Major media reports of energy breakthroughs


Richard Moore

Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 14:04:41 -0700
From: Tom Atlee <•••@••.•••>

Subject: Major media reports of energy breakthroughs -- and what they mean

Dear friends,

These energy breakthroughs -- many of them years old and poorly publicized -- 
will likely surprise you. "Why haven't we heard of these?"

Thinking systemically requires delving into the cultural and systemic dynamics 
that facilitate both the creation and the undermining of the kind of promise 
represented by the breakthroughs discussed in the compilation below.

I look forward to the time when enough people are inspired by the emerging 
calamity of global warming to demand AND CO-CREATE new cultural stories and 
political/economic systems that support the innovation of positive possibilties 
and prevent the undermining of those possibilities.  Without both, it is hard to
see how we will make it.  With both, we have a good chance of making it with 
flying colors.

That enlightened systemic evolutionary goal, taken on by enough people, could 
transform global warming into the greatest gift humankind has ever seen.



From: Martin Greenhut <•••@••.•••>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 11:34:53 -0400
Subject: [gpc] Amazing  Energy Breakthroughs Reported in Major Media!

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The below news excerpts of amazing new energy technologies and inventions 
reported in the mainstream media give incredible hope for a brighter, cleaner 
future for ourselves and for generations to come. As the media is giving limited
coverage to these exciting breakthroughs, please spread the good news to your 
friends and colleagues. Contact your

and media representatives asking them to strongly support the further 
development of these awesome new energy technologies. Each excerpt below is 
taken verbatim from the major media website listed at the link provided. If any 
link fails to function, click here

Key sentences are highlighted for those with limited time. Together, we can and 
will build a brighter future for us all.

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Eco-car more efficient than light bulb
2005-07-05, CNN News


An eco-car that can travel the world using a fraction of the electricity it 
takes to power a light bulb has been unveiled by its British creators. The 
hydrogen-powered Ech2o needs just 25 Watts -- the equivalent of less than two 
gallons of petrol -- to complete the 25,000-mile global trip, while emitting 
nothing more hazardous than water. But with a top speed of 30mph, the journey 
would take more than a month to complete. Ech2o, built by British gas firm BOC, 
will bid to smash the world fuel efficiency record of over 10,000 miles per 
gallon at the Shell Eco Marathon. The record is currently ... 5,385 km/per liter
[12,900 mpg!]. John Carolin, BOC global director sustainable energy: "It sounds 
unbelievable how little power is used to keep the BOC Ech2o moving, but it 
demonstrates the impact of careful design and is a valuable lesson for car 
makers in the future.

Note: If these small test cars get over 10,000 miles per gallon, why aren't new 
cars getting at least 100 mpg?


Kids Build Soybean-Fueled Car
2006-02-17, CBS News


The star at last week's Philadelphia Auto Show wasn't a sports car or an economy
car. It was a sports-economy car ‹ one that combines performance and 
practicality under one hood. But as CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman reports
in this week's Assignment America, the car that buyers have been waiting decades
[for] comes from an unexpected source and runs on soybean bio-diesel fuel to 
boot. A car that can go from zero to 60 in four seconds and get more than 50 
miles to the gallon would be enough to pique any driver's interest. So who do we
have to thank for it. Ford? GM? Toyota? No ‹ just Victor, David, Cheeseborough, 
Bruce, and Kosi, five kids from the auto shop program at West Philadelphia High 
School. The five kids ... built the soybean-fueled car as an after-school 
project. It took them more than a year ‹ rummaging for parts, configuring wires 
and learning as they went. As teacher Simon Hauger notes, these kids weren't 
exactly the cream of the academic crop. "If you give kids that have been 
stereotyped as not being able to do anything an opportunity to do something 
great, they'll step up," he says. Stepping up is something the big automakers 
have yet to do. They're still in the early stages of marketing hybrid cars while
playing catch-up to the Bad News Bears of auto shop. "We made this work," says 
Hauger. "We're not geniuses. So why aren't they doing it?" Kosi thinks he knows 
why. The answer, he says, is the big oil companies.

