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Here is my latest Good News from around the world.
Graphene supercapacitors could be a huge breakthrough for energy storage. Researchers at UCLA have created supercapacitors using graphene that offer very fast charging and good energy storage, much better than current batteries. They claim to have a scalable process that will make fabrication affordable.
Transatomic Power co-founders Mark Massie and Leslie Dewan at their TedTalk
Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) could change how we view nuclear: making it safe, more affordable and scalable. MSR can solve the two of the biggest challenges for nuclear energy by burning “spent” uranium fuel and being “walkaway” safe meaning the reactor would shut down and safely cool even with no operator. The design by Transatomic Power recently won a DOE energy innovation award, beating out 200 other green innovations.
This is an awesome video about standing up for each other. It brought tears and feelings of wanting to help others. There were times that I could have used a helping hand. Kudos to Peel District School Board for this wonderful program. Let’s stand up for each other!
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S. Lewis
Tapping volcanoes for energy? This sounds like a high risk, but I have to give kudos for creativity. This project, KivuWatt, in Rwanda plans to take gases trapped in the lake and turn them into power for generating electricity. I love the creativity, but am concerned about the potential for gas explosions and harm to the lake and life in the lake.
The momentum for green jobs is growing along with the national economy. According to Environmental Entrepreneurs, the US added 110,000 green jobs in 2012. Most every state, regardless of politics seems to be benefitting. This could help heal the party bickering as both sides see economic benefit in their states. The economy, environment and people are benefitting. Go Green!