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[Ambassador report] [Thematic report] innovation and renewable energy

by Nazaha Amatullah | 31-10-2019 21:37 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Tunza monthly report:
Innovation and renewable energy

 We all have heard of Greta Thunberg. This swedish sixteen year old teen started the #Friday'sForFuture protest all across the world, told off political leaders at United Nations Youth Climate Conference. Did you know Greta didn't travel by plane, because it gave out so much greenhouse gas? Did you know she travelled to New York from Europe on a BOAT powered through solar panel and windmill, so she could ensure no harm to Mother Nature?
You might be fascinated to hear that. On the contrary, I had been irritated, to be honest (and no offense). This was a bold move in Greta's part, no doubt, but is every human being on this planet bold enough to pull out this move? Does everyone have the gut to suffer through thirteen days in the chilly Atlantic water instead of a comfy, short seven hour ride on a plane? Do YOU?
Let's be straight: there aren't many people like Greta. Normal human beings won't trade jet for a rocky boat. They won't do anything if 1) there are suffering involved and 2) the sufferance doesn't produce any immediate results to prove it was worth it. I'm sorry, but that's the bitter truth. This is how it's been for decades. Why aren't people stop using fossil fuels? Because it's easy. People like easy. You want to change the channel of the TV but the remote's far out of your reach. You don't get off the couch. Why? Because it's too hard.
So they won't care about what effects fossil fuels have on the nature or how limited the bounty is becoming day by day. They might be clapping Greta's work now, but they won't actually imply it in their lives if it requires them to stop travelling by jet.
Then how do we solve the problem?
Answer. We need to find another source of energy. Something that doesn't cause harm to the environment like the exisitng sources do.
Actually, that's already done. People have found sources of energy that does not harm the environment. These sources are called renewable sources, and the type of energy that comes from this sources are called renewable energy. These types of energy sources include: solar power, bio-fuels, tidal waves etc. These sources are REUSABLE, meaning they will never finish, which brings two solutions to the problems created by fossil fuels: no harm to Mother Nature and a Limitless Bounty. 
So why are we not using it?
Actually, that's also done it. People are using renewable energy. Look around you. You will see solar panels fitted here and there. Drive to the rural areas. You will see big big fan-like thingies (they are called wind-mills) circling around their wings. These use tidal waves to create electricity. Also, have you heard of Hybrid Cars? Those things are awesome. They drive on electricity, and switch back to oil when they run out of it. 
But though we are starting to turn towards renewable energy, we just can't seem to part with fossil fuel. It's like fossil fuel's the Bad Boy of your life; you know he's bad for you, but you just can't seem to forget him. No matter how sweet Mr. R. E. seems, Double F keeps coming back to your mind.
Because even though renewable energy looks nice from the outside, it's got some issues that needs to be overcome. The most important of all, it has to be affordable. This is plainly written im SDG#5. Renewable energy has to be clean and AFFORDABLE.
Additionally, it's got some limitations. Solar panels only produce energy at the present of the sun; what about the areas where it's always rainy? Like England. It's always rain, rain, rain. But that's not the most of it. In the country I live in, Bangladesh, it's always sunny. We've got solar panels everywhere. But they are so covered in dust, that they don't work. Nobody's bothering to clean up; they don't think it's worth it, how much electeicity does solar panel produce anyway? It's sort of funny, these solar panels. They remind of house show-pieces in my mum's living room, that she's too busy to clean up. Dust covers them fully.
Windmills have the same problems. They are expensive, and there isn't windy place everywhere. The water-mills that produce electricity from tidal waves? Normal rivers don't work for that, you need turbulent rivers. The kind that comes down the hills and crashes with Thor-like forces. That's why  despite being a country of rivers, Bangladesh isn't having much luck producing electricity from the one hydroelectric water plant situated at the vank of Kornofuli river. Because kornofuli isn't as turnulent as you need it to be to use its energy.
This is why, we cannot move on from Fossil Fuel fully. Mr. R. E still has to sort some things out. We are still yet not ready to imply renenwable energy fully in our daily lives. But the world is working on that! People are coming up with miraculous innovative ideas and projects all around the earth.
Recently, a group of scientists in King Abdullah university created a device that could produce electricity from the sunlight and purify water at the same time. Through this, they are not only ensuring the use of renenwable energy, but also achieving SDG#4- water sanitation and flitration.
There's on this one I really think is awesome. You might have heard of electric cars. They run on electricity (duh). But they've got some crisis too, which is why we haven't been able to replace the petrol-running cars with them. Cars go a long way. Who would charge them if they ran out og electricity?
Goodwill unveiled a concept idea recent years. What if your car could self-charge itself while gunning down the road?
They proposed a new technology that harnesses energy from the heat caused by road friction between tires. Then, use it to charge the car. These 'electric tires', if launched successfully, could bring forth a revolution. It would make it possible for us to kiss our precious Bad Boy cars goodbye.
I have already told you of two innovative ideas that could being big impacts on the world. They haven't been launched yet fully. Now, there's an innovative project that has ALREADY been launched and is ALREADY bringing good results of impacts.
There's a special type of train in Australia that runs three kilometrefrom Byron Bay. What's so special about it? It runs absolutely and wholly on solar power. No kidding. There's solar panel fixed on the roof and it produces energy for the train. If it rains, or if there isn't much solar piwer bing harnessed, they have the alternative system to switch back to normal energy producing system. In other words, they go back to the Bad Boy. But it's good, right? I checked out Byron Bay. It's usually sunny and it rarely rains there. And it hasn't got the dust problem like in my country Bangladesh. Solar panel is a good use there.
I think innovation is the best way to actually achieve SDG#5. We haven't been able to bring renewable energy sources to our daily lives, so we need people to come up with ideas and put them to action, to push past the limits of renenwable energy. So if you're reading this article and thinking, "hey, this piece of writing is awesome! This idea is COOL! I wish I could make something like that," don't just stop there! Right now, people are working out projects regarding renewable energy from two angles: 1) finding new sources or a new way to implement renewable energy to our daily lives, and 2) trying to come up with a low-cost alternative for the exisitng technologies. If you think you can be an idealist and want to do something concerning this issue, you shouldn't stay in the shadows. You should come forward.
Oh God, I feel like such a hypocrite. I am working towards an innovator myself; I have a project at hand that I am developing at the moment. It has nothing to do with environment, let alone renewable energy.
But being an innovator is a great thing, not just in case of renewable energy and environment. The world's got so many problem, so many, it needs people to come up with solutions and build it into reality. It needs youths like us. If you truly want to contribute to the environment, contribute to the society, be an innovator. You don't know what kind of revolution you could bring to the world.
Also, just to let you know, I am barely fifteen. And I have already come up with an idea that I am developing into a business plan at the moment. I told you this, to ensure that you don't havw the chance to think, okay, yeah. I will be an innovator at the future. I am too young. No, you're never too young. You're never too young to contribute. If you're high school, you could do the challenge I am doing right now: Diamond Challenge: horn entrepreneurship. If you're over eighteen, you have more opportunities, though harder. There's a particular one for projects concerning energy transition. 
https://www.edp.com/en/energy-access-fund
I had to include this one here, for the sake of this article. I know you think I am a fabulous writer and you're coming up with fabulous ideas regarding this issue because you're inspired by my fabulous write-up. I just wanted to remind you.
Before you tell me off (which you can't, because you're a reader-thank God-but which you want to) about how I, myself, miss amazing writer and future nobel prize winner on literature, am not making a project on renewable energy, I promise you I will one day, at God's will. After I finish inventing an amnesiac machine that will wipe the word 'physics' out of everyone's minds.
I also added in a couple of entrepreneurship events/challenges in the opportunity corner of the Tunza Eco-generation that you could check out. Bring forth an innovation project on renenwable energy and mention me as your inspiration!

