LENR Claimed to Work --Future cities about to blossom
Note: An earlier version of this post appeared on E-CatWorld* forum in December 2018.
Quote from a demo of an operating E-cat in a factory setting: http://www.ecatskdemo.com/
"Learn how your company can benefit from the clean, cost-efficient heat produced by this revolutionary industrial heating system." Initially , Leonardo Corporation is looking for large industrial customers and centralized heat distribution facilities.
Continued use of fossil fuels and radioactive nuclear plants are the biggest risks to human health and safety. Yet, those invested in fossil fuels and nuclear have trouble acknowledging real hazards involved with polluted air and water and inevitable ageing nuclear reactor failure. In any case, to minimize disasters, nations have to get serious about deploying cheap, non-polluting and radiation-free energy.
With ever-escalating electricity costs, change agents have to push hard for affordable new energy systems. 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 distributed LENR and micro-grids. In much of Europe and the rest of North America we will likely see a growing number of LENR powered factories and subdivisions plus early LENR retro-fits of coal, fossil-fired and nuclear generating plants -and even some Alpine resorts warmed by the New Fire.
Germany, having committed to nuclear phaseout by 2022, and to coal shutdown a decade later, prompts early adoption of LENR in the rest of the EU. Back in 2013, Germany's federal networks regulator, warned the accelerated shift from nuclear to renewables stressed the grid system. A costly rescue plan included a new feed line of Direct Current from North Sea wind turbines. Recent advances in LENR distributed power may have short-circuited an overly complex and expensive electricity transmission solution.
For the environment and humanity, legacy energy infrastructures are costly and destructive; LENR, by comparison, is affordable and benign. What the world now needs is the distribution of pollution free and radiation free energy. Yet, the UN's nuclear watch-dog (IAEA) tolerates nuclear electricity, even though the uranium process tempts rogue nations to arm nuclear missiles.
Still, there is hope; “... governments need to move faster and with greater urgency. We’re feeding this fire while the means to extinguish it are within reach,” said the UN's Environment Programme’s Deputy Executive Director, Joyce Msuya, a Tanzanian microbiologist. Suggested actions include further developing renewable energy, energy-efficient appliances and cars, reversing deforestation and coal phaseout.
Yet the nuclear industry and it's regulator persists with the claim that nuclear has the cleanest and safest track record of all power sources, and the UN's Ms Msuya does not mention the obvious replacement for coal and nuclear. Still, the outcry, "Commercial LENR is not viable without an acceptable theory," now shifts to "I always supported the idea."
Given the arrival of affordable LENR, the UN might demonstrate to its member countries, a few LENR electrified communities in the poorest African nations, while addressing the heretofore taboo topic of birth control.
Early and wide 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 and/or accident ...and even, over-population.
"...to invest in education, particularly for girls, that's the most effective contraceptive that exists. Countries that are doing better today are those that have educated and empowered women."
Yet, many in the world still celebrate New Years by dancing on Titanic's tilting deck.
And, children cry, "I'm hungry Mamma." "How high is the water, Papa?"
Sober seasonal wishes to all, and to all a good hike!
PS # 1* An E-catWorld commentator, (after a glass too many) was moved to write:
"Wonderful, not written by an average member of the human race."
PS # 2 2014 open letter to IAEA and UN http://londont.blogspot.com/2014/12/
PS # 3 Nuke disarmament https://thebulletin.org/2018/09/facing-the-central-questions-of-nuclear-disarmament/
"...the only safe way to banish nuclear weapons is to first banish war. How can nations establish a world where none view armed conflict as a viable means to resolving disputes?"