Sharing information for a grass roots campaign to expedite the adoption of liquid metal battery technology

A comprehensive strategy to slow global warming must address human beings' immense demand for energy. Fortunately, a new technology, liquid metal batteries, makes it possible for clean solar and wind energy to become our primary source of electricity, but only if we can find the political will.

First Step

Sign a petition to the White House asking the administration to expedite liquid metal battery technology:

Note: At the bottom of the petition, you need to click on CREATE AN ACCOUNT before you can sign (assuming you don't have an account already). All you need to provide is your first and last name, an email address, and a password.

Next Step

Coming soon . . .

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What if we could save energy from the sun and wind and use it when the sun doesn't shine and when the wind doesn't blow? The answer is that we could make sun and wind power our primary source of energy for the electric grid and we could much more quickly lessen both our dependence on fossil fuels and the global warming emissions that result from burning them.

Thanks to MIT Professor Donald Sadoway and others, we can soon store sun and wind energy using liquid metal batteries, batteries which can be made from earth-abundant materials and which can be produced and deployed on a massive scale. This technology will allow us to reconfigure the nation’s electrical grid to be based primarily on sun and wind power, relegating fossil fuels to the energy source of last resort when generating electricity. In addition, re-configuring the electrical grid on such a massive scale would result in many thousands of jobs right here in the U.S., giving the economy a much needed boost for years to come. And because solar, wind, and battery installations could be spread throughout the country, the resulting new jobs could also be spread across each and every state in the union.

Facts About the Current U.S. Electrical Grid

·         Accounts for one third of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 40 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S.

·         Produces electricity as needed by burning natural gas, coal, and biomass (wood, biofuels, and waste).

·         Only gets 13% of its energy from renewable sources (and of that 13%, 48% is from burning biomass, 35% is from hydropower, 13% is from wind, 0.3% is from solar, and 3.7% is from other sources).

Wind Turbine and Sun photo curtousy of Paul Anderson 
© Copyright Paul Anderson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Stephen Williams,
Jan 9, 2013, 1:16 PM