Note: So why isn't this remarkable engine design breakthrough making front page 
headlines in all major media? Why aren't the many other major energy 
breakthroughs that have been reported given the headlines they deserve? Could it
be that those who are reaping huge profits from oil sales have much more 
political and media influence than you might imagine? For lots more reliable 
information on this, 


Toyota smashes fuel economy record 2002-10-20, London Times 

Tucked away on the Toyota stand you will find a cheeky little coupé that looks 
sporty but whose raison d¹être is fuel economy, the lowest exhaust emissions and
ease of recycling. The ES3 ‹ the initials stand for Eco Spirit ‹ achieves 104mpg
in the official European fuel consumption tests, a record for a four-seat car. 
Some months ago I drove this prototype and not only is it even more economical 
than the special ³3 litre² (three litres of fuel for every 100km travelled, or 
94mpg) versions of the Audi A2 and VW Lupo that sell in Germany, but the Toyota 
is more lively and responsive and would be very acceptable as an everyday car. 
The ES3 has a 1.4 litre turbocharged diesel engine and CVT (continuously 
variable transmission). The engine cuts out when the car stops, automatically 
and instantly restarting when you touch the accelerator to move off again. 
Energy that would be lost from braking is used to charge the car¹s battery, and 
the body panels are made from biodegradable plastics. You will see more of these
things in future Toyotas.

Note: If this article is no longer available at the link above, 
here. So what happened to this amazing car? Why haven't we heard anything about 
it since the article was published in 2002? For an excellent essay which 
provides key information on this topic, including a detailed list of inventions 
which greatly improve gasoline mileage reported over the years in respected 


Car achieves almost 10,000 miles per gallon 1999-07-16, BBC News 

A car driven by a 10-year-old and built at a French school has set a new world 
record for fuel efficiency. The Microjoule team managed the equivalent of 9,845 
miles per gallon while driving for 10 miles around Silverstone race track in the
UK. More than 100 teams competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon. Their one goal was 
to see how far they can get these amazing machines to travel on a minuscule 
amount of fuel. While we might be delirious if we managed 40 miles (64 
kilometres) to the gallon (4.5 litres) pottering about town in our super minis, 
these people are not happy until they have seen the mileometer click through the
thousands. The teams have a choice of petrol or diesel, with solar assistance 
permitted for the first time this year. A car is allowed three 40-minute runs. 
It must average at least 15 mph (24 kph) after which the stewards at the meeting
calculate the machine's fuel efficiency. "The top fuel teams do about 10 miles, 
which is six laps on the club circuit at Silverstone," says the event's fuel 
manager Geoff Houlbrook. "They do that on less than 10 millilitres which is just
two teaspoons of fuel." The entries come from all over Europe. Some teams use 
advanced materials like titanium and carbon fibre. Some of the machines built by
schoolchildren are made from parts of old sewing and washing machines. "It's fun
but it's also science," says BBC Top Gear presenter and racing driver Tiff 
Needell. "It's like an experiment with people learning how to save energy."

Note: Some of these amazing vehicles from 1999 were 
by schoolchildren," yet the auto industry still can't come up with a car that 
get's 100 mpg? Granted these cars are slow and small, but if they can get almost
10,000 mpg, don't you think similar technology could be used to get at least 
several hundred mpg in regular cars? For why car mileage hasn't increased much 
since the 1908 Model T got 25 mpg, 
here and 


Cars that make hybrids look like gas guzzlers 2007-03-04, San Francisco 
Chronicle (San Francisco's leading newspaper) 

Toyota Prius owners tend to be a proud lot since they drive the fuel-efficient 
hybrid gas-electric car that's ... one of the hottest-selling vehicles in 
America. A few, however, felt that good was not good enough. They've made 
"improvements" even though the modifications voided parts of their warranties. 
Why? Five words: one hundred miles per gallon. "We took the hybrid car to its 
logical conclusion," [Felix] Kramer says, by adding more batteries and the 
ability to recharge by plugging into a regular electrical socket at night. 
Compared with the Prius' fuel efficiency of 50 mpg, plug-in hybrids use half as 
much gasoline by running more on cleaner, cheaper, domestic electricity. These 
trendsetters monkeyed with the car ... to make a point: If they could make a 
plug-in hybrid, the major car companies could, too. Kramer ... and a cadre of 
volunteers formed the California Cars Initiative (online at 
<<>> They added 
inexpensive lead-acid batteries ... giving the car over 100 mpg in local driving
and 50 to 80 mpg on the highway. The cost of conversion is about $5,000 for a 
do-it-yourselfer. Several small companies like EnergyCS ... started doing small 
numbers of conversions for fleets and government agencies using longer-lasting, 
more energy-dense lithium-ion batteries. Kramer hired EnergyCS to convert his 
Prius and reported on a typical day of driving. Compared with driving his Prius 
before the conversion, he ... spewed out two-thirds less greenhouse gases at a 
total cost of $1.76 for electricity and gasoline, instead of the $3.17 it would 
have required on gasoline alone. People want plug-in hybrids but can't get them.
Dealers don't sell them yet, and the few conversion services cater to fleets.

