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Energy Bands make greenery engineering possible in many parts of the world

While the effects of various climate engineering practices have not yet been fully researched, experts agree that re-vegetating areas that were once green, before, is positive, or in many cases, much needed, for the climate, as well as for local nature and local people.


Since Energy Bands can be built easily, quickly and, using locally available materials such as bamboo, inexpensively wherever there are paved roads, they are the ideal power suppliers for desalination plants - all that is needed is access to the sea to be able to produce the fresh water that is usually urgently needed for greening.


In the process, Energy Bands can be installed flexibly, both over hundreds of kilometers for large-scale infrastrutkrur projects for desalination and greening, and on a small scale for local agricultural needs. 

South Africa, for example, has seen a drastic decline in vegetation in recent years

Hotter climates, less rainfall and extreme weather events are the main reasons for the loss of vital vegetation: The loss of green areas not only removes important food and raw materials - the climate function of these areas is also lost.


Therefore, it is particularly important to stop further loss of grassland and, at the same time, to take new measures for greening. However, a prerequisite for the long-term successful cultivation and functionality of these areas is - as everywhere - the availability of water

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South Africa is not currently exploiting its solar energy potential, but produces most of its approximately 240 TWh/a of electricity from coal

Using this energy base to operate desalination plant for the purpose of reforestation and revegetation would not make sense.


If two of the main transport routes were selected for Energy Bands (Highways 14 and 10/1)  over 16 TWh of electricity could be generated per year - which would help to desalinate several billion cubic meters of seawater and re-vegetate several thousand square kilometers of land

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In the course of installing the Energy Bands and laying the high-current cable for this in the ground, a water pipeline can also be laid to the regions to be greened

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Drought dramatically affects nature and people:


 One of the most catastrophic examples is the continuously reduced water volume of Lake Ngami in northern Botswana, which until a few years ago was fed by rainwater from the mountains of Angola.


Animals get stuck in the soft mud in search of water and die, and fishermen hunt with spears for the few remaining fish in the mud.

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The reason for the drying up of the lake: reduced rainfall and less water from the highlands of Angola, as there is also less rainfall from year to year

The amount of precipitation is with 300 to 400 mm/sqm per year in Botswana less than half of the precipitation in Germany.


In addition, the amount of precipitation has decreased massively over the last few years.


Thus, the water needed for the lake cannot be substituted from any other natural source: The north has somewhat greater rainfall, with 400mm to 500mm of rain, but collecting rainwater over large areas of the country is a problem.


Only when desolate land areas have vegetation again can a richer water balance settle in.

Once water is available, not only can the lake be saved, but numerous other areas can be reused/rebuilt

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The existing land use in Botswana would also benefit economically from irrigation measures, as 45.8% is agricultural land (almost exclusively permanent grassland) and approximately 20% is forest.

The lack of rain catchment can be solved by ensuring water supply with the help of reforestation

Reforestation not only improves the water balance, but also brings numerous other benefits:


- Carbon sequestration

- Habitats for biodiversity


- Production of fuels, fibers and food

- Job creation


- Air quality improvement

- Recreation

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However, reforestation is only possible with water - which means, if there is a lack of precipitation, only groundwater drilling or seawater desalination remain as valid options

Seawater desalination requires a lot of energy, and with Energy Bands along the A1, A2, and A2, Botswana could produce over 13 TWh of electricity, more than enough to desalinate large amounts of water - but the country lacks access to the ocean

Botswana consumes about 3.5 TWh of electricity per year, and Energy Bands along major highways could not only provide the country's own power supply, but also export electricity. For the supply of water, however, it would have to rely on neighboring countries with access to the sea.


For example, in the coastal areas of South Africa, seawater could not only be desalinated for domestic use, but the desalinated water could also be exported to Botswana in the course of distribution for irrigation in the north of South Africa, in order to mitigate the consequences of climate change through greening programs there, as well. However, for the northern regions of Botswana -and the salvation of Lake Ngami- Botswana would have to rely on desalinated seawater from Namibia -with a 900km pipeline.

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Energy Bands can be used to generate large amounts of energy quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively: In large parts of the world, this energy can be used for "greenery engineering," among other things, by desalinating seawater and using it for greening, reforestation or agriculture

Enrichment of the water balance can, under certain circumstances, also contribute to increased cloud formation in a region and thus improve the climate.

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Conclusion: Energy Bands as an environmentally friendly and sustainable source of energy could improve the water balance of countries in the medium and long term, making greening and revitalization of valuable natural areas possible, a so-called "greenery engineering". 

It only becomes problematic for countries that do not have access to the sea and have to come to an agreement with their neighboring countries that do have a coastal connection. The seawater on the coastal areas of South Africa, for example, can be desalinated and then transported along the main transport routes through South Africa towards Botswana. Infrastructures for this can be created jointly by the countries, creating win-win situations: Botswana can save its nature and safari parks and promote its agriculture, and South Africa can take water from the large pipeline at various points and distribute it regionally for irrigation purposes in its own country.

Countries in a region can enter into Greenery Engineering Cooperations

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zimbabwe - undp.org
South Africa - reforestaction.com