The following post has been submitted by JD Sweeney — his original post is at: https://neuenergy.blogspot.com/2018/11/lenr-claimed-to-work.html
Continued use of fossil fuels and nuclear plants are the biggest risks to human health and safety. Yet those invested in fossil fuels and radioactive nuclear have trouble in acknowledging the real hazards involved with polluted air and water and inevitable aged reactor failure.
In any case, to avoid the next disaster, many nations have to catch up in research, engineering and deployment of cheap, non-polluting and radiation-free energy sources. On-site generation of electricity and heat, called LENR, suitable for agriculture, industry, residential complexes and unlimited-range vehicles is now being engineered for farms and future cities.
“On-site Ecat power, offers a measure of energy independence, and avoids the huge losses from distribution power line grids. In the near future the Ecat could help provide desalination, and very importantly provide the energy needed (heating and cooling/electricity) for greenhouse crops, hydroponics and dwellings.”
“LENR Cities are Ultra Designed Environments, totally self-sustainable with agriculture and independent energy supply …incorporating state of the art infrastructure and ideal ways of building homes and communities …which attracts, investment, tourism…”
LENR cities will likely blossom first in oil-rich desert nations, followed by progressive Asia, Australia and Scandinavia. Hot and arid Arizona/New Mexico will likely be among the first movers, with hurricane-prone Caribbean nations gradually rebuilding their energy infrastructure with LENR and micro-grids. In much of Europe and the rest of North America we will likely see a few LENR subdivisions plus retro-fits of coal-fired generating plants and even some Alpine resorts energized by the New Fire.
For the environment and humanity, legacy energy infrastructures are costly and destructive; by comparison, LENR is benign and inexpensive. What the world now needs is the proliferation of pollution and radiation-free energy. Yet, the UN’s nuclear watch-dog acquiesces to proliferation of nuclear electricity generation, even though the uranium process is used by rogue nations in production of nuclear missiles.
The outcry by the scientific establishment, “LENR is not possible,” gradually shifts to “I always believed in the idea.” Yet, the nuclear industry and its regulators persist with the claim that old nuclear has the cleanest and safest track record of any power sources. Given the imminence of the LENR alternative, the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency — as it moves to reinvent its self — might plan on sponsoring a few LENR-powered communities in the poorest African countries and in war-torn Near-east.
Early implementation of LENR provides the means to arrest rising temperatures, rising coastal waters, air pollution, hunger, and in turn diminish the threat of nuclear war. Yet, we again celebrate New Year’s optimism by dancing on Titanic’s tilting deck.
And, the children cry, “I’m hungry, Mama. How high is the water, Papa?”
Sober Holidays to all, and to all a good hike.