We are children of the Universe.
The sun and our planet provide necessary conditions for life (warmth, air, food, magnetic shield against harsh radiation from the sun).
Nature has supported all living beings on this planet for millions of years by providing abundance food, warmth and shelter (animals don’t need electricity, transportation, … passports).
In just 2000 years our species’ population grew dramatically (from estimated 150 million in 1A.D. to 7 billion in 2013) which combined with advancements in technology increased demands for energy.
We started generating energy by burning fossil fuels like wood, coal and oil.
Some efforts went to harnessing energy from renewable resources; rivers and winds, sunlight.
In recent decades, progress of science led us to discovery of nuclear energy (which is nearly infinite source of energy generated by the sun and other stars).
The reactor core from the Swiss KKG plant, shown in Decisions-1.
We are looking down, into the top of the pressure containment vessel
to the top of the core, the grid-like structure in the center of the “bulls-eye.”
The reactor core is seen deeply below the surface of the water used as coolant for
the very hot uranium fuel. At least part of the visible blue illumination is generated by radiation resulting from the fissioning of the fuel.
Two CANDU 6 (CANada Deuterium Uranium) reactors,
designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), owned and operated by
the Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company Limited
Nuclear power, or nuclear energy, is the use of exothermic nuclear processes, to generate useful heat and electricity. The term includes nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion.
Presently the nuclear fission of elements in the actinide series of the periodic table produce the vast majority of nuclear energy in the direct service of humankind, with nuclear decay processes, primarily in the form of geothermal energy, and radioisotope thermoelectric generators, in niche uses making up the rest.
Nuclear (fission) power stations, excluding the contribution from naval nuclear fission reactors, provided about 5.7% of the world’s energy and 13% of the world’s electricity in 2012. In 2013, the IAEA report that there are 437 operational nuclear power reactors, in 31 countries, although not every reactor is producing electricity. In addition, there are approximately 140 naval vessels using nuclear propulsion in operation, powered by some 180 reactors.
As of 2013, attaining a net energy gain from sustained nuclear fusion reactions, excluding natural fusion power sources such as the Sun, remains an ongoing area of international physics and engineering research. More than 60 years after the first attempts, commercial fusion power production remains unlikely before 2050.
Fusion power is the energy generated by nuclear fusion processes. In fusion reactions, two light atomic nuclei fuse to form a heavier nucleus (in contrast with fission power). In doing so they release a comparatively large amount of energy arising from the binding energy due to the strong nuclear force which is manifested as an increase in temperature of the reactants. Fusion power is a primary area of research in plasma physics. The term is commonly used to refer to potential commercial production of net usable power from a fusion source, similar to the usage of the term “steam power”. The leading designs for controlled fusion research use magnetic (tokamak design) or inertial (laser) confinement of a plasma. Both approaches are still under development and are years away from commercial operation in which heat from the fusion reaction is used to operate a steam turbine which drives electrical generators, as in existing fossil fuel and nuclear fission power stations.
Types of Nuclear Reactors
A nuclear reactor is a device to initiate and control a sustained nuclear chain reaction. Nuclear reactors are used at nuclear power plants for electricity generation and in propulsion of ships. Heat from nuclear fission is passed to a working fluid (water or gas), which runs through turbines. These either drive a ship’s propellers or turn electrical generators. Nuclear generated steam in principle can be used for industrial process heat or for district heating. Some reactors are used to produce isotopes for medical and industrial use, or for production of plutonium for weapons. Some are run only for research.
Generation IV reactors (Gen IV) are a set of theoretical nuclear reactor designs currently being researched. Most of these designs are generally not expected to be available for commercial construction before 2030. Current reactors in operation around the world are generally considered second- or third-generation systems, with most of the first-generation systems having been retired some time ago.
Generation V reactors refer to reactors that may be possible but are not yet considered feasible, and are not actively being developed.
Relative to current nuclear power plant technology, the claimed benefits for 4th generation reactors include:
- Nuclear waste that remains radioactive for a few centuries instead of millennia
- 100-300 times more energy yield from the same amount of nuclear fuel
- The ability to consume existing nuclear waste in the production of electricity
- Improved operating safety
The Future is Electric
Today, most of energy generated for human needs is converted to electricity which powers most of our modern technology and it is easy to transfer via wired electric grid.
Here are few ideas about the future of electricity.
Electricity will be wireless!
Wouldn’t it be delightful to see no wires in the house even with an uninterrupted supply of electricity?
Will the future see wireless supply of electricity?
Apparently, it will, according to industry experts.
Tesla was the first who suggested such possibility (read more about it further down the article).
