THE NEXT SPACE RACE

We put a man on the moon, and it remains one of mankind’s greatest achievement.  Now a group of UK scientists have created the Global Apollo Programme to recreate the moon-related fervor and energy and direct it towards renewable energy. Why? “I find it hard to imagine anything more inspiring for engineers than to provide clean energy for the world.” Says one of the chief scientists.

‘The Apollo programme aims to double the money being spent globally on research and development of renewable energy, energy storage and smart grids from the current 2% of the world’s R&D budget.

Nations joining the programme would commit to spending 0.02% of GDP on the R&D and would get a place on a global commission that would coordinate and direct the research to avoid duplication.’

photo credit: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media

photo credit: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media