5 Comments

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Nazaha

    This was a very insightful report that contains much of you thoughts. Reading your report, I could feel the passion you have. Passion is something to be forgotten easily, but with the passion, people can do everything they are dreaming about. I truly see a student with full of passion and hope the student succeeds in everything he/she is dreaming about.

    Thank you for the interesting report.

    Keep up the great work.
    Posted 03-11-2019 14:14

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Nazaha

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about innovation and renewable energy

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 02-11-2019 23:56

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Nazaha
    I hope you are doing well.

    Very well written report. You have included eerything in very detail.
    Thank you so much for it.

    Green cheers!
    Regards Asmita Gaire
    Posted 02-11-2019 11:21

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Nazaha!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.

    Thank you for putting a lot of words here and also such an opportunity with us.
    Hope for the soon accomplishment of 'amnesiac machine'.

    Keep writing and shining.
    Hope to know more from you.

    Warm regards,
    Meena

    GREEN CHEERS
    Posted 01-11-2019 17:59

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :

    Hello Nazaha,
    it's Lisa your mentor!

    Wow you have put lots of words here!! I will definitely look forward to the great 'amnesiac machine' that you will one day finish inventing! haha
    You are a one talented writer, your report just makes me smile:)

    Thanks for sharing the opportunity with other tunza family and I look forward to your next report very soon!!

    Green Cheers:)
    Posted 01-11-2019 00:04

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