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Coal, natural gas and other traditional fuels fill the atmosphere with gases that contribute to climate change. But renewable energy sources like wind turbines, solar panels and nuclear power have their own drawbacks in terms of cost and efficiency. Scientists have further developed their designs in order for these alternatives to be more cost-effective and generate much more power than they previously did. And that’s how we ended up with…

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10. Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT)
9. Oyster
8. Algae Based Biofuels
7. Solar Windows
6. Volcanic Electricity
5. Betaray
4. Viruses
3. Thorium
2. The “Impossible” Microwave Thruster
1. International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)

Source/Further reading:

http://www.thewindpower.net/statistics_countries_en.php
http://web.archive.org/web/20150622010258/http://www.altaerosenergies.com:80/value.html
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/renewables/first-commercial-floating-wind-turbine-hovers-above-alaska
http://www.aquamarinepower.com/technology/
http://www.aquamarinepower.com/technology/how-oyster-wave-power-works/
http://www.emec.org.uk/about-us/wave-clients/aquamarine-power/
http://www.biofuelstp.eu/global_overview.html#_
http://www.agbioforum.org/v13n2/v13n2a04-richardson.htm
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/scientists-turn-algae-into-crude-oil-in-less-than-an-hour-180948282/?no-ist
http://biofuel.org.uk/land-use.html
http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=48113
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/08/20/alabama-gets-first-world-carbon-negative-algae-biofuel/
http://www.yourturn.ca/solar/solar-power/how-much-power-does-the-sun-give-us/
http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/cms/8996/9082.aspx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gJLetxYm5Q#t=24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gJLetxYm5Q#t=52
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-tech/energy-production/artificial-geothermal-energy1.htm
https://theconversation.com/drilling-surprise-opens-door-to-volcano-powered-electricity-22515
http://themindunleashed.org/2013/12/glass-sphere-might-revolutionize-solar-power-earth.html
http://www.designboom.com/technology/betaray-spherical-glass-solar-energy-generator-by-rawlemon-12-18-2013/
http://www.worldcrunch.com/rss/tech-science/could-a-glass-sphere-revolutionize-solar-power-/solar-energy-environment-rawlemon-prototypes-start-up/c4s15109/#.VN3EjeaUfJd
http://io9.com/5910682/a-virus-that-creates-electricity
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-harness-human-power-electricity/
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2012/05/13/electricity-from-viruses/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68A_HPYGdlk#t=74
https://infcis.iaea.org/THDEPO/About.cshtml
http://politicalblindspot.com/car-runs-1-million-miles-on-8-grams-of-thorium/?_nospa=true
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/jun/23/thorium-nuclear-uranium
http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/01/nasa-microwave-thruster/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpWCOVNWUyo
http://inhabitat.com/nasa-confirms-the-impossible-propellant-free-microwave-thruster-for-spacecraft-works/?_nospa=true
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-07/31/nasa-validates-impossible-space-drive
http://terrapower.com/pages/traveling-wave-reactor
http://www.iter.org/
http://www.iter.org/sci/Whatisfusion
http://www.iter.org/sci/beyonditer
http://www.iter.org/proj/itermilestones
http://web.archive.org/web/20151016044949/http://www.iter.org/proj/iterandbeyond

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