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Dawning of the SunCell® Part 3 of a Series Investigating the Work of Randell Mills Ed Wall (Infinite Energy Magazine)

This is the dawning of the age of the SunCell, age of the SunCell.
The SuuuuunCeeeeeeell.

Leeeeeet the sunshine. Leeeeeet the sunshine in! The suuuuuun shine in. 😀
Leeeeeet the sunshine. Leeeeeet the sunshine in! The suuuuuun shine in”
(Whoooa let it shine! Coooom ooooon! All you Quantum Physicists just got it wrong!)
Leeeeeet the sunshine. Leeeeeet the sunshine in! The suuuuuun shine in.
(I want you to siiiiing along with the There are no other dimensions!)

Dawning of the SunCell®

Part 3 of a Series Investigating the Work of Randell Mills (Ed Wall – Infinite Energy)

Dawning of the SunCell®

Part 3 of a Series Investigating the Work of Randell Mills (Ed Wall – Infinite Energy)

new information, indicators that the worm is turning, that the opponents of Randell Mills are facing an increasingly uphill battle, that grassroots knowledge is spreading. The reason I find the Schrödinger chapter of such relevance is the influence that this chapter had on me, concerning the origins of the quantum theory credited to Schrödinger, before I knew much of anything about Mills’ Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics (GUTCP). The chapter is “Are there Quantum Jumps?” In this chapter, Schrödinger expresses grave concern that his QM has led the world astray, and what the consequences of such derangement may be, how long they may last, what the historical precedents are and what clues he finds for a true theory concerning atomic physics. He draws a strong parallel between the epicycles of Ptolemaic astronomy (an epitome of derision for any theory that is living way past its useful life) and quantum jumps, which require that the electron move from one energy state to another without ever having been in between states. Quantum jumps are a mathematical convenience, and is just one of the ways in which QM displays its non-physical character. He quotes Farrington (Greek Sciences) that “History is the most fundamental science…A great part of the mysticism and superstition of educated men consists of knowledge which has broken loose from its historical moorings,” and so unifying physics is a far greater concern than finding a theory to meet the exigencies of the day. This chapter of Schrödinger’s book was a mea culpa. What is concerning is that the book What Is Life? was recently reprinted. The publisher has a page listing the original publication date of 1944, which could lead one to infer that this is a republication of the original. However, this chapter—the salient point of the book, if you ask me—is missing from the reprint. (Why?!) Used copies of the edition I have are available for $20. Prices were much higher not long ago. Go figure. Then there is Thomas Stolper’s very informative gathering of information on a subject human whom he realized was quite outstanding: Randell Mills. The book has a couple of titles, with some difference. I can find one used copy of Genius Inventor for $1594. I’m still not selling mine. However, if Mr. Stolper is reading this, take this as a warning that someone will soon pirate your book for making some fast cash, and it will not be me. Please reprint it. Brett Holverstott knows already that his book, Randell Mills and the Search for Hydrino Energy, recently went out of stock on Amazon again, because he has remedied that problem already. The used price was climbing fast. Congratulation Brett. This is probably Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolution sort of book, that will sell through a great deal of reprinting. The audience is broad, thanks to Holverstott’s wide-ranging intellect. The understanding of the philosophical challenges that were faced by the scientists during the dawn of the Standard Theory of Quantum Mechanics that Holverstott explores in fine detail is invaluable. This is a book for laymen, and out of date, but the quickest way to get the big picture.

In the August report from Mills, 5 there is revealed much detail about an alternative path announced to the cPV SunCell, so there are actually three paths now. For any progress to be made on any of the three, the “autocell” must be reached (see p. 77 of the report, and Figure 5).

