Shaping The Next Generation of Energy Conservation
The regular use of electricity has improved our lives since the early 1900’s. At that time the world’s population was 1.2 billion, with only a fraction of those people having access in major cities across the globe.
Currently 80% of the world’s population, of over 7 billion has access to electricity with each home requiring considerable energy loads to power dozens of electrical devices. Global energy demand requires 62,500 power plants to meet the needs of customers.
Advancement in energy efficiency has been developed for thousands of end-use electrical products such as appliances, lighting and electronic devices. Electric power generation has also made energy efficiency advancements by incorporating renewable energy sources into the spectrum of electric generation, with approximately 22% of global demand coming from renewable sources.
While these improvements are steps in the right direction, the current transmission systems in many countries were built in the middle of the last century. This means that advancement in energy efficiency is limited by decades-old transmission and distribution technology.
Starting with an entire nation that is a blank slate, scientists can develop a comprehensive energy conservation and management plan for every single component of the country. Fresh water, grey water, sewage, electricity production and consumption, mass transit, and petroleum usage are just a few of the energy use parameters to be measured, evaluated, and improved upon.
The advancements made in North Sudan will drive the future of energy conservation principles across the globe. It will demonstrate to the world that a nation can cut energy usage and still compete, or even outperform, less efficient, less energy-savvy. It will also give us a window into the future of what is possible with our relationship to energy conservation.
With the support of concerned global citizens, North Sudan has the ability to bypass old world technology and demonstrate the true possibilities of a 100% renewable energy based nation. Your monetary contribution opens the door to new technologies and ideas that have yet to be dreamed. Without your support, our planet will miss a great opportunity to improve our lives and those of generations beyond our own.
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- 14 Apr 2015