The climate is changing when it comes to people’s interest in alternative energy technologies. A combination of Global Warming and fluctuating fuel prices are waking people up to new possibilities. A number of countries have already outlawed the incandescent light bulb, because the newer LED light bulbs produce the same amount of light, but consume only 1/5th as much electricity. This is a useful step, but there are dozens of other technologies that can further contribute to this new wave of energy conservation.
Remarkably, energy savings is only half the story. There are also dozens of new, and not so new, inventions that produce energy in new ways and therefore can contribute to stretching or replacing our supplies of fossil fuels. If we diversify and decentralize energy production, National and Regional security will be greatly enhanced, and energy prices can stabilize again, or even drop permanently.
The following is a short list of technologies that can be implemented now. Many of these technologies actually produce more energy than they consume. The common feature connecting all of these discoveries is that they use a small amount of one form of energy to control the release of a larger amount of a different, environmentally available energy. This energy gain is referred to as the COP, or the Co-efficient of Performance.
As an example, your refrigerator has a COP of 3. It uses one amount of electricity to move three amounts of heat out of the insulated box. So, technologies that produce a net energy gain are no more unusual than your refrigerator. Here is a short list of other technologies that tap a Natural Source of energy and deliver it in a useful form.
AMBIENT HEAT: Heat is available for free from environmental sources like the Sun for heating water, building materials, or air. Heat can also be stored, or conserved, by using insulation methods. So, it can be gathered when it is freely available and used when it is needed. But Ambient Heat can also be used as an energy source. In 1900, Nikola Tesla described an invention to use the heat in the ambient air to drive an engine to produce mechanical energy and refrigerated air as a by-product. On a warming planet, this is the ideal energy source. Methods to accomplish this have been demonstrated using compressed air, such as the work of Bob Neal. But even more amazing methods of tapping energy from ambient heat have been developed using Carbon dioxide gas. There are also a number of solid-state methods that convert heat directly into electricity, like the nano-diode arrays of Charles Brown and the Mono-thermal junction of Walter Lovell.
CENTRIFUGAL FORCE: Centrifugal force is generally not believed to be a source of energy. It is simply a FORCE that acts internally on all rotating objects, and therefore cannot be harnessed for the production of energy. Recently, this problem has been overcome. Very simple apparatus with swinging pendulums and levers have demonstrated that energy CAN be extracted from centrifugal force, when an unbalanced oscillation between centrifugal force and gravity is created. The Two-stage Mechanical Oscillator of Veljko Milkovic is just such a machine. There is also extensive historic evidence that Johann Bessler produced a mechanically powered engine, way back in 1712. One thing is now sure, with the right mechanical arrangement, an engine that is powered by centrifugal force can be made.
GEOTHERMAL: Heat from the ground has always been an intriguing source of energy, but only recently has it become practical to tap this resource for the large-scale production of electricity. This energy source is abundant, reliable, and carbon neutral, making it one of the most attractive new sources of energy available today. Unlike wind or solar energy, it is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This means it can compete with coal and nuclear for BASE LOAD utility supplies.
HEAT PUMPS: Heat pump technology is well established in the commercial markets. Your refrigerator is a heat pump. Your air-conditioner is a heat pump. But there are many more uses for heat pumps, and many ways to make them more efficient. Heat pumps can be used to gather heat from the Sun, from the Earth and from the Ocean, as well as deliver or remove heat from buildings. Heat pumps are an established technology for gathering heat from the environment and putting it where you want it at low cost.
WATER FUEL: Hydrogen has been proclaimed to be the fuel of the future. Hydrogen is an extremely abundant element, as it is the major component of water (H2O). Hydrogen can be liberated from water with an electrical process called electrolysis using any source of electricity available. When burned, hydrogen recombines with oxygen to form water vapor with no other pollutants. From an environmental point of view, you can see the appeal of hydrogen as a fuel.
IMPLOSION: Most energy sources in use today run on pressure. Like a steam engine, energy is used to boil water to make steam at high pressure. Then, that steam is released through the steam engine to make mechanical energy to run electric generators. But Nature uses the opposite process. It uses a temperature drop to produce a spinning low pressure mechanism to produce a Tornado or a Hurricane. These storms release tremendous amounts of mechanical energy in the form of winds. Viktor Schauberger studied these natural forces and developed working models of Implosion Turbine Engines in the 1940’s. Few have followed up on his work.
MAGNETISM: Magnetism is a mysterious, invisible force. Both the Sun and the Earth have natural magnetic fields. Humans discovered natural magnets (lodestone) in ancient times, and the Chinese were first to use natural magnets to create the magnetic compass. Magnetism has always fascinated people. In 1821, Joseph Henry discovered how to make an artificial magnetic field using electricity flowing through a coil of wire. In 1831, Michael Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, which is the basis of all commercially available electric motors and generators today.
Here are a few of the amazing discoveries about magnetism that have been made in the last 40 years. Bruce DePalma discovered electricity could be extracted from a rotating magnetized cylindrical. This created the first electric generator that had a rotor, but no stator. Bob Teal discovered that very powerful electric motors could be built using electric solenoids pulling on a crank shaft system. Robert Adams discovered that huge amounts of heat could be generated by the magnetic field in what he called his “Thermo-motor.” John Bedini discovered that electric motors could be designed that returned up to 90% of the input electricity without diminishing the mechanical motor torque. And finally, the team of John Christie and Lou Brits of LUTEC have built working models of machines that put a lot of these features together and produce more electricity than they run on. All of these discoveries suggest that there is still plenty to learn about magnetism as a potential source of energy.