Dawning of the SunCell®

Part 3 of a Series Investigating the Work of Randell Mills (Ed Wall – Infinite Energy)

 

Anti-gravity, artificial intelligence, astro-physics, Chemistry, cosmology, Dark Matter, DNA, energy, Environment, Genetics, GUT-CP, hydrides, hydrino, HydrinoEconomy, Millsian, Molecular modelling, New elements, particle physics, Randell Mills, SunCell, technology

Science On Tap… … TEL AVIV! ;D

“I’m thinking maybe Tel Aviv? The Weizmann Institute of Science?… some other people. Does Tel Aviv not host an annual piss up, with science lectures in bars?”
Science On Tap
“That’s the one!… yeah… in May? I was going to attend an Ayahuasca conference in Spain, but I’m going to go and check Israel out instead… go and do Tel Aviv and Haifa… see if I can fit in some Krav Maga training whilst I’m there” ;D~

Does anyone from the UK have a problem with me visiting Israel? Oh wait…
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Science on Tap 2017
An influential initiative, creating a new urban culture that has been adopted around the globe – presented by Yivsam Azgad, Spokesman and Curator of the Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL.
What is it? About 60 leading scientists and outstanding PhD students appear – on the same day, same hour – in bars and cafes around the city for informal talks with the patrons on the open scientific questions in their fields, on the sense of discovery, and on life on the “frontier” of science.
Are there parallel realities? Do dark energy and dark matter rule the Universe? How did life originate? Can we build a brain? Is nuclear fusion the solution to our energy problems? What do we mean by “personalized medicine?” Why do stars explode? Are we truly made of stardust? These are just a few of the questions that the scientists discuss.
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Science on Tap 2018
Dozens of top scientists and outstanding research students from the Weizmann Institute of Science will be in 51 bars in Tel Aviv to talk with the patrons.
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In Tel Aviv, Quantum Physics Is Taught Over a Glass of Beer
Scientists raid Tel Aviv bars for one night a year, as part of the successful tradition called ‘Science on Tap.’
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Weizmann Institute Of Science
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HERE’S SOMETHING INTERESTING FROM WEIZMANN INSTITUTE!…

Plants rule
Prof. Ron Milo’s lab reveals stunning insights about Earth’s biomass
While humans make up just a tiny fraction—only 0.01 percent—of the mass of all living things, we are responsible for a hefty amount of destruction across other species.
Human activity has caused a decline in the total biomass of wild mammals—both marine and terrestrial— by a factor of six, or over 80 percent, since the dawn of civilization, according to a new Weizmann Institute-led study. Meanwhile, the total plant biomass has declined twofold since the emergence of people on the planet due to the cutting down of forests.
But the surprising finding was that plants still rule the Earth—comprising about 450 gigatons of carbon (Ct C) out of the total 550 Gt C of biomass on Earth. In comparison, humans make up a staggeringly low 0.06 Gt C, despite our enormous impact.
The study, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, includes a census of the total biomass distributed among all kingdoms of life. Performed by PhD student Yinon Bar-On from Prof. Ron Milo’s laboratory in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with Caltech Prof. Ron Phillips, the research provides a holistic view of the biosphere’s composition while characterizing patterns according to taxonomic categories, geography, and nutrition. To assemble the census, the scientists conducted extensive analyses based on hundreds of existing studies.
Another insight from the study was that while the biomass of wild animals has declined steeply, the total mass of mammals—including humans and livestock—increased fourfold.
“Over the relatively short span of human history, major innovations, such as the domestication of livestock, the adoption of an agricultural lifestyle, and the Industrial Revolution, have increased the human population dramatically and have had radical ecological effects,” the authors observe. “The impact of human civilization on global biomass has not been limited to mammals but has also profoundly reshaped the total quantity of carbon sequestered by plants.”

Yeah anyway… Tel Aviv!
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Tel Aviv Among World’s ‘Heavyweight’ Tech Hubs, Says New Report
While Silicon Valley is still “off the charts” as a global tech hub, Beijing and Shanghai are catching up and Tel Aviv is among the most influential and most international, with more deals involving foreign investors, according to a new report this week by New York-based research firm CB Insights.

