezia Fredrik Reinfeldt e il Presidente della Commissione Europea José Manuel Barroso durante la foto di famiglia nel primo giorno del vertice G8 a L’Aquila. SitoG8/ANSA foto: Maurizio Brambatti
Welcome to Italy, and Welcome to Abruzzo
Many of the guests who will be coming to Italy during this year of the Italian G8 duty Presidency are already familiar with the country and its landscapes, its artistic heritage and the wide variety of cultures, dialects and aspects of the various italian regions. Many of them are admirers of the goods produced by italian creativity in sectors ranging from fashion to design and from machinery to traditional agricultural produce and leading-edge technologies. Connoisseurs of italian wine and cuisine, with their extraordinary variety of flavours and aromas, are also legion worldwide.
For several reasons, however, Italy is also a country that faces a large number of hazards due to the forces of nature and the way the land has been managed.
Around 40% of its population lives in highly seismic areas, and Abruzzo, the region that is to host the summit, was struck by a violent earthquake in April. The quake left 300 dead and razed a considerable portion of the architectural heritage of L’Aquila and the surrounding province to the ground.
The italian G8 Presidency decided to move the Summit venue from its original site in Sardinia to L’Aquila, both as a sign of sympathy and support for the people of Abruzzo and to draw the world’s attention, at this time of hardship, to an italian region with a wealth of history, culture and natural beauty.
L’AQUILA, Italy (CNN) — Leaders of the world’s most powerful economies pledged to seek huge cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions at a summit in Italy on Wednesday.
The Group of Eight leaders said they would “join a global response to achieve a 50 percent reduction in global emissions by 2050 and to a goal of an aggregate 80 percent or more reduction by developed countries by that date.”
BBC slide show G8 Summit in photos – 07-08-09 – Amazing.
See below toward bottom of this post for some general info from this site about L’Aquila and the surrounding area – (before the earthquake, April 6).
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — The government on Wednesday tapped nine financial firms to manage a scaled-down program aimed at helping the nation’s banks and said it would invest up to $30 billion to get it started.
Among those selected to serve as asset managers of the so-called Public-Private Investment Program were BlackRock (BLK, Fortune 500), AllianceBernstein (AB), Oaktree Capital Management, Invesco (IVZ), Angelo, Gordon & Co., Marathon Asset Management, RLJ Western Asset Management, The TCW Group and Wellington Management Company.
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“While utilization of legacy asset programs will depend on how actual economic and financial market conditions evolve, the programs are capable of being quickly expanded if these conditions deteriorate,” Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and FDIC Chair Sheila Bair said in a statement.
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Treasury has said the program is intended to generate a return for private investors and protect taxpayers.
Under the program, banks and other qualified firms looking to rid themselves of assets will sell commercial mortgage-backed securities and certain residential mortgage-backed securities issued before 2009 and originally considered ‘AAA’-rated by two or more recognized agencies.
Each of the nine selected fund managers are required to invest a minimum of $20 million in firm capital in the funds they manage. At the same time, no single investor will be able to own more than a 9.9% stake in the PPIP funds.
It remains to be seen how effective the program will be in helping shore up banks’ finances.
[there’s more – but the next little bit says that a “key industry group” has long advocated for the program – gee, wonder who that is? – my note]
First Published: July 8, 2009: 4:31 PM ET
(also on CNN – and the news tonight)
L’Aquila History and Region Information site – (not the most current – but very interesting and good information).
Altitude: 714 m a.s.l — Population: ca. 67000 inhabitants — Zip code: 67100 — Phone Area Code: 0862
(more info on history and sites in the region found on this page – I don’t think it is the official site but it is a good one.)