Unfortunately his invention was abandoned by greedy investors.
Recently, a team at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) conducted a wireless electricity experiment successfully.
This dream has never been far-fetched, and with the success of wireless electricity experiments, this dream will soon come true.
So, it is not very far that we will see electrical appliances charging themselves off air!
Consumers will have complete control!
Industry experts believe that in future, your power supply will not be dependent on the electricity department but on you. You will have complete control on how you want the power supply to reach your place. You may not be required to pay the mandatory amount when you are vacationing around the world, shutting off the house. Experts see a variety of control options for consumers in the future. Now, whether this future is in the next ten years, or twenty, or a fifty years is not known, but what is known is that the future will see the consumers in control of what they use.
Electrical energy will be clean!
Do you know that the remains of electricity production emit often enormous amounts of heat?
The future of electricity is perceived as green and clean.
Given the concern for the environment, the electricity in future will make use of “fusion reactors” and renewable sources of energy, leading to a clean environment.
Currently, electricity is produced mostly by consuming fuels that are on the verge of being extinct.
All things will be electric!
OK, we have already seen electric cars and electric shavers, what else will the future see?
Our modern civilization already depends almost entirely on electricity ( lighting, computers, appliances, TVs, radios, phones and thousands of electronic gadgets).
In the future vast majority of cars will also be electric.
Earlier this month (03.2014), New Jersey’s administration run by presidential hopeful Chris Cristie ruled that from April 1st, 2014,Tesla will no longer be allowed to sell cars directly to customers through its own stores. A decision that was widely criticized, not only because it was made without public hearing behind closed doors. It angered consumer organizations worrying about consumer freedom, it irritated part of the NJ Dealership Association who don’t think electric vehicles belong in their showrooms, and of course it angered Tesla. “Wired” went as far as to title “New Jersey bans Tesla to ensure buying a car will always suck.” Beyond the immediate sentiment, what are the implications of this ruling with respect to the proliferation of electric vehicles, and – by extension – of technology metals? – Source >>
There will be no outages!
More than anything, consumers look forward to seeing a future with absolutely no power outages. Alternate power solutions promise to take us into a future that has no power interruptions. With increased dependency on power for everything, consumers need to have an uninterrupted supply of power.
Perhaps all houses will have “atomic power cells” (small scale fusion or fission power generators) which will last for 50 years and make consumers independent on power grid.
Modern world is completely dependent on generation and distribution of electric energy.
Electricity generation is the process of generating electric power from other sources of primary energy. The fundamental principles of electricity generation were discovered during the 1820s and early 1830s by the British scientistMichael Faraday. His basic method is still used today: electricity is generated by the movement of a loop of wire, or disc of copper between the poles of a magnet. For electric utilities, it is the first process in the delivery of electricity to consumers.
Electricity is most often generated at a power station by electromechanical generators, primarily driven by heat engines fueled by chemical combustion or nuclear fission but also by other means such as the kinetic energy of flowing water and wind. Other energy sources include solar photovoltaics and geothermal power.
The other processes, electricity transmission, distribution, and electrical power storage and recovery using pumped-storage methods are normally carried out by the electric power industry.
World Production of Electricity
Electricity Domestic Consumption in 2012 (Source: Enerdata – Global Energy Statistical Yearbook)
The above charts indicate that domestic consumption of electricity in 2012 was nearly 20,000 TWh (TeraWatt-hours).
Note: The terawatt is equal to one trillion (1012) watts = 103 GW (gigawatts) = 106 MW (megawatts). 109 kW (kilowatts).
The production of electricity in 2009 was 20,053TWh.
Sources of electricity were:
- fossil fuels 67%,
- renewable energy 16% (mainly hydroelectric, wind, solar and biomass),
- nuclear power 13%,
- other sources were 3%.
The majority of fossil fuel usage for the generation of electricity was coal and gas.
Oil was 5.5%, as it is the most expensive common commodity used to produce electrical energy.
Ninety-two percent of renewable energy was hydroelectric followed by wind at 6% and geothermal at 1.8%.
Solar photovoltaic was 0.06%, and solar thermal was 0.004%. Data are from OECD 2011-12 Factbook (2009 data).
Total energy consumed at all power plants for the generation of electricity was 4,398,768 ktoe (kilo ton of oil equivalent) which was 36% of the total for primary energy sources (TPES) of 2008.
Electricity output (gross) was 1,735,579 ktoe (20,185 TWh), efficiency was 39%, and the balance of 61% was generated heat. A small part (145,141 ktoe, which was 3% of the input total) of the heat was utilized at co-generation heat and power plants. The in-house consumption of electricity and power transmission losses were 289,681 ktoe.
