Category Archives: Energy

Natural Gas, Coal, and Cheap Plentiful Energy

What price energy? Is it really hard to get and expensive? Not in bulk at the point of production… Continue reading

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Duck Curves getting Nessie Necks

A very interesting article on the Duck Curve and how excess solar supply can whipsaw conventional production, already to the point where at peak sun there’s too much electricity and it will be destabilizing and eventually crashing grids. Continue reading

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LENR / LANR in 1956?, Ponderomotive?

Did someone patent a Cold Fusion / LENR / LANR device in 1956? (Does it work?… looks easy to validate). Is this related to pondermotive forces? And what are pondermotives anyway? Continue reading

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Freon Moderated Reactor?

Some thoughts on nuclear reactor history, and a muse on a strange reactor idea. Continue reading

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US Navy Patent on LENR / LANR Particle Source

The US Navy claims to have control of LENR / LANR enough to give your choice of soft X-rays on up to neutrons and more. They even have a patent on it that goes into great detail on how to DIY. So I’m of the opinion that it works. Continue reading

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LENR Lithium Size Matters

A plausible mechanism by which “The Rossi Effect” might work, some directed speculation about what this might mean for other candidate systems, and a discussion of sizes of target species and crystal lattice constants. Continue reading

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Limits To Wind – An Existence Proof in China

We now have some existence proofs of just how much wind power causes grid instability and starts to break things. I suggest changing your government to one more willing to let Power Engineers design power systems, or DIY and build your own power protection setup. Continue reading

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