Note: For a video and educational package to guide those who want to build a 100
mpg car, see <<>>
For why the car companies with their massive budgets haven't developed cars like


Coming in out of the cold: Cold fusion, for real 2005-06-06, Christian Science 

A very reputable, very careful group of scientists at the University of Los 
Angeles ... has initiated a fusion reaction using a laboratory device that's not
much bigger than a breadbox, and works at roughly room temperature. This time, 
it looks like the real thing. The whole trick with fusion is you've got to get 
protons close enough together for the strong force to overcome their electrical 
repulsion and merge them together into a nucleus. Instead of using high 
temperatures and incredible densities to ram protons together, the scientists at
UCLA cleverly used the structure of an unusual crystal. Crystals are fascinating
things; the atoms inside are all lined up in a tightly ordered lattice, which 
creates the beautiful structure we associate with crystals. Stressing the bonds 
between the atoms of some crystals causes electrons to build up on one side, 
creating a charge difference over the body of the crystal. Instead of using 
intense heat or pressure to get nuclei close enough together to fuse, this new 
experiment used a very powerful electric field to slam atoms together. This 
experiment has been repeated successfully and other scientists have reviewed the
results. For the time being, don't expect fusion to become a readily available 
energy option. The current cold fusion apparatus still takes much more energy to
start up than you get back out. But it really may not be long until we have the 
first nuclear fusion-powered devices in common use.

Note: If the above link fails, 
here. Why wasn't this widely reported? For a possible answer, 


Fans of GM Electric Car Fight the Crusher
2005-03-10, Washington Post


What's at stake, they say, is no less than the future of automotive technology, 
a practical solution for driving fast and fun with no direct pollution 
whatsoever. GM agrees that the car in question, called the EV1, was a rousing 
feat of engineering that could go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under eight 
seconds with no harmful emissions. The market just wasn't big enough, the 
company says, for a car that traveled 140 miles or less on a charge before you 
had to plug it in like a toaster. Some 800 drivers once leased EV1s, mostly in 
California. After the last lease ran out in August, GM reclaimed every one of 
the cars, donating a few to universities and car museums but crushing many of 
the rest. Enthusiasts discovered a stash of about 77 surviving EV1s behind a GM 
training center in Burbank and last month decided to take a stand. Mobilized 
through Internet sites and word of mouth, nearly 100 people pledged $24,000 each
for a chance to buy the cars from GM. On Feb. 16 the group set up a street-side 
outpost of folding chairs that they have staffed ever since in rotating shifts, 
through long nights and torrential rains, trying to draw attention to their 
cause. GM refuses to budge. Toyota is aware of a growing fad among 
do-it-yourselfers who 
<<>>put a new 
battery in their Prius so it can be plugged in at home and then travel about 20 
miles on electric power alone.

Note: Why would GM simply crush cars for which people are willing to pay 
$24,000? For a possible answer to this important question, 
here. To learn how to convert a Toyota Prius to get 100 mpg, 
<<>>click here.


The Prophet of Garbage 2007-03-00, Popular Science - March 2007 Issue 

The Plasma Converter ... can consume nearly any type of waste‹from dirty diapers
to chemical weapons‹by annihilating toxic materials in a process ... called 
plasma gasification. A 650-volt current passing between two electrodes rips 
electrons from the air, converting the gas into plasma. The plasma arc is so 
powerful, it disintegrates trash into its constituent elements by tearing apart 
molecular bonds. The system is capable of breaking down pretty much anything 
except nuclear waste. The only by-products are an obsidian-like glass [and] a 
mixture of primarily hydrogen and carbon monoxide that can be converted into a 
variety of marketable fuels, including ethanol, natural gas and hydrogen. 
Perhaps the most amazing part of the process is that it¹s self-sustaining. Once 
the cycle is under way, the 2,200°F syngas is fed into a cooling system, 
generating steam that drives turbines to produce electricity. About two thirds 
of the power is siphoned off to run the converter; the rest can be used on-site 
for heating or electricity, or sold back to the utility grid. Even a blackout 
would not stop the operation of the facility. New York City is already paying an
astronomical $90 a ton to get rid of its trash. According to Startech, a few 
2,000-ton-per-day plasma-gasification plants could do it for $36. Sell the 
syngas and surplus electricity, and you¹d actually net $15 a ton. But the 
decision-making bureaucracy can be slow, and it is hamstrung by the politically 
well-connected waste-disposal industry. Startech isn¹t the only company using 
plasma to turn waste into a source of clean energy. A handful of 
start-ups‹Geoplasma, Recovered Energy, PyroGenesis, EnviroArc and Plasco Energy,
among others‹have entered the market in the past decade.

