Radical Alternatives: Energy Sources to Transform
Posted: 11/27/2012 10:20 am
Five Alternative Energies," Regina Meredith interviews Sterling
Allan, president of New Energies Systems Trust, on the cutting edge of
emerging alternative sources of energy. Hardcore skeptics, suspend your
disbelief, at least for the show's duration. Be prepared to go beyond
solar, wind and thermal energy sources and enter a new frontier of
terms, including vortex, cold fusion and motor generators. Allan's
excitement for these new forms of energy is palpable, and Meredith asks
him all the right questions to tap into his thorough knowledge of the
He starts with an interesting premise -- we get the energy we
deserve. For those willing to think outside conventional protocols, a
brave new world of resources can be tapped. Of course, energy
entrepreneurship comes with its fair share of ridicule and detractors,
all of whom, says Allan, "we have to courageously
It's not that we ignore good information,
just nay-saying, ridicule, and bantering about impossibilities.
But with the Internet, YouTube and the viral spread of ideas, these
new technologies have what Allan describes as "escape velocity --
enough momentum that their development can not be stopped."
Open sourcing and crowd-funding are boosting these exotic energies as
well, giving them much needed support, feedback and financial backing.
The fringes, explains Allan, are where the most interesting
breakthroughs are happening -- but you have to be willing to eschew the
validation of academia.
Not "eschew the validation of
academia" but "eschew the snobbery of academia, who
think they have everything figured out." Validations would be
more than welcome, but we're not holding our breath for them to carry
out such things, because to do so would be academic suicide for them.
Invoking the lineage of Nikola
Tesla, Allan breaks down the most promising experimental forms of
energy that are on the cusp of coming to market.
We talked about the possibility that Patrick
Flanagan might be Tesla reincarnated. (Story)
He makes the nuts and bolts of these new protocols intelligible to
the layman, infusing his explanations with humor and passion and
exploring their deepest implications. Below are what Allan calls the
most promising new forms of exotic energy.
Utilizing the power of the vortex, technologies that source the
energy of moving water are ideal for converting natural vibrations in
slow-moving ocean, river, and tidal currents into affordable and
reliable energy. Hydrokinetic energy devices can harness the energy of
slow-moving water at competitive prices.
Didn't use the term "vortex" in
this context. We started out talking about conventional "free
energy" technologies that harness the wheelwork of nature in ways
that don't give college professors a hard time, such as solar, wind,
Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat)
Italian inventor Andrea Rossi's E-Cat produces useful power from a
low energy nuclear reaction involving cheap and ubiquitous hydrogen and
nickel at relatively low temperatures and pressures -- with no residual
This device features a number of systems in which a motor turns a
larger output generator. The generator produces enough energy to keep
the motor running as well as enough left over to power other things.
This is an accurate summary, but so that the
reader doesn't tune out the presentation because this sounds too
outlandish, I should mention that there have been several working
prototypes that demonstrate this principle which we don't understand
yet, but may have to do with a phase-angle beading or harmonic
resonance that pulls electrical energy from the surroundings.
Steorn, an innovative technology firm, is under contract with the two
largest corporations in the electric hot water heating market worldwide.
Currently in development, their HephaHeat product will cost about as
much as the electric water heater it's replacing, but will consume one
fifth as much electricity.
Cold fusion would change everything, including our dependence on oil
in the Middle East. It overcomes the hurdle preventing the use of
nuclear fusion for generating electricity -- the incredibly complex and
demanding requirements necessary for the use of hot fusion. Brillouin
Energy Corporation (BEC), says Allan, is developing breakthrough
proprietary technology that produces large amounts of
commercially-usable heat energy at very low cost. It works by
transforming the hydrogen in ordinary water using a safe, controlled
All of these technologies show enormous promise: clean,
super-efficient, non-depleting, reliable and affordable. Meredith and
Allan guide us through these exotic, creative energy sources with
fearless poise -- inviting all of us along for the ride to a more
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