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Geoscience, chemical science, bioscience
The Department of Energy supports the geosciences through the Office of Science Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Energy Biosciences subprogram. The Office of Science supports research in analytical chemistry, particularly in the area of mass spectrometry, separation chemistry, and thermo-physical properties. Examples of the science include solvation in supercritical fluids, electric field assisted separations, speciation of actinide elements, ion imprinted sol gels for actinide separations, ligand design, stability of macromolecules and ion fragmentation, imaging of organic and biological materials with secondary ion mass spectrometry, and the physics of highly charged species. The subprogram also supports research on the collision physics of highly charged ions and their interactions with surfaces. In the area of geosciences, work is supported to study low-temperature geochemical processes and rates in mineral-fluid systems.
28/06 09:04 CET
NATO and Russia have relaunched formal cooperation on security threats after their first high-level talks since falling out over the Georgia war last year. The meeting on the Greek island of Corfu was aimed at mending ties torn by Russia’s short war in Georgia last summer.
The Italian Prime Minister said he had brought what he called a message of collaboration from the Russian President Dimitri Medvedev.
My note – there is a video on this page also.
What is required in record keeping and records management of US government / Federal govt. workers, supervisors, agencies and agencies’ heads – also access requirements to public – FOIA
At the Innovation Days Exhibition in Lisbon, developers were showing off new software designed to detect the causes of road accidents. The system uses photos taken at the scene of an accident, official reports and analysis of the road conditions to make a 3D computer recreation of the crash.
Immigration officers sometimes make mistakes but a new automatic system could reduce these errors. Electronic passports containing personal and biometric information are scanned at the first gate. Then the biometric information is double checked by a biomentric machine against the live passport holder and a central data base. If everything is ok the second gate opens. The check is complete. Accuracy and efficiency are improved. But best of all, this machine carries out these checks faster than a human immigration officer – and so could help reduce queues for travellers all over the world.
tags: Security, Technology
Recycling or reuse of CO2 from energy systems would be an attractive alternative to storage of CO2.
The goal of this program area is to reduce the cost and energy required to chemically and/or biologically convert CO2 into either commercial products that are inert and long-lived or stable solid compounds.
Two promising chemical pathways are magnesium carbonate and CO2 clathrate, an ice-like material. Both provide quantum increases in volume density compared to gaseous CO2.
As an example of the potential of chemical pathways, the entire global emissions of carbon in 1990 could be contained as magnesium carbonate in a space 10 kilometers by 10 kilometers by 150 meters.
Concerning biological systems, incremental enhancements to the carbon uptake of photosynthetic systems could have a significant positive effect.
Also, harnessing naturally occurring, non-photosynthetic microbiological processes capable of converting CO2 into useful forms, such as methane and acetate, could represent a technology breakthrough.
An important advantage of biological systems is that they do not require pure CO2 and do not incur costs for separation, capture, and compression of CO2 gas.
This program area will seek to develop novel and advanced concepts for capture, reuse, and storage of CO2 from energy production and utilization systems based on, but not limited to:
My Note –
There could be some really good business models here. . .
create your own business – invent something – solve a problem – make it work
– cricketdiane, 06-29-09
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Focal Point Sun Collector –
Energy Source Possibility –
Created by Cricket Diane C Phillips 072208
fine point upon confined space
typical use of magnifying glass for concentration of light source
air in – heats by sun
Increased pressure by expansion
Increased heat from sun’s energy
air intake = one-way valve
heated air expands when collected sunlight envelopes cavity below collector and bounces around mirrored surfaces (shiny metal interior surface where focus has brought in collected sunlight and heat).
Expanding heated air forces out along narrowed corridor through expansion valve which only opens at a specific pressure point –> creating nozzle bursts of heated air
vacuum thus created sucks in more air to be heated = will result in pulses of air bursts for useful powering / energy to use as propulsion, mechanical motion and to turn generator mechanism for electric power generation.
** another possibility could use the physical expansion of the heated air to convert into motion using a bladder type apparatus that would inflate and act as a bellows or physically move a unit of mechanical system
Written by and created by Cricket Diane C “sparky” Phillips, on July 22, 2008, USA
Cricket House Studios, 2008