Silicon Wadi
Silicon Wadi[1] (Hebrew: סיליקון ואדי‎, lit: “Silicon Valley”) is an area with a high concentration of high-technology companies on the coastal plain of Israel, similar to Silicon Valley in the U.S. state of California, and is the reason Israel is nicknamed the Start-Up Nation.[2][3] The area covers much of the country, although especially high concentrations of high-tech industry can be found in the area around Tel Aviv, including small clusters around the cities of Ra’anana, Petah Tikva, Herzliya, Netanya, the academic city of Rehovot and its neighbour Rishon Le Zion. In addition, high-tech clusters can be found in Haifa and Caesarea. More recent high-tech establishments have been raised in Jerusalem, and in towns such as Yokneam Illit and Israel’s first “private city,” Airport City, near Tel Aviv.
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Tel Aviv Startup City
Ranked one of the world’s leading innovative cities, Tel Aviv is at the heart of the global startup scene. Through its vast resources, top talent, highest level of venture capital per capita, and non-stop culture, Tel Aviv is the place to be to create the next big project. Tel Aviv welcomes all ideas and startups no matter the size and will support you in your journey. The city, with its fast-paced nightlife and unforgettable environment, breeds the best innovation, uniqueness, and creativity.
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The Rise Of Tel Aviv’s Tech Hub
Tel Aviv has long been the epicentre of Israel’s bustling high tech scene. The latest trend overtaking the startup world is shared workplaces dedicated for techies and young professionals alike to work in, and Tel Aviv’s famously (un)corporate work culture is leading the way. Built around open spaces and geared towards networking, these hubs range from so-called “accelerators” run by investors, to small communal offices for freelancers and creatives. In Tel Aviv, you can find a wide variety of both, with big firms like Microsoft setting up shop alongside hip young workspaces, perfect for the gig economy.

Tel Aviv Tech Hub May Be Small, But It Leads with Large Exits, Report Says
A new report by research firm CB Insights says that among the world’s six heavyweight tech hubs, Tel Aviv has the lowest number, highest quality of deals.

10 disruptive Israeli companies that can wean the world off fossil fuels
Solar, water, geothermal and wind power, battery techs and electric-car components are areas where Israelis are leading the renewable revolution.

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ארה”ב רוצה לפתח לייזרים עם ישראל. והיא מקצה לזה 25
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Anti-gravity, astro-physics, energy, Futurism, Planet Earth, technology, UN

Ability to travel solar system is key to better life on Earth – UN Outer Space head

“I had a dream a few weeks before I discovered Mills, hydrino energy and GUT-CP… one of those super awesome vivid dreams that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. 😀 It was in the near future, two hundred years or so, and I was just about to travel home from London to Manchester (five minutes on a Tesla type hyperloop), and my wife rung me (it was a dream), asking if I was on my way home and how long I would be… and I thought to myself…
“You know what, I got a spare hour or two… might go the Moon for a pint of Guinness”

Ten minutes later I was sat on my own, in my favourite bar on the Moon, looking out at planet Earth… with a Guinness 😀 … … I had my own spot and the bartender knew me by name and everything!”



 

Ability to travel solar system is key to better life on Earth – UN Outer Space head

Humanity may be on the brink of a leap in the field of space exploration, but are we ready to handle the extraterrestrial boom when it comes? We ask Simonetta Di Pippo, an astrophysicist and the director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.

Chemistry, energy, Fusion, LENR, Nuclear Cold Transmutation, physics, technology

Russian Federation to publicly recognise LENR (Cold Nuclear Transmutation) an official science… ‘Toska’ :'(

“I had a Russian translator.”
“What happened?”
“Well… I took her out on a few dates, kind of crossed the ‘professionalism’ line so to speak… she won’t be translating for me again! As well as not seeing me at all. Don’t think she actually translated anything for me.” 😀
“What about the one before that?”
“Oh that was a Russian guy!… yeah had a few drinks and got into a punch up over something… … either way I seem to get physical with my Russian translators! I may as well just learn the bloody language myself.”

