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Sustainable and clean power of the future

New technologies are emerging that will transform the way we make and consume energy

From space-based solar power and fusion electricity to hydrogen vehicles, there is a dazzling array of technologies that could offer the world clean, sustainable sources of energy.It may have been the stuff of science fiction for decades, but space-based solar power could become a reality. That’s if a push by the Japanese to develop a 1-gigawatt (GW) commercial system – about the same output as a typical nuclear power plant – makes headway. The US, China and India are also studying the technology’s potential.With no atmosphere, cloudy weather or even night, space is a perfect place to build solar power stations to harvest uninterrupted sunshine. On top of this, there is 10 times the amount o

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