- A brief introduction: what is green energy after all!
- The Prague / South African story in 1998
- Definitions and limitations now:
- Solar needs daylight, low efficiency for individuals, good for large systems.
- Hydrogen (green): great future, needs intensive scientific research solar production is the future.
- Wind: efficient in large systems when EOL wants, a hobby for households.
- Water: efficient in large systems, problems with environmentalists, fish migration.
- Biomass good for households and medium-size electrical plants (Finland).
Debate: Nuclear fusion and fission – “a new hope”!
What can we do as persons/families?
- Reduction of energy consumption: electricity (LED bulbs), water (harvesting rainwater), heat (building insulation).
- AAA++ household equipment.
- Prosumers: can we produce our own energy?
- By electric cars/hybrid?
About Anton ANTON
Anton Anton is a Romanian engineer and politician.
Anton Anton began teaching and researching at ICB in 1972; he was a faculty assistant until 1979 and head of the hydraulics laboratory from 1972 to 2003. From 1979 to 1990, he was chief of operations at ICB, with similar duties. From 1990 to 1995, he was a reader there and has been a professor at UTCB since 1995. Additionally, he is a prorector at the university since 2008. Among his areas of expertise are ferrous hydrodynamics, experimental hydraulics, hydraulic machines, and urban engineering.
He was a Fulbright scholar at Johns Hopkins University in 1977, and from that year until 1986, worked on an Engineering doctorate at the Bucharest Construction Institute (ICB; now the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, UTCB).
He holds four patents; has published seven books, including a 2001 one on hydraulic networks that received the Anghel Saligny Prize from the Romanian Academy; and has published 80 articles in scientific journals in Romania and abroad. He has been a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2004.
From 2005 to 2006, he was a state secretary at the Education Ministry. From 2006 to October 2008, he was president of the National Authority for Scientific Research, an agency of the ministry.
In January 2018, he entered the cabinet of Viorica Dăncilă as Energy Minister. Anton resigned after ALDE withdrew from the cabinet in August 2019.