Sochi recently hosted the 25th Cold Nuclear Transmutation and Ball Lightning Conference.
Synthestech Participates in the 24th Russian Conference on Cold Nuclear Transmutation in Sochi
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The always delightful and amusing Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project was lucky enough to attend, and has provided numerous video summaries and uploaded some of the presentations from the event (Russian to English translation required).

In summary, what this shows me is the fact that Russian scientists take this topic extremely seriously compared to the rest of the world. Historically, Soviet scientists where at the forefront of such research, and I believe there is much historical research, experiments and data yet to be either released, discovered or translated in English (like many other things from The Cold War!).

The rumour circulating the LENR (Cold Nuclear Transmutation) community in Russia is the Russian Federation are going to officially recognise it publicly as an official science (interesting).

My initial thoughts are:-

– Go team Russia! (I’ll post an article from Synthestech entitled ‘Achievements of Russian scientists that can change the world: from the cradle of LENR to modernity.’, detailing the beginnings and history of LENR research in Soviet Russia, it’s successes and it’s current research today)

– The experimental evidence is in plain sight for the entire world to see that this phenomena is real! I believe (as many in Mills’ camp, such as Brett Holverstott) that what  is being witnessed, observed and experimentally verified by such researchers and scientists (excess heat, unknown chemical compounds etc.) is actually ‘hydrino’ catalyst reactions taking place. They have the results, results from the past sixty years, but no-one except Mills I believe, has provided a sound theoretical model to explain such results (anomalous heat, excess heat)

I’M ALSO TERRIBLY EXCITED AT THE RESEARCH INTO BALL LIGHTNING! 😀

(and I’m also rather jealous at the Russkies for having scientists with balls, openly researching such phenomena, and a Government willing to support research… and they have the most amazing women! REAL WOMEN!… Toska!)

 

Sochi Program and coming recognition of CNT as an official science in Russia

The program for the 25th Sochi Cold Nuclear Transmutation and Ball Lightning conference looks to be stellar with some power speakers, and Alexander Parkhomov is rightly headlining with his 225 day test.
Also Anotoly Klimov is intimating a seismic shift in acceptance.

Russian scientists taking LENR seriously – accepting and researching strange radiation

THIS PRESENTATION IS EFFECTIVELY DESCRIBING ‘HYDRINO’ REACTIONS!
Leonid Urutskoev discounts Nuclear Cold Fusion, and Nuclear Fission reactions, but provides a well documented and experimentally observed case that states unequivocally  a CHEMICAL process is taking place!

Presentation slides

Further videos from Bob Greenyer detailing the historic event can be found on The Martin Feischmann Memorial Project YouTube Channel.
(If there’s any Russian translators out there in the UK! :D)

Achievements of Russian scientists that can change the world: from the cradle of LENR to modernity.

People who with their discoveries destroy foundations of the society, have long been perceived as “strange and other-minded”. They aroused fear, their proofs and works were thrown to pieces by theorists and “modern minds”. There have also been a few followers who repeated experiments with the same or even greater success, moving the science to new horizons.

If we turn to history, we will find more than one confirmation of the wild desire of a crowd to reject everything unknown. As the well known saying goes “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it”. And in those moments when science was standing on the very threshold of discovery, there have always appeared people nearby, unable to accept the fact that nature and its riddles are much wider than the common human perception abilities. Thus, many scientific discoveries have been buried together with the experimenters, and the modern scientists have to scrape up all the knowledge acquired in the past and repeat experiments of great Russian scientists and researchers, spinning the wheel of progress to unprecedented speeds.

The first discoveries in the field of cold nuclear transmutation were made by Russian scientists in the last century. One of the innovators in nuclear physics was Mikhail Solin, in 1976 when these events were taking place in Ust-Kamenogorsk city, he was a young engineer-physicist.

