former NASA astronaut
from PreventDisease Website
Traditional renewable approaches such as
solar, wind and biomass are attractive but can be capital and
materials intensive, diffuse and intermittent. My own research and
travel reveals an increasingly large number of experiments
suggesting that we might be able to obtain clean and abundant energy
from the vacuum or from low energy nuclear reactions (cold fusion).
Through the ages, perhaps no idea is more important or more maligned than that of perpetual motion or free energy.
Inventors rarely lead easy lives, but those dedicated to the
quest for free energy have met with especially great resistance. We
look at the sagas of
Nikola Tesla, T. Henry Moray, Bruce de Palma
and Stefan Marinov as examples spanning this past century.
Collins believes this was Bessler's secret, analogous to a windmill turning continuously in a
constant wind. Regrettably he offers no definitive or quantitative
analysis of how that mechanism might have worked successfully.
What we are seeing is energy coming from the vacuum of space, sometimes called zero-point energy, because it still exists at temperatures of absolute zero. I’ve seen many of these proof-of-concept demonstrations for myself. I wrote up the results of this journey in my 1996 book Miracle in the Void.
many more books, scientific papers, articles, organizations and
websites describe the prospects of new energy technologies that
could reverse a permanent state of war and the gloomy spectre of
irreversible climate change, the drastic pollution of our air, water
and land, and the seizure of dwindling nonrenewable resources such
as oil, coal, natural gas, uranium, forests, water, food, soil,
minerals, wetlands, coral reefs, pristine diverse natural habitats
and indigenous cultures.
We have come to the conclusion, based on sound experimental science, that we could soon have a breakthrough energy economy, if we only allow these courageous researchers to move the technologies beyond their own laboratories.
Unfortunately, that has not happened yet. The
global controllers’ suppression of making available any practical
device has been 100% airtight, in spite of numerous attempts to
break through. Covert assassinations, threats, thefts, draconian
laws prohibiting the patenting of such devices and lack of funding
have all thwarted development.
The unfolding of these crimes provides a stark contrast to how things could be in a better world. We need nothing less than profound systemic change in our political, economic and social systems in order to have clean energy, and that must happen sooner than is comfortable for most of us. But our discomfort and disease coming from an imperiled biosphere would be far worse.
need a revolution, a peaceful transformation. Its centerpiece should
be a clean energy solution revolution that could restore
sustainability and sensibility to the world.
Some parts are an updated compilation of essays written over the past several years that explore the prospects and implications of a future world of radically clean, cheap and decentralized energy.
We explore these
questions in this book. It is a wake-up-call to transform planetary
culture from one dominated by capitalistic self-interest, pointless
wars, ecocide and dirty energy, into one where the bulk of humanity
can at last come together with compassion for all creation - before
it's too late.
The evidence for new, breakthrough, “over-unity”
energy is overwhelming, but we must realize that we are in the
research phase of a research and development cycle, that we are on
the toe of the profit curve that almost no venture capitalist yet
wants to touch, and that so far, the inventors have been divided and
conquered by the unmitigated greed of the existing energy lobby.
We shall see that the pervasive use of carbon trading, biofuels, alternative hydrocarbons such as the tar sands of Alberta and oil shale of Utah, carbon sequestration at coal mines, the hydrogen economy, nuclear power, hybrid cars, air cars - even solar and wind - can only distract us from what we really need to do in the long run. We shall see that these “solutions” are just smoke and mirrors in the well-publicized energy sideshow.
George Monbiot put it, the first way to keep from environmental and
climate disaster would be to keep carbon (and uranium) in the
ground. But then what?
The Energy Solution
Revolution looks into these dynamics of overcoming our denials and
vested interests as we progress through this book. Given that both
policymakers and the public commons have difficulty supporting solar
and wind power, multiply that suppressive force by millions when it
comes to the viability of new energy technologies to save the planet
from almost sure disaster.
The public is
deceived into thinking those are all there are or ever will be. The
free energy possibilities are simply discarded at our risk and
Both options, he feels, need equal
time, whether it’s in Congressional hearings or in public discourse.
Looked at in this light, we can evolve an energy policy that makes
sense, and could give us a much better chance to reverse climate
change before it’s too late.
It seems that, even for those
skeptical about whether or not these advanced energy technologies
are real, is it not wise to adopt the precautionary principle that
we leave no stone unturned to uncover those energy sources which
could really solve our paralysis of paradigm and save humanity and
nature from almost certain destruction? We cannot afford to do less.
They give us an opportunity to transcend
humanity’s rampage on nature and give us a reasonable chance to have
a truly peaceful, just and sustainable future on Earth - if we can
take action soon and wisely.
Interview with Brian O'Leary