Jerry Brown photo from wikipedia by Phil Konstantin[/caption]OGEF response to an article Jerry Brown's executive order is ambitious. He sets a target of slashing greenhouse gas emission 40% below 1990 levels. OGEF can help California get there. Our plan to use the geothermal energy on mid ocean ridges not only could revolutionize the electricity generation industry, it also makes creating hydrogen efficient and economical. Imagine a California with vehicles that put [...]
http://www.vox.com/2015/4/29/8512853/fossil-fuel-divestment David, I enjoyed your article. Morals are important to people, no doubt, but economics really drives change. The pope may win the day on morals and get broad agreement on an issue but people will still do what is in their economic interest. Case in point is abortion. It is safe to say that most people do not favor abortion except as a last resort but acting in self interest people still get [...]
A black smoker on a mid ocean ridge emits constant heat. OGEF response to an article in the Guardian where James Smith, former Shell UK chairman, is quoted on oil and gas companies: "if costly climate damage is to be avoided, these companies will have to change profoundly over the next couple of decades” Today's energy companies should be carefully examining alternatives to their reliance on carbon fuels. The paradigm is shifting and [...]
http://www.iflscience.com/environment/chile-s-calbuco-volcano-erupts-without-warning-what-can-we-expect-next A frightening demonstration of the earth's volcanic power. OGEF is developing a way to safely tap into that power on the mid ocean ridges to generate electricity.
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-california-renewable-energy-storage-20150324-story.html?track=rss California has a problem storing energy that is created by wind and solar. Why not send it to the desalination plants?
Highlights: the use of electrolysis for balancing an electrical grid, the efficiency of creating hydrogen at high pressures http://blogs.worldbank.org/energy/print/energy-future-seen-denmark Jim Shnell responded to the above article by Nicholas Keyes The blog submitted by Nicholas Keyes on March 18, 2015, “The Energy Future, as seen from Denmark,” discusses, and in part draws from, a new ESMAP report entitled Bringing Variable Renewable Energy Up to Scale. The blog does an excellent job of shedding light on, and [...]
Wilfred Elders interviews Jim Shnell. They talk about the Ocean Geothermal Energy Foundation's vision for the future and how geothermal energy can be put to work solving the world's energy problems. https://soundcloud.com/fred-currie-1/ogefjimshnellinterview
Bayonaise Rocks, Japan "National Land Image Information (Color Aerial Photographs), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism". Perhaps Japan should follow Iceland's example and start generating electricity from their geothermal resources. The article mentions that many of Japan's geothermal resources are located in national parks making them unsuitable for power plants, but have they considered ocean floor geothermal power? http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0002037006
If the phone companies can do it why not apply similar technology to building an submarine cable from Iceland to the UK or Germany? What is happening today with the Memorandum of Understanding to do a feasibility study on building a submarine cable between Iceland and the UK? http://www.landsvirkjun.com/researchdevelopment/research/submarinecabletoeurope
Where do we plug in? Mid ocean ridges steadily release enough energy to generate five times the electricity the world needs and if combined with fuel cell technology could also replace fuels used for transportation. Wouldn't it be great if we could meet all of our energy needs by plugging into a source that is already distributed throughout the world? Let's innovate our way out of the problems that coal, oil, natural gas and [...]