Sustainable energy: New energy innovations Breakthrough in renewable energy - VPRO 4 months ago   17:59

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1. An Australian company has been working on a system that uses underwater buoys to convert sea waves into zero-emission energy and desalinated water.

2. Scientists in China are producing solar panels that can produce energy from the last source you’d expect — rainwater.

3. A Japanese engineer has designed a new type of wind turbine that he believes would be able to harness power from typhoons.

4. Researchers at Binghamton University have come up with an interesting way to harness energy, using a resource we have far too much of — bacteria.

5. US scientists have developed a bionic leaf that can convert solar energy into liquid fuel.

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Comments 134 Comments

rijo jose
Everything was perfect except the last one😎
Sherwin Cantago
The last one is insane..
Joel Enríquez Sánchez
In México, have somemany genius!Check my chanel in youtube, and find if Manuel Novelo interwie!!Go humamity;the future is today!!!aguevo!
Most of this nice in theory yet no factual evidence that it can achieve any of its goals... Its a start but again no actual proof other what video says....
9322kWh is suppose to power t houses for a year? we use 20-30 000.- a year for ONE HOUSE! so i ned 2.5times that for one house. and solar panels in the road?? dont think so.
Linda P
Why are so many people talking about "natural gas" and "bio-gas" as if they were good things? They are composed of methane which is an extremely potent GreenHouse Gas (GHG), far more so than CO2, and CO2. Doesn't that seem like a very undesirable fuel source? The whole point of being sustainable and using renewables is to NOT emit GHGs into the atmosphere.
Luis Pérez
How to generate energy with applause
I can’t imagine a brake thru being wanking every time your in a private space that is just gross
Jason Horst
Now we are building major infrastructure in the ocean in the name of clean energy. What’s wrong with this picture?
Dave Pawson
Is the narrator broken? Sounds like listening to a warped record.
Waray non
my invention is much way better than any that you've presented here, only that no one hears my call because I'm just nobody.
John Sunderland
Had to stop listening. What on earth are the things he talking about. Booiies......
Bradley Anderson
It would be interesting to see an update on this over two years later. Since I live in the hurricane zone, the Japanese windmill seems particularly interesting. It might not even be a Bird Cuisinart.
Spaide man
the detail on how the buoy pump and generate electricity = zero.
emi rumpf
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Rahul Dahiya
So what exactly is diff between the traditional boogas plants and the one sanctioned by Netherlands government?
Rahul Dahiya
Okay, that band is hilarious XD
Michael J
Why are none of these solutions marketable? Fossil fuels are mined or drilled and sold to the customer for consumption, the government is not needed to subsidize the development and implementation.
Abhiyender Singh
Biogas experiment?, In India it's quite an old process. No need of experiment, govt set it up in just 500$ with a subsidy.
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Breakthrough in renewable energy - VPRO Sustainable energy: New energy innovations 4 months ago   46:11

It’s not in the papers but a silent revolution is moving across the world. Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than from fossil fuels. It means that progressively the choice for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical one but an economic one. And this will speed up the transfer to renewable energy.

In countries like Brazil, Australia, Chile and parts of the United States people consider renewable energy because of financial reasons. The price of solar and wind energy will continue to drop and in more countries renewable energy will occur.

A surprising newcomer on the market is Morocco, where the government expects that in 2020 more than 40 percent of the energy could come from solar energy.

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