Note: Why isn't this amazing, proven machine and technology making front page 
headlines? Read this exciting article to find how it is already being used. For 
why you don't know about it, 
here. And for another amazing new energy source not yet reported in the major 


Advanced vehicles demonstrate zero oil-consumption, reduced emissions 
2005-05-18, Boston Globe 

Carmakers such as Toyota and Honda can't seem to make hybrid vehicles fast 
enough to keep up with public interest. Interest in this new technology is 
growing, and one group is highlighting these technical marvels in a yearly event
called the Tour de Sol. Top prize for the Monte-Carlo Rally went to a modified 
Honda Insight driven by Brian Hardegen, of Pepperell, who broke the 
100-mile-per-gallon barrier over a 150-mile range. The car actually got 107 
miles-per gallon. St. Mark's High School in Southboro, and North Haven Community
School, North Haven, ME, demonstrated true zero-oil consumption and true zero 
climate-change emissions with their modified electric Ford pick-up and 
Volkswagen bus. More than 60 hybrid, electric and biofueled vehicles from 
throughout the US and Canada demonstrated that we have the technology today to 
power our transportation system with zero-oil consumption and zero 
climate-change emissions.

Note: If the above link fails, 
here. If high school students can do it, why aren't the car companies seriously 
developing these technologies? And why are car manufacturers not able to keep up
with demand on hybrid vehicles? For more, 


Here Comes the Sun
2007-03-02, CNN


Venture capitalists are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into [Silicon] 
Valley solar startups pursuing technological breakthroughs to make sun power as 
cheap as fossil fuel. Three of the largest tech IPOs of 2005 were for solar 
companies. The world's largest chip-equipment maker will begin producing 
machines to manufacture solar wafers, laying the groundwork for an industrial 
infrastructure that should lower the cost of producing solar cells. Solar energy
has just the sort of oversize potential that the titans of tech saw in 
computing: a free and practically inexhaustible power source. California is also
committing $3.2 billion to fund a drive to install solar panels on a million 
rooftops by 2018, and a November ballot initiative ... would tax Big Oil to 
provide $4 billion in funding for alternative-energy research, programs, and 
startups. Perhaps no startup has benefited more from the solar gold rush than 
<<>>Nanosolar. The Palo Alto 
company ... has racked up more than $100 million in funding so far. Nanosolar is
pursuing a technology that produces solar cells on a film that's a 100th the 
thickness of conventional silicon wafers. Its ultimate goal: integrating 
thin-film cells directly into building materials. A skyscraper's glass windows, 
for instance, could be embedded with thin-film cells, giving them 
energy-producing capabilities. Nanosolar plans to build a manufacturing facility
next year ... that will eventually produce 430 megawatts' worth of solar cells 
per year. That would nearly triple the nation's manufacturing capacity and make 
Nanosolar one of the world's largest solar producers. Thanks to aggressive 
government subsidies, Germany and Japan are currently the global leaders in 
solar production.

Note: With all of its talk about energy independence, why isn't the U.S. 
aggressively supporting research into solar power like Japan and Germany? For 
reliable, verifiable information which answers this question, 


NASA engineer chasing dream to harness energy from ocean waves 2005-12-06, 
Houston Chronicle/Orlando Sentinel 

The son of [a] rocket scientist thinks he is close to perfecting ... a machine 
that might make cheap, clean electricity from the ocean. "I believe it'll change
the world," said second-generation inventor Tom Woodbridge, a NASA engineer. In 
theory, the idea is simple. Spinning copper wires through a stable magnetic 
field makes electricity ‹ lots of electrons jumping off the magnetic field and 
zooming through a conductive metal. And since the ocean waves are already 
moving, why not cobble together a machine to harness that energy? Think Pogo 
Stick inside a floating drum. The rocking motion of the waves pushes a long 
cylinder of magnets up and down a copper coil. His small model generates 10 
watts of power in a 6-inch wave chop. A full-scale version could generate 160 
kilowatts. That one buoy is enough to power 160 houses, following the rule of 
thumb that the average U.S. home uses about 1,000 kilowatts of electricity each 

Note: The Houston Chronicle actually cut off part of the original article,

including the last three sentences above. To read the entire article,

here. For lots

more on new energy inventions, see <newenergysources.htm>click here.