Charged by authorities with a mission to smelt and purify a very large batch of zirconium, Mikhail Solin witnessed a strange behavior of furnace and the metal in it, which completely contradicted all the knowledge that he had gained and tested over the years. It also did not correspond to the known phenomena in physics and chemistry in general. The power consumption of the furnace was sharply reduced, and in the central part of the melt a red-hot cone was formed. After that the cone disappeared in the alloy, forming a well similar in shape. This phenomenon was cyclical in character and occurred several times. Due to the coincidence of special circumstances, Solin witnessed transmutation. According to the plan, the workshop manager ordered to set a record mark in metal smelting (as a result of this, the mass exceeded a certain critical level) and beat the previous volume record. Usually, when smelting zirconium, only small electric furnaces were used. An equipment of such size was used for the first time.

As one would expect, after a year of Solin’s theoretical work followed by another successful experiment, filmed on camera by an invited camera-man, people “from above” closed down the new laboratory, reminding the young engineer that it was a workshop, not a laboratory.

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Mikhail Solin, author of 9 pioneer inventions, patent owner

But, despite the reluctance of management to participate in the sensational discovery, Solin continued his work and came to the following conclusion:

  • The new quantum nucleonic reactor (as Solin called it) functions as a volumetric resonator-accumulator of electromagnetic energy, which results in high efficiency — up to 85% (efficiency of a nuclear power plant is 35%);
  • As a power equipment, the known electronic furnace is used, which is 1000 times cheaper than a conventional nuclear reactor;
  • As energy fuel, environmentally friendly material, in particular zirconium, is used instead of the radioactive uranium and plutonium;
  • The simplicity of the equipment design and implementation of technological processes, reliability and ease of the power plant operation, high efficiency lead to a significant reduction in the cost of the generated electrical energy.

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Apart from this, Mikhail Solin made another discovery. During a nuclear transmutation there occurs not only a colossal energy release, but also some chemical elements transform (transmute) into others. As a result, the Solin’s work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Researches and he received a Grant №96–03–34216а.

We should also mention Anatoly Vachaev, professor of Department of Thermophysics and Energy Systems at Magnitogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Academy (Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University). In the course of experiments on electric discharge in water, Professor Vachaev managed to obtain a plasmoid resembling a small ball lightning. This plasmoid possessed amazing properties:

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Vachaev’s reactor

1. It initiated self-sustaining synthesis reaction of elements in water.
2. The reaction was accompanied by electromagnetic radiation with a frequency of tens of megahertz and power of tens of kilowatts.
3. During synthesis, excess electrons were formed, which must be directed to the external load.

After stabilization of plasma with the help of launching, the installation (Vachaev called it “Energoniva”) was disconnected from the power unit and it could keep working for days.

 

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“Energoniva” by Anatoly Vachaev

After the official presentation of Energoniva, all the newspapers were released with breaking headlines like “Russian scientists have learned to extract electricity and chemical elements from dirty water!”

One could expect that the Russian scientist would receive universal glory and recognition, but everything turned out in a different way. Vachaev was bothered by envious rivals and those protesting against his discovery, thereby leading the scientist to a heart attack.

The powder obtained during the experiment is stored among exhibits of the Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University. Young scientists have tried to recreate the Vachaev installation using his blueprints, but because of the lack of financing, the latest developments of enthusiasts lie buried in dust since the middle of 2016 somewhere in the outskirts of Stary Oskol city.

Much earlier than Vachaev, back in the 1950s, a Soviet designer of low-temperature nuclear installations Ivan Filimonenko discovered an effect of heat generation in an electrode with palladium additives during electrolysis of heavy water.

Among the outstanding achievements of Filimonenko, one can mention the creation of power plants “Topaz-1” and “Topaz-2”, which were used on satellites “Kosmos-1818” and “Kosmos-1819”. Later he developed and created an environmentally-friendly thermoemission hydrolysis power plant, which has no analogues in the whole world.

The operating time of such an installation is 5–10 years without refueling (with heavy water). In the 1960–68’s first encouraging results suitable for industrial applications were obtained. The output parameters of the electric power plant were 200 W, hydrogen and oxygen were obtained, as well as such components as helium 3, 4, tritium, oxygen 16, 17, 18, which indisputably testified the fact of obtaining thermonuclear synthesis at a temperature T = 1150 ° C.

