The countries of the world are spending millions of dollars – probably billions – on development of alternative energies. The worldwide search for non-fossil fuels involves every element on the planet.
In Saudi Arabia, solar panels cover miles of ground, with one entire city devoted to the use of renewable energy. In Brazil, the push is for use of biofuels only, and they are manufactured within the country, using sugar cane in the process. Dubai has a field of Wind Stalks that use the wind in the same way as wind mills, to produce electricity. Algae is the new biofuel of choice, with acres of algae farms springing up in many countries.
As recently reported here, UC Berkeley has developed a “carpet” that, when placed near the ocean floor, will absorb energy from ocean currents and surface storms. The same concept is being considered for the Wind Stalks, with the stalks being placed in the ocean to sway in the currents, producing energy for consumers.
Now there are tests for floating wind turbines. This concept, according to CleanTechnica.com, is being tested in Japan, where a small floating turbine has been anchored off the coast of Goto Island. It is fully connected to the power grid. This is possibly the result of the acreage necessary for wind mills and solar panels. In countries where there is more ocean than land mass, it is only natural to attempt to spread out onto the ocean. In these cases, perhaps the UC Berkeley carpet could be incorporated with the floating wind platforms.
And still, work on the E-Cat continues, with constant improvements being made. The LENR technology being perfected is expected to replace most of the renewable forms of energy, without creating waste or abusing natural resources. The renewable energy sources of wind, water, and sun, while successful in protecting the planet and in providing power, still cost much more than the more affordable fossil fuels. This makes the alternative fuels less attractive on broad applications. In addition, there’s only so much land space and water surface that you can cover up with these energy generating installations before other effects are felt on the planet.
As LENR and the E-Cat emerge from the mist of misunderstanding and neglect, the impact on economies and living standards across the world will be significant. Hopefully, the job creation will be as wide-spread as energy needs.