MECHANICAL AMPLIFIERS: Mechanical amplifiers are a class of machine that can take a small amount of mechanical energy and produce a larger amount of mechanical energy, tapping gravity, centrifugal force, or other free environmental energy sources.
NITINOL ENGINES: Nitinol is a shape memory metal alloy that allows mechanical energy to be evolved from the Molecular Level of matter, rather than from the Atomic Level of matter. Engines have been demonstrated that produce significant mechanical energy from extremely small thermal differences, making them much more efficient than classical heat engines.
OCEANS: The oceans are the second largest solar collector on the planet. This stored solar energy can be retrieved from the oceans by harnessing the WAVES, TIDES, coastal CURRENTS and thermal differences (OTEC) in the water at different depths. The energy density of moving water is very high. This means that Ocean Energy systems do not have to be very large to produce significant amounts of energy. Coupled with the fact that over 75% of the world’s population lives within 50 miles of the ocean, and you can see why Ocean Energy Systems are being developed rapidly at this time.
RADIANT ENERGY: In 1875, Sir William Crookes discovered the properties of Radiant Matter. His invention of the Radiometer was proof that Radiant Matter was a constituent of sunlight. Nikola Tesla, following up on these discoveries, found that electrostatic charges could also be conveyed by Radiant Matter. He called it Radiant Energy. When Radiant Energy was transmitted from place to place, it behaved like “sound waves of electrified air.” By 1900, Tesla had developed lighting systems and electric motors that ran on Radiant Energy. By 1934, Thomas Henry Moray had demonstrated a small box that produced 50,000 watts, running on Radiant Energy. In 1973, Edwin V. Gray started demonstrating his EMA motor, an 80hp electric motor capable of keeping its own batteries charged while delivering surplus mechanical energy. And Paul Baumann built numerous models of an astonishing self-running machine called “Testatika” in Switzerland in the 1980’s. Much of John Bedini‘s work also falls into the field of Radiant Energy. These developments are only the tip of the iceberg in our knowledge of what is mistakenly referred to as “static electricity” but is really something much more astonishing.
SAFE NUCLEAR: Nuclear power is experiencing a revival worldwide. Advanced third generation power plants are being constructed in a number of countries, and fourth generation power plants are on the drawing boards. These designs reduce the problems of weapons-grade material being produced and sold illicitly. But there are a number of Safe Nuclear technologies that do not use a nuclear fission reactor to produce heat to boil water to run a steam turbine to turn an electric generator. The simplest of these technologies is Radio-Luminescence. Until the 1970’s, a self-glowing paint with small amounts of Radium in it was available at hardware stores. It was used to make watch dials glow in the dark. This material could be painted on photovoltaic panels (solar cells) to produce electricity 24 hours a day for 15 years! Besides that, small nuclear batteries called Beta-voltaic Cells have been demonstrated. Advances in Cold Fusion continue to progress, and even Hot Fusion by Electrostatic Containment, patented and demonstrated in 1967 by Philo T. Farnsworth, remain promising but neglected technologies. There is also the non-fission based micro-reactor built by Hyperion Power Generation that utilizes Uranium Nitride.
SOLAR: The Sun is the largest source of free energy available on this planet. Photovoltaic cells, Solar Stirling Engines, Solar Chimneys, solar passive heaters for water, air, and building materials are increasingly being used.
WIND: The atmosphere is the largest solar collector on the planet. Air currents are caused by changes in temperature and pressure, and are primarily powered by the Sun. Humans have been harnessing wind energy for thousands of years to power sailing ships. More recently, wind energy collectors have been used to power water pumps, grain mills, and electricity generators. Dozens of practical systems are currently available for both large scale and small scale electricity generation.
Every one of these Natural Energy Sources is available today, and will remain available indefinitely into the future. The idea that humanity is limited to the use of Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Fission to supply its energy needs is a matter of POLICY, and not a matter of FACT. If you are interested in the possible reasons why these alternative technologies have not become commercially available yet, please read this article: The World of Free Energy
Within 10 years, 90% reductions in carbon fuel use are possible, with no disruptions to the economy. What would change, however, are the channels through which the wealth of the planet flows on a daily basis. Dramatically reducing the production of “greenhouse gases” is technically feasible if only a few of these technologies are implemented. If all of them were commercially developed, a totally clean environment is possible with surpluses of energy, fresh water and food on all continents. The predictions of shortages in energy, food and fresh water in the future are really just PLANS for the greatest genocide in the history of Planet Earth. These predictions will only come true IF all of these technologies continue to be commercially ignored.
There are dozens of other systems that I have not listed; many of them are as viable and well tested as the ones I have just recounted. But this short list is sufficient to make my point: free energy technology is here, now. It offers the world pollution-free, energy abundance for everyone, everywhere. It is now possible to start reducing the production of “greenhouse gases” and eventually shut down all of the nuclear power plants that produce weapons grade materials. It is now technically feasible to desalinate unlimited amounts of seawater at an affordable price, and bring adequate fresh water to even the most remote habitats. Transportation costs and production costs for just about everything can drop dramatically. Food can even be grown in heated greenhouses in the winter, anywhere.
The people of this planet have to decide, as a group, if we want to keep competing and fighting with each other, or start cooperating and sharing with each other. If we cooperate and share, there will always be abundance. If we keep competing and fighting, there will never be enough. The choice is clear. Am I going to be on “my side” or am I going to be on “our side”? Each one of us must choose, and act accordingly.
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