The amount supplied to the final consumer was 1,445,285 ktoe (16,430 TWh) which was 33% of the total energy consumed at power plants and heat and power co-generation (CHP) plants.
The annual potential for renewable energy is:
- solar energy 1,575 EJ (438,000 TWh),
- wind power 640 EJ (180,000 TWh),
- geothermal energy 5,000 EJ (1,400,000 TWh),
- biomass 276 EJ (77,000 TWh),
- hydropower 50 EJ (14,000 TWh)
- ocean energy 1 EJ (280 TWh).
Read more about World energy consumption
Does our planet generate electricity?
A lightning stroke is a brief but large current of negative charge that travels from cloud to ground along a “wire” of air molecules that have been ionized or ripped apart.
Inside a thunderhead, electrical charges become separated. Warm updrafts sweep positive charges aloft, leaving the bottom of the cloud negatively charged. The attraction between the ground and the negative charges in the bottom of the cloud creates the lightning stroke, a brief current of negative charge that travels from cloud to ground.
The awesome power of the lightning stroke originates in the thunderstorm cloud where charges somehow become separated. There are several complicated theories that try to explain the actual mechanism of this charge separation, but no one really knows what pulls the charges apart in a thunderstorm cloud. It is believed that somehow water drops in the cloud become negatively charged and, being heavier than the surrounding air, fall to the bottom of the cloud. Meanwhile, the positive ions left behind are swept upward to the top of the cloud by the warm updrafts within the thunderhead. As more and more charges separate, parts of the cloud become so highly charged that the electrical forces tear nearby air molecules apart, making more charged fragments.
Since the ground beneath the cloud has far fewer negative charges on it than the bottom of the cloud, there is an attraction between the ground and the bottom of the cloud. Therefore, any electrons liberated near the cloud are pulled down toward the ground. As these electrons move, they bash into air molecules that are in their way, breaking the molecules up and creating more charged fragments. All the new negative fragments are dragged downward along with the original electrons and we have the makings of an electrical avalanche.
How many times does the lighting strike the earth in one day?
When you include observations of weather over the whole earth, you get some pretty amazing numbers.
Number of thunderstorms occurring at any given time: 2000
Number of lightning strikes over the earth per second: 100.
Expanding the lightning numbers… 100 per second equals 6000 strikes per minute, 6000 per minute equals 360,000 per hour, 360,000 per hour equals 8,640,000 per day.
Wendell Bechtold, meteorologist
Forecaster, National Weather Service
Weather Service Office, St. Louis, MO
Lightning Frequency Maps are unreliable because lightning varies considerably from year to year. However, these maps provide a general indication of lightning activity. The following lightning maps are displayed in two different references ~ Thunderstorm Days per Year (TD/YR) and Flash Density per Square Kilometer (FD/KM). TD/YR are based upon human observation of “how many days was thunder heard?” FD/KM is based upon a networked ground-based sensor system, as provided by Global Atmospherics lnc. (see more at www.glatmos.com).
A number of studies have been done using lightning detection networks located in some countries and using a couple of satellites that have optical detectors designed to recognize lightning flashes. The most recent data suggests that the long used statistic of around 100 flashes per second globally is close to being correct, of which 80% are in-cloud flashes and 20% are cloud-to-ground flashes.
This gives us approximately 20 flashes to the ground per second globally and therefore 1,728,000 flashes to the ground per day. This seems like a huge number, but it is necessary to maintain an electrical balance between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere.
David R. Cook
Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Section
Environmental Research Division
Argonne National Laboratory
How much energy is released in an average lightning strike?
There is quite a lot of energy in a lightning stroke, about 250 kilowatt-hours.
At the current cost of energy, this would be about $16.75 worth. Doesn’t sound like much, but with that amount of energy, you could lift a 2000-pound car 62 miles high! [ -- source>>]
If we average earlier (see above) estimates of how many lightning strikes happen each day to 5,000,000, we get estimate of released energy each day:
or 1,250,000 megawatt-hours/day
or 1,250 gigawatt-hours/day
or 1.250 terawatt-hours/day
or 456.550 TWh per year
If we could harness electric energy generated by our planet, it would provide substantial contribution to our global demand for energy…
In 2012, total worldwide energy consumption was 20,000 TWh.
Also, since our planet generates electricity (without our involvement), perhaps we could use it (our planet) to transfer electricity we generate wirelessly…
Tesla’s Vision of Free Energy
Tesla discovered that our planet can be used to transfer (and also provide) electricity.
Unfortunately his brilliant research was suppressed by greed and later discredited as invention that would not work.