Fuel's paradise? Power source that turns physics on its head 2005-11-04, The 
Guardian (One of the UK's leading newspapers) 

It seems too good to be true: a new source of near-limitless power that costs 
virtually nothing, uses tiny amounts of water as its fuel and produces next to 
no waste. Randell Mills, a Harvard University medic who also studied electrical 
engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, claims to have built a 
prototype power source that generates up to 1,000 times more heat than 
conventional fuel. Independent scientists claim to have verified the experiments
and Dr Mills says that his company, 
Power, has tens of millions of dollars in investment lined up to bring the idea 
to market. What has much of the physics world up in arms is Dr Mills's claim 
that he has produced a new form of hydrogen, the simplest of all the atoms, with
just a single proton circled by one electron. In his "hydrino", the electron 
sits a little closer to the proton than normal, and the formation of the new 
atoms from traditional hydrogen releases huge amounts of energy. According to Dr
Mills, there can be only one explanation: quantum mechanics must be wrong. 
"We've done a lot of testing. We've got 50 independent validation reports, we've
got 65 peer-reviewed journal articles," he said. "We ran into this theoretical 
resistance and there are some vested interests here.

Note: Hundreds of respected scientists, including a genius friend of ours with 
12 patents to his name, have developed devices which produce energy for a very 
low price, only to have their inventions either bought and shelved or destroyed 
systematically by those with vested interests. Our friend's $7 million company 
was taken over by vested oil interests after first both his home and office were
ransacked and than a bullet-hole was put through his office window. For lots 
more on this, see our <newenergyinformation.htm>New Energy Information Center.


1908 Ford Model T: 25 MPG, 2004 EPA Average All Cars: 21 MPG 2005-07-11, Detroit

"Consumers and regulators are putting more pressure on the auto industry to 
enhance fuel economy, which was stagnant at an average 20.8 miles per gallon 
among all 2004 models and below the 1988 high of 22.1 mpg." -- 

"The Prius is the first significant departure from the combustion engine to make
any major inroads in the auto industry since Henry Ford invented the Model T in 
1908." -- 

"Ford's Model T, which went 25 miles on a gallon of gasoline, was more fuel 
efficient than the current Ford Explorer sport-utility vehicle -- which manages 
just 16 miles per gallon."




Genius inventors for the past 100 years have made remarkable discoveries of new,
more efficient energy sources, only to find their inventions either suppressed 
or not given the attention and funding needed to break us free of our dependence
on archaic oil-based technologies. Read this article for more reliable 
information on this vital topic.


Green limo line at Oscars gets longer and sexier
2007-02-21, Washington Post/Reuters


From a plug-in hybrid car to the sexy electric Tesla Roadster, celebrities 
wanting to make a green statement on the way to the red carpet of the Oscars 
will have plenty of environment-friendly rides. 
<<>>Global Green USA has 
lined up 30 cars to shuttle the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Davis Guggenheim,
director of the Oscar-nominated documentary on global warming "An Inconvenient 
Truth," to the star-studded ceremony in Hollywood. The environmental group began
the green limousine campaign five years ago at the Oscars to raise awareness 
among the tens of millions of viewers worldwide about alternative fuel cars, 
energy independence and solutions to global warming. On a Hollywood parking lot 
ahead of Wednesday's Global Green USA celebrity party, Steve Schneider showed 
off his tiny $10,000 <<>>ZAP (Zero
Air Pollution) cars made in California.

One was a mini pick-up and the other a three-wheeler. "It is the first time that
common people can be introduced to this type of technology," said Schneider. "We
are trying to have mass appeal. This vehicle operates at a cost of a penny a 
mile." But it is the two-seat, scarlet-colored prototype of the 
<<>>Tesla Roadster, invented
and financed in Silicon Valley, that will be the coveted car pulling up to the 
red carpet. Already 330 celebrities, including George Clooney, have signed up to
buy the electric car that goes from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 kph) in four seconds. 
Production will begin later this year and the base price is $92,000, although 
the company also is working on a sedan that will cost between $50,000 and 

Note: If the above link fails, 

here. Why has the media given so little attention to these breakthrough

vehicles? For a possible answer,



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here. For an abundance of information on how these technologies and inventions 
are suppressed by the big oil companies and other powerful forces, 
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