However, instead of rewards for such an important discovery, Filimonenko was dismissed from the power plant “Krasnaya Zvezda” for political reasons, and did not finish the work he had begun.

Currently, there are many scientists engaged in nuclear transmutation and it has not sunk into oblivion, so that our descendants in the distant future will not have to attempt to decipher and recreate the blueprints. Thus, they will be able to use the already accumulated knowledge and experience, apply them in practice and increase efficiency.

 

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Yuri Bazhytov, PhD, organizer of the Russian Conference on Cold Nuclear Transmutation

Yuri Bazhutov, well known in the LENR sphere for his work, a yearly speaker and organizer of the the 24th Russian Conference on Cold Nuclear Transmutation and Ball-Lightning (RCCNT&BL-24), developed his own reactor called “Fakel”. The power output at “Fakel-2” is 700 %.

Alexander Parkhomov, a regular participant of conferences on RCCNT&BL, presented his paper on “Cold nuclear fusion and a ball lightning” on December 25, 2014 at a seminar at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Alexander Parkhomov managed to replicate the demonstration experiment of Andre Rossi! And to recreate the work of the E-CAT installation, the great Russian scientist used, mostly, some improvised means found in his summer house. Of course, such improvised materials are not enough to build and launch a large-scale, energy-intensive and heat-consuming installation. But the fact remains. All their experiments, both Bazhutov and Parkhomov, recorded on a video tape.

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Alexander Parkhomov, professor, theoretician and experimenter in Cold Nuclear Transmutation

This represents Russian top-notch scientists as genial and surprisingly undemanding. Fortunately, the scientists do not stand still, even without any financial support from state institutions. The list of names of Russian bright minds and their achievements can go on and on — Zatelepin, Klimov, Urutskoev and many others.

But only a few could not only repeat experiments of their predecessors, but also achieve new results in the field of cold nuclear transmutation. As mentioned above, despite the fact that the method of energy generating was slightly different, absolutely all the researchers, apart from efficiency over 1000%, noticed transmutation of one chemicals into others. Moreover, in powder were found not only particles of gold and platinum, but almost the whole Mendeleev’s Periodic Table with different amounts of obtained substances.

Saveliy Kashnitsky, a news writer for “Arguments and Facts”, wrote in December 2009: “So who prevents us from adding to each atom of iron the necessary number of protons and neutrons to turn it into gold? Cold nuclear fusion (transmutation) allows to receive any amount of not only tungsten, platinum or, let’s say, rhenium, which is 10 times more expensive than gold. You can synthesize any elements of the periodic table, including those not discovered yet.”

Maria Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903 for discovery of Polonium and Radium through cold nuclear transmutation, which did not exist in the periodic table before.
Nowadays, from other scientific groups we can single out the “Synthestech” team, who were not only able to repeat and comprehend all the previous scientific achievements of LENR, but also went further. They have developed their own “know-how”, thanks to which in the nearest future medicine, environmental cleaning, pharmacology and production industry will make a huge step forward. They will accomplish what the whole world community could only dream of 5–10 years ago.

Official Website — https://synthestech.com

Climate Change, energy, Environment, Global Warming, technology

Energy Transitions 2019 – New Actors, New Technologies, New Business Models -March 18, Chatham House, London (THE CHATHAM HOUSE RULE!), The Rothschild Foundation.

“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

£1302.00 … for a one day conference! No wonder these people rule the world!

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Energy Transitions 2019

Leadership in a climate of disruptive change
18 March 2019 – 9:30am 5:30pm
Chatham House, London

Conference
Energy Transitions 2019
New Actors, New Technologies, New Business Models
18 March 2019 – 9:30am to 5:30pm
Chatham House, London

Overview

A global shift in the energy sector is under way with the rise of renewable energy sources spearheaded by their dominance of investment in the power sector. This is leading to disruptive change as the greater deployment of renewables and many associated technologies, such as storage, are challenging existing business models and threatening the market dominance of the existing actors. At the same time investment in fossil fuels has stabilized, as a slowdown of the financing of coal has been balanced by modest increases in spending in upstream oil and gas.

