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'Supergrids’ as a solution to the problem of energy hunger

The global problem of lack of energy resources is one of the most pressing for the world community. The solution to this problem could be the ‘sypergrids’ project, said Rae Kwon Chung, Chairman of the International Committee for the Award of Global Energy Prize, a member of the IPCC, awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. The expert said this as part of his speech at the International Summit on the Development of the Two-Dimensional Code Industry, which was held in Guangzhou (China).

According to Rae Kwon Chung, the project of the ‘supergrids’ of the Silk Road countries is able to solve the problem of energy hunger in underdeveloped regions. An ultra-high voltage power line can transmit energy on a distance of over 6,000 km. This will allow exporting renewable energy from remote areas to large cities thousands of kilometers away. In addition, due to the ‘supergrids’ the peak load of power plants will decrease.

Another project related to the unification of energy networks is the ‘Asian Super grid ’, which involves the transfer of renewable energy across the countries of the project ‘One belt - one way’. This initiative was proposed by China with the aim of increasing the reliability of energy supply and creating economic ties between the national energy systems of Europe and Asia. The program should ensure the sustainable development of the participating countries and serve the long-term goals of energy, environmental and economic development.

As part of his speech in Guangzhou Rae Kwon Chung also noted that the Silk Road countries need eco-cities with the introduction of the latest international construction standards that will increase energy efficiency and environmental comfort. The project of ‘green cities’ will be able to provide the opportunity for mass migration of the rural population and create conditions for a comfortable standard of living without harming the environment in the long term.

The International Summit on the Development of the Two-Dimensional Code Industry is a platform for discussing the global infrastructure of the two-dimensional code industry and its relationship with the global economy. This year the forum was held for the second time, in the province of Guangzhou, China. The event was attended by representatives of the industry elite, local and foreign government agencies, well-known experts and scientists. The main theme of the summit, ‘A World Connected by a Codex with Intelligence and Innovation’, was dedicated to the new era of the global digital economy, the development of high-tech manufacturing, innovation in the energy sector, the biopharmaceutical industry, and the new generation electronic information industry.

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