What J.P. Morgan did to Tesla’s free energy (wireless) project, powerful men of our times (who happen to be involved in oil business) seem to be doing to new technologies which could provide nearly free energy to the world.
In order to stay in power, richest and most influential organizations/people appear to suppress efforts of scientists and inventors leading to inexpensive energy solutions.
They often influence decisions and policies of governments (e.g. guess what industries control US government…)
- Transportation and power plants use huge amount of oil as the source of energy.
- Wrong choice of the early atomic power technology resulted in scare of pollution by radiation
( watch “Pandora’s Promise“; Former antinuclear activists and groundbreaking scientists speak out in favor of the much-maligned energy source in this 2013 provocative documentary.
The atomic bomb and meltdowns like Fukushima have made nuclear power synonymous with global disaster. But what if we’ve got nuclear power wrong?
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A Side Note:
“Agenda 21 is Sustainable Development” and was created through the United Nations. Although it appears to be a positive thing, it is in fact the blueprint for depopulation and total control, under the banner of saving the environment. The 3 primary tools that are used are:
- Man-made global warming
- Water shortages
- Endangered Species Act
We all want clean air, water, land and food, but phony environmentalism is designed to create fear in order to implement the policies of tyranny.
For example, the Globalists used global warming fear mongering in order to usher in the Cap & Trade and carbon tax schemes without debate.
The Globalists use governments and other major groups (NGOs – Non-Governmental Organizations) to force their policies. When you understand Agenda 21 Sustainable Development, you can recognize it in your neighborhood. Because the collectivists’ battle to take control is from ‘Global to Local’, you can affect the world by taking action locally when you understand the rules and tools they use.
- See more at:http://agenda21conspiracy.com/#sthash.WwhzDOjV.dpuf
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Now, let’s have a closer look at Tesla’s idea of “free” wireless energy.
A Visit to Tesla Tower (June 10, 1990)
Tesla Memorial Society of New York and The Nikola Tesla Committee organized a visit to the Tesla Tower in Shoreham, Long Island on June 10, 1990. The famous Tesla Tower, so called Wardenclyffe Tower, was erected by Nikola Tesla on 1901 -1903 as the first broadcasting system in the world, and transmitting electrical energy without wires to the globe using the Ionosphere (the electrified upper part of the atmosphere of the earth important for transmitting radio waves around the globe). Under the solar radiation, molecules of the upper atmosphere are being constantly transmitted into ions.
The visit to the Tesla Tower was done with the intention to express our views that the Tesla Tower foundation be designed as a national historical site. There are several Tesla Societies in Long Island today which are formed with the intention to build a Tesla Science Museum in Shoreham, Long Island. Tesla’s laboratory was designed by the famous American architect and Tesla’s friend, Stanford White. The laboratory is still standing in good condition. In front of Tesla’s laboratory, there is a foundation of Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Tower which was an enormous structure underground connecting the Tower with the Atlantic Ocean.
J.P. Morgan, the richest and most powerful man of that time, was a financier of the Tesla Broadcasting system. The Tower was designed as a world communications center and Nikola Tesla added to the project in that the tower would also be used for transmitting electrical energy without wires to the entire globe. Tesla wanted to saturate the globe with electricity as a dynamo so that everyone on the surface of the globe could obtain electrical light just by sticking wires into the soil and a electrical bulb would light.
When J.P. Morgan heard about the Tesla project, he was asked: “How can we get money from the electricity which Tesla is supplying to every part of the world?”
After that Morgan cut the funds and the Tower was never finished.
Tesla wanted to bring electricity from the huge resources at Niagara Falls Power Plant and disperse it all around the globe. What a magnificent project it was, however it was never finished. The concept of telephone and telegraph communications, developed by Tesla on Long Island, is still the foundation of today’s rapidly growing development of international and intercontinental wireless communications.
The visit to Tesla Tower on June 10, 1990 was so successful that 10 United States Congressmen and one Senator spoke in the American Congress about Nikola Tesla. American Congresswomen Hon. Helen Delich Bentley had a beautiful speech about Nikola Tesla in the US Congress on July 10th 1990, celebrating the 134th birthday of Nikola Tesla. – Source>>
Read more about Tesla:
PS 1 Renewable Energy Solutions
With the world slowly moving to the much-dreaded energy crisis, it is important that we reduce our dependency on non-renewable sources of energy. Non-renewable sources being renewable are about to get extinct. Renewable energy solutions refer to those energy solutions that can keep churning energy without exhausting the resources. Three types of energy solutions fall into the category of renewable energy solutions: solar energy solutions, hydro energy solutions, and wind energy solutions.
