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EUROPE TAKES MORE STEPS TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

Europe is getting serious - or is it? - about moves away from energy dependence on Middle Eastern and Russian petroleum and natural gas for its energy supplies:

Europe launches trillion-euro energy revamp

Note the move toward an increased role for nuclear energy, being championed by France, Europe's largest nuclear power (by far), most of whose electricity is produced by nuclear power. What intrigued me about this article however, was both the odd vision amd lack of vision that the European leadership seems to have. On the one hand, the move to proven nuclear technologies and energy independence seems prudent, given the current Middle Eastern instabilities.

But if one reads the article, and then the comments beneath it, one sees the concern: nuclear fission technologies produce radioactive waste that only builds and must be disposed of. And nuclear fission reactors can have problems: think "Three Mile Island" and "Chernobyl" here. Reactors would be perfect targets for terrorism attacks and a major incident could leave a whole region, even country, uninhabitable for decades (again, think Chernobyl here).

There are technologies and concepts that need to be pursued, and pursued with a vengeance, and one of them is controlled fusion, the equivalent, in popular terms, of harnessing and controlling the energy processes of a miniature star, a kind of "chained up hydrogen bomb." Here the field is rife with stories of apparent breakthroughs and suppression. One need only think of Philo Farnsworth and his Fusor and Plamator patents, or even of Dr. Ronald Richter's project in Argentina. One could think of the ill-undertood and - by the scientific "orthodoxy's" priesthood - mocked processes of sonoluminescence and cold fusion.

Europe's solution is also worthy of comparison the the American one, if the American one can even be called a solution, or a vision, for thus far it seems the only vision coming out of the policy-making conference rooms of the American elite is yet another armed intervention somewhere to secure petroleum supplies.

We can meet the energy demands of the future, but it is going to require the vision, and the will, to do so. And it is also going to require a new attitude and outlook from the scientific priesthood to entertain all possibilities. While they're busily denouncing this or that claim that falls outside their theoretical boxes, I have yet to hear of anyone attempting to reconstruct Farnsworth's devices, for example, and pursuing that technology. And he did it in the 1960s!

8 thoughts on “EUROPE TAKES MORE STEPS TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE”

  1. That work Bussard was doing was simply a version of Farnsworth’s Fusor and someone else in Illinois has had some luck at least generating neutrons for years now.

    So it’s not accurate to say that no one has persued Farnsworth Fusor type work.

  2. I grew up 26 miles from Three Mile Island and I, for one, will never support nuclear power (at least not fission-based).
    I remember sitting in class in junior high school when the fog horns went off. Part of the Emergency Broadcast System, I guess. We were only told that we would be going home early. And then the lies started. Cancer rates are high in the area. But Metropolitan Edison has managed to avoid monetary judgments. How does one prove that the plant caused their illness? Even when there are problems, they are covered up (if covered at all).

    1. Are there others here who have noticed the disappearances of people who let secrets out about free energy and alternative propulsion systems? This seems to have happened to Atlantis Hallam, author of the 1955 Starship on Saddle Mountain, which clearly touched on a Teslarian propulsion system. Has anyone made a list of the people who have gone silent or just plain disappeared? I could add a name or two to the list.

  3. You should get in touch with ‘Skee’ Russell Farnsworth, the youngest child.
    Farnsworth’s fusion pit is still here in the woods, full of water.
    He is in NYC in the winter, and available via email. Many of Philo’s records and documents were found curbside in Indiana after his death.

  4. Would be a nice fireside chat to hear a list of supressed technologies and inventions aside from the old hat about Tesla and Cold Fusion.

  5. Perhaps the world elite, and/or the Western elites, already have these solutions but are keeping them for themselves. Perhaps they would rather the rest of us be decimated or annihilated by either natural or manufactured means. As you have well documented in your books they cannot be ignorant of the alternative technologies. Perhaps they have hidden these solutions away underground or off planet, – on occasion toying with us with the spectacle of “aliens”? Is there any good single cataloging of the inventions you refer to, and what has happened to the inventors?

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