energy projects that respect biodiversity while maximizing the positive forces of nature will not only be a positive solution to the challenge of climate change, such projects will be able to be used in disaster relief programs in the face of rebuilding efforts. New technologies must be invented or developed to minimize the harmful effects to nature, landscape, birds and marine biology in exploitation of wind, hydro and wave energy. Following are suggested enhanced ecology minded ideas of small appropriate wind and hydro power plants. Wind energy for example can be utilized without the necessity of killing birds. This is achievable through the use of omni-directional vertical turbine, venturi-housing designs. These types of designs can have protective covers for the wind inlet. Instead of direct use of hydro power by allowing water and marine micro organism through the turbine generators, water can be diverted through hydraulic air entrainment compressor, without going through moving turbine, for usable power. This way marine life is not destroyed. The tail water after aeration is beneficial for irrigation and fish farming as well. Most of all, compared to conventional hydro power plants, small compressed air hydro power plant is much easier to manipulate than direct hydro power plant, and thus civil construction disturbance to the landscape by dams can be minimized. A system of small scale Hydraulic Air Compressor Generators (HACG) can be distributed along a river or around a body of water. With the aerated tail water, not forced through the vigor of the generator turbine, returning to the reservoirs or rivers down stream, the need for building large scale dams are not necessary. In conclusion, if humans and nature work in harmony with each other, the impacts of projects built by systems engineers who understand the need to work with nature rather than against it will be the order of the day in the near future. This chapter will deal not only with the technical solutions for using clean energy; this chapter will also deal with the philosophical foundations of the reasons for such work. To implement new technical solutions, we propose that the United Nations immediately initiate a GENEI (Green Energy Inventions) Depository for selected appropriate technology for commercialization, available to all nations.


The main editors are Dr. Francis C W Fung, World Harmony Organization, and Mr. Richard Jordan, who chaired the 60th UN DPI/NGO Conference on Climate Change. Francis C W Fung, PH.D. Director General World Harmony Organization


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