is changing when it comes to people's interest in alternative energy
technologies. A combination of Global Warming and higher fuel prices
are waking people up to new possibilities. A number of countries
have already outlawed the incandescent light bulb, because the newer
compact fluorescent 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 conservation.
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.
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
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 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.
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, as well as refrigerants like Freon. But even
more amazing methods of tapping energy from ambient heat have been
developed. These include the AATE (Aerodynamic Air Turbine Engine)
of Ron Rockwell and the solid-state nano-diode arrays of Charles
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Adams discovered that huge amounts of heat could be
generated by the magnetic field in what he called his "Thermo-motor."
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
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.
The oceans are the second largest solar collector on the planet.
This stored solar energy can be retrieved from the oceans by harnessing
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.
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.
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 Hydride.
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
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
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.