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A more efficient electrical generator, or something much more profound? f you've been following the story of Thane Heins and have been looking for an update to his sto…ry, I had one appear this weekend in the Toronto Star. It was a year ago when I first wrote about Ottawa-born Heins, who says he has developed an electrical generator that redirects the energy in "Back EMF" that usually slows down an electrical motor-generator as it accepts load. In other words, Heins claims to have eliminated the magnetic friction and replaced it with magnetic acceleration. He calls this effect "regenerative acceleration," but those who are skeptical of his claims say that acceleration does not equate to power/torque/work and that Heins has failed to demonstrate there is such a link. Is it just a more - potentially much more -efficient motor? Or is it, well, more than that? Heins says it's not perpetual motion or an overunity machine, yet, but he believes he can get it there as he continues to refine his prototype. I won't go into much more detail, you can read the article if you want an update. I decided to do an update after receiving an e-mail from Lee Smolin, a highly respected theoretical physicist at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. Smolin said the public deserved an update to show that Heins is misguided. I'll let the reader make that judgement. All I can say is that Heins continues to press on, and bit by bit is making what he feels is progress. The cast of characters he's interacted with over the past year range from rockstar Neil Young to UFO researcher Steven Greer, who claims to be an ET contactee. I like this story, mostly because Heins is doggedly determined and acutely aware of how controversial his claims are, but at the same time he isn't prepared to censor himself. He tells it like he sees it, and invites others to come and kick the tires. I didn't mention this in the story, but he's decided to take a kind of open-source approach to licensing his technology. The idea, the way I understand it, is that others can license it and build real-world applications on top and that all members of the licensing network get to share in the advancements and the revenues that are generated - assuming it gets to that stage. Obviously, as attempts are made to put this technology into a real application, we'll know once and for all whether it works or falls flat. That's perhaps my biggest criticism: Heins has spent the past year refining a prototype that really doesn't answer the questions that people have. Regardless of how simple it is, all people want is to see the technology used in some way where real work - beyond acceleration - is clearly observable and irrefutable. That said, I'm curious. Besides, I like an underdog and am a sucker for a good story, no matter how it ends. Some will say that by giving him publicity I'm encouraging him, giving him credibility, and helping perpetuate some sort of lie or con job. Having been a reporter and columnist at one of the largest newspapers in North America, I can tell you this: I, like many of my colleagues, have probably done more to unknowingly spread lies and con jobs by writing about so-called credible people and companies. At least with Heins, he wears his heart and motivations on his sleeve.
Coal is the most common electricity-generating fuel in Africa.
The majority of electricity is generated from fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas. Fossil fuels need to be replaced by other sources as the resources we rely on are becoming more …scarce. Increasingly, renewable energy sources are being used such as wind, solar, hydro-electric, tidal but these represent a small percentage of the total generation. Nuclear power has had its share of problems but in the twenty first century, it is making a comeback. Better controlled and safer than early nuclear power stations, new stations are being constructed.
About 45% of electricity in the US is from Coal fired power stations. Gas accounts for about 25% and Nuclear for 20% The remainder is mostly renewables, principally hydro-elec…tric. Fossil Fuels Fossil Fuels
Try entering "electrical generation percentage by fuel types 2009" in google, there are a number of sites that may help you. Due to the "dash for gas" in electrical… generation (something like 14years ago) which I am still employed in, I would have said natural gas is the most used fuel, but most gas fired power stations built are small in output compared to the existing coal fired stations ie DRAX which is something like 6 x 660MW steam turbines driving generators, my gas fired power station is 360MW (megga watts). So maybe coal is still the most used but I am not sure, but those websites may help. PS Due to the emissions regs some fossil fuel power stations (namely coal) will have to close down in the future (they opted out of the expensive modification at time and will be coming to the end of their opted out period and will close, others have spent millions of pound in de-sulphurisation of their emissions to atmosphere Happy searching.
biomass power plant
Coal is the most used source for electricity in the US. World wide, other countries, I don't know.
Most electric plants use steam to turn a turbine which then turns a generator.
Oil is now used the most
The coal is used mostly to generate electricity.
Idaho. I do not know any more information but a saw that answer on "How the States Got Their Shapes" on History.
About 5 percent