Fantasy power

Fantasy power: Dark energy and dark mass make up perhaps 95% of the universe. According to NASA, “It turns out that roughly 68% of the universe is dark energy. Dark matter makes up about 27%. The rest – everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter – adds up to less than 5% of the universe.” I propose to invent a dark energy panel, like a solar panel, except it would work day and night. Of course, first I must figure out how dark energy works. That’s our problem.

My somewhat humorous and sarcastic proposal is similar to proposals to provide power to populations with solar, wind and so forth and thereby eliminate use of the form of solar energy which already has been conveniently stored by nature in portable forms for a billion years or so, usually called fossil fuels. Unfortunately, many millions or perhaps billions of people have been persuaded that the earth is running out of this portable molecular solar power. The hidden persuaders did that so that the owners, distributors and governments who tax this portable molecular power can achieve the highest possible price for it by creating artificial, man-made shortages and distribution bottlenecks (which are otherwise known as regulations.) These people collude and conspire with each other and spend enormous money to try to make the people feel guilty about using this portable molecular power so that the people pay more for it and also agree willingly to be taxed for its use and for developing alternative forms of solar energy, known as solar panels, wind farms, etc., and so that the people can be controlled and their population reduced.

How are these two proposals similar? In my proposal, discovery and invention are required. In the second proposal, which today some illiterates call the “New Green Plan,” discovery and invention are required; in fact the “New Plan” is not new and has many variants already in various stages of implementation, some underway since around the year 1800. Discovery has no time frame except in hindsight, until after the fact of discovery. Discovery time could be infinite. When a discovery will happen cannot be predicted or reasonably put into a project plan.

Invention, and later, development of the invention, are a waste of time and money until the solution to the problem has been discovered. Building solar energy farms and wind farms is putting the cart before the horse. You don’t see many horses pushing carts. Just as I or someone must discover how dark energy/dark matter works, someone still has yet to discover how to store large amounts of electricity, a battery, in amounts sufficient to reliably power a single city at night or during a long winter. That battery technology has not yet been discovered and invented.

This is not Hollywood, not a video game, not a string theory alternate reality. Electricity users in locations where utility companies and politicians are installing solar panels and wind farms must have 100% power backup available 24 X 7 for those solar panel and wind farms; that means two power plants to reliably deliver to you the same amount of power, but in fact, you only need backup plant running on portable molecular solar power. That means these electricity users are paying about double for their electric power. On top of that, the utilities and governments intend to tax you on top of the doubled amount. They call that a carbon tax and they have filed the patents, set up the systems, and have been ready to carbon tax you for 3 decades. If that describes your situation, as it does mine, then help us throw these fraudsters out of office and out of business.

Albert Camus

About budbromley

Life sciences executive, retired
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