Solar energy solutions: The sun’s energy is the most abundant energy available on earth. Make use of this free energy. You can employ solar power solutions at home. This will not only cut down power bills but also help you contribute to a greener world. Solar power solutions comprise of solar cookers, solar heating systems, solar lighting systems, solar dryers etc.
The sun has always been a source of heat energy and light energy. With the advancement of technology, the sun’s energy can be used to create other forms of energy.
The solar energy systems have many advantages apart from being cost-effective and environment-friendly. They are low on maintenance thus saving your time and effort. Also, solar systems give you a return on investment very soon, thus making the systems free after some time. Cooking with solar energy is also considered extremely healthy. Families have started employing solar energy as a power solution at their homes.
Hydro energy solutions: The hydro energy or water energy is an effective renewable energy. One can convert the hydro energy into electrical energy to run vehicles and various electrical appliances. Hydro energy is typically generated on a large scale. It has been estimated that 90 percent of the electrical energy produced by renewable resources is produced solely by hydro power. Dams are built to help generate electricity by tapping the water power.
There have been some concerns about using this energy because it is supposed to adversely affect the water-borne flora and fauna.
Wind energy solutions: Windmills were in existence even in the years before the birth of Christ. They helped tow boats and pump water. Eventually, post-industrialization, they became a source for generating electricity.
Windmills and wind turbines have never been passé. Wind energy can help generatetonnes of megawatts of electricity. When employed at individual estates, it can help do away with conventional power sources. An excellent renewable source of energy, the wind energy will go a long way in promising a good future to generations to come.
Make power at home with solar and wind energy to eliminate your power bill.
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Save up to 80% of home electricity on utilizing free energy
This free energy can be easily generated from naturally resources that available in abundant. Few devices are needed to convert these resources into free power. You do not require investing for any other commercially made home power generator, when you have the option to actually build one yourself. We will mention how to save up to 80% of home electricity with those home-made power generators.
Earth 4 Energy is one such program that has shown people how to create a home made solar panel and wind turbine from junks or parts that are easily available at any local shop. The program contains simple step-by-step instructional guide that anyone can be followed easily by anyone. The kit involves the procedure of finding all necessarily parts and putting them together. All this can be done for less than $200 unlike those commercially made one that costs at least $1000.
A home-made power generator can be built not less than 3 days. For those living under a strong sunlight can take the option of using a solar panel to collect the direct sunlight and convert the same into solar power. Those who live in areas that can feel the strong wind blowing all the time can make use of the wind turbine to generate wind power for their home. These power generators can help you to save up to 80% of home electricity.
At the times of financial crisis, a wind turbine and solar panel can help us to save money on the electricity usage and also keep the environment pollutant free. When we have the option to produce free energy from natural resource then why pay the utility company for power usage.
Learn how to build a home-made power generator like the solar panel and wind turbine at a shoestring budget by following the guide that shows you how to do that with step-by-step detail. Do not entirely depend on the free information downloaded from the internet because if you make a single mistake the entire project can be ruined, or sometimes may put your life in danger. I advise you to follow the guides carefully as they are written by professional environmentalists, who guide you with safety.
A wind turbine or solar panel can generate 24 kilowatt of power that is enough to operate a laptop, television and a mobile phone charger. Free energy will run for at least for a few years.
Make power at home with solar and wind energy to eliminate your power bill.
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PS2 New Energy Movement
New energy encompasses a variety of energy generating technologies and devices, and is often also referred to as “breakthrough energy,” “free energy,” and “zero-point energy.” New energy is generally considered to be abundant, very low-cost, non-polluting, and decentralized (i.e., devices located at point-of-use). This genre of energy generation is exotic in nature, and goes well beyond the conventional renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, biofuels, and geothermal. Additionally, new energy is a highly disruptive technology, because over time it will render obsolete the traditional old-line energy industries (big oil, coal, natural gas, nuclear). Resistance to the implementation of new energy technologies stems from the fossil fuel and nuclear industries, and also from many subsidiary interests who have a stake in maintaining the status quo. In many examples of emerging new energy devices, theory lags behind demonstrated anomalous energy generation. As such, a “new science” is emerging to explain these phenomena and guide further development of new energy.
- Become informed. Read and share Breakthrough Power. Co-authored by NEM advisor Jeane Manning and NEM president Joel Garbon, this book a great resource for both the technical and non-technical public alike, and for those new to the field of new energy.
- Start a local group new energy discussion and/or replicator group.
- Alert and inform policy-makers.
- Financially support the mission of the New Energy Movement.