New ideas for renewable energy

I found a cool article on using the chemical differences between water with lots of ions in it (salt/seawater) and water with fewer ions (freshwater) to produce electricity over at the New Scientist. I’m not sure that this so called “blue power” is going to be a long-term solution to our energy needs, but it’s just really cool that scientists are doing such a good job of exploring new venues and creating new technology to make renewable energy a reality (in our future, at least). Every step along the way is incredibly valuable, even if its not the final or most efficient step. I do have complete confidence that we’ll be able to develop non-fossil fuel based energy in this generation, and that will be a huge boon to the environment, to American prosperity, and to global security.

Blue Power uses the chemical differences between seawater and freshwater (found at every river delta) to generate electricity.

Blue Power uses the chemical differences between seawater and freshwater (found at every river delta) to generate electricity.

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