New global trends, electrification of new sectors such as transport and heating, along with the provision of modern energy services to over a billion people lacking access could further disrupt the energy sector, and the future impacts of these transitions on global energy security and sustainable transitions globally remain unclear.

Therefore, now, more than ever, it is critical that policy-makers and business leaders re-evaluate current and future strategies for delivering the domestic and international energy transition. The fourth annual Chatham House Energy Transitions conference will examine the new drivers of change, focusing on how different economies and industries can make the shift to a low-carbon energy future. Key questions to be explored include:

  • What will incentivize an acceleration in decarbonization and drive low-carbon innovation?
  • How can new technologies be deployed to transform grid interaction and enhance connectivity?
  • What are the implications of the changing policy environment for low-carbon investment?
  • How do disruptive shifts in the energy sector affect the prospects for enhancing access to clean, safe and sustainable energy in developing countries?

The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

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“Have I applied?… maybe!” 😀

The Waddesdon Club: Mainstreaming Climate in Finance and Economic Decision-making

Achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increases to ‘well below’ 2°C requires environmental leadership to rapidly emerge within the world’s centres of economic policymaking: treasuries, finance ministries and ministries of economy and business.
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Plenary Session at the Waddesdon Club 2018 annual meeting

The urgency of climate change dictates that the next generation of leaders must deliver the economic transformation needed; these individuals need to understand how climate and environment challenges will affect their time in power and define their legacies.
Our Work

The Waddesdon Club is Chatham House’s response – through engaging future leaders, it seeks to equip them with the necessary tools, concepts, language, and capacities for influence needed to advance a mainstream economic agenda for climate change and sustainable development. Core to this approach is an annual retreat at Waddesdon Manor, offering a unique opportunity for participants to deepen their knowledge; widen their peer network, including meeting leading international experts; and share their respective perceptions, experiences and ideas on climate change issues.~

Previous Waddesdon Club Retreats

The inaugural Waddesdon Club retreat was held in October 2016 with a broad focus on the importance of low-carbon industrial strategies in mobilizing capital for low-carbon investment, driving down technology costs, fostering innovation and phasing out high-emitting activities.

The second Waddesdon Club retreat took place in early 2018, with a discussion on the practical policy challenges of managing the green economy transition. Expert speakers highlighted the role of international institutions in shaping norms, policies and financial flows. Participants addressed the need for a vision that brings together poverty alleviation, tackling inequality and addressing climate change for a just transition amidst rapid decarbonisation.

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Chatham House ‘Waddeson Club’ at Windmill Hill

Achieving the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increases requires strong environmental leadership within economic policymaking. In October 2016, Chatham House used the unique setting of Windmill Hill to convene future leaders in finance and economy ministries from across the globe. The self styled ‘Waddesdon Club’ aimed to enhance understanding of climate and environmental challenges and ensure consideration within policy making at the highest level.
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Organised by the Energy, Environment and Resources department and the International Economic departments at Chatham House the ‘retreat’ was attended by leading economic policymakers and experts from the fields of climate science, energy and finance. Utilising the inspiration of Windmill Hill, itself a celebration of the conservation and environmental work pursued by the Rothschild Foundation, attendees shared knowledge on the current political and economic context and explored the intersections of environmental and economic policymaking. With the long term aim of supporting economies to respond more effectively to global change, the event identified recommendations for future discussion.

In order to enhance attendees’ experience and support effective communication, a dedicated mobile app was developed for the event. Co-created by Chatham House and digital tool provider, Lumi, the app allowed real-time updates and feedback as well as being an on-going resource which supports the implementation of ideas discussed at the event.
Chatham House plan to continue the momentum built through the first Waddesdon Club with future events at Windmill Hill.