Is Green Energy Bad for the Environment?

Two recent and largely ignored news stores are raising the prospect that so called “green energy” might actually be bad for the environment. To make matters worse policy makers seem to be ignoring the important conclusions these articles point to when they discuss alternatives to windmills and solar such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR).

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

Both wind mills and some solar energy projects kill large numbers of birds including some endangered species such as eagles, the well-respected American publication High Country News reported. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System which uses mirrors to heat water to run an electric turbine in California’s Mohave Desert literally burned up hundreds of birds.

The birds seeing reflections from the mirrors at the solar plant flew down to them and got fried by concentrated beams of heat or solar flux generated by the mirrors. The birds were flying down to the mirrors because they mistook the reflections for water.

Boeing Patents Laser Fusion

There are a few important alternative energy stories out there that the media seems to be ignoring or downplaying. Some of the most interesting recent developments include:

Boeing the giant American aerospace company has a received a US patent for a laser fired fusion-fission turbofan engine that Ars Technica writer Sebastian Anthony described as completely crazy and unrealistic. Basically Boeing’s engine would generate large amounts of heat by using lasers to fuse deuterium and tritium which would cause nuclear fission to create heat to run a turbine.

Artist's conception of how Boeing's laser fired fusion-fission engine would work.

That sounds a great deal like some of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction or LENR effects we’ve been hearing about lately. The process is called inertial confinement fusion which sounds like a euphemism for LENR to me. Boeing is apparently looking into the process as a means of powering aircraft but it could easily be adapted to generate electricity in power plants and ships.

Global Warming could Cause Food Shortages

There’s another very good reason to be afraid of global warming it could cause serious food shortages. Reports from NASA and other organizations indicate that rising temperatures created by greenhouse gases could make it a lot harder to grow food in the near future.

Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist and Climate Expert.

More and more regions of the Earth are simply getting too hot to raise crops in satellite images reveal, NASA’s Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan told Business Insider. Temperatures over 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius)  interfere with photosynthesis – the process by which plants convert carbon dioxide into carbohydrates (food) – according to Stofan.

A NASA analysis of global temperature anomalies from 1880 to 2014 revealed that the number of places in the world where temperatures regularly reach those numbers is growing fast. This includes some heavily populated areas including Southeast Asia, the Himalayas and Southern Africa.

Some of the Biggest Names in Tech are interested in Fusion

Fusion of both the hot and cold varieties is suddenly very hot in the world of technology. Some of the biggest names in the technology businesses are investing big money in various fusion schemes, Fortune reported.

Some of the most noticeable names and investments in fusion include:

The General Fusion reactor Jeff Bezos is putting his money into.

  • Inc. founder Jeff Bezos is backing a firm called General Fusion which is trying to create hot fusion with high tech hammers. Fortune reported that General Fusion has raised $94 million.

This is Helion's experiment reactor.

  • Peter Thiel one of the men behind PayPal is betting on Helion Energy which is trying to develop a truck sized hot fusion reactor.


  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has invested in a company called Tri-Alpha which claims is also working on small scale-hot fusion. Tri Alpha has reportedly raised $140 million for its research.

Paul Allen is betting that this device is the future of hot fusion.

Is Jet Energy preparing to Market its NANOR LENR Device?

It appears that JET Energy Inc. could be laying the groundwork to start marketing Mitchell Swartz’s NANOR low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or lattice-assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) technology. Swartz has apparently copyrighted the word NANOR and is now advertising JET Energy NANOR-type LANR Technology at this website.

Mitchell Swartz test his devices.

“NANOR®-type Clean Energy Technology depends upon lattice assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) which use hydrogen-loaded alloys to create heat,” a blog post at the website states. Okay that sounds like LENR to me, but if Mr. Swartz wants to use the term LANR so be it.

For those of you who have not been paying attention, NANOR is the LANR device that Swartz demonstrated and tested in Peter Hagelstein’s laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT for three months in 2012. It ran continuously every day and produced excess energy much like Andrea Rossi’s ecat.

Swartz Licensing LANR Technology

Is Global Warming Responsible for the Syrian Civil War and ISIS?

There is yet another reason why we should invest heavily in next generation energy technologies such as low energy nuclear reaction (LENR), it could prevent political upheaval. Some analysts are now blaming the Syrian Civil War which helped give us ISIS and a massive refugee problem on global warming caused by Greenhouse Gases.

Over at the American Conservative, hardly a left-wing publication, Rod Dreher notes that Syria underwent a catastrophic drought between 2006 and 2011 that essentially destroyed the country’s economy. Dreher thinks the unprecedented drought was caused by global warming. That led to revolt against the Assad regime which gave rise to a civil war that shows no signs of ending.

This fascinating and really disturbing comic book does a great job of telling the story. In the story, writer Audrey Quinn notes that the so-called experts including journalists and intelligence analysts were taken by surprise by the revolt in Syria they thought the nation was stable until it exploded completely.

Rossi Gets US Patent Possibly on Ecat

Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation has received a United States Patent that could cover his Ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). Interestingly enough the patent US 9,115,913 B1 dated August 25, 2015, does not mention LENR, cold fusion or the words Ecat or energy catalyzer.

Instead it is for a device called a Fluid Heater. Andrea Rossi is listed as the inventor and his company Leonardo Corporation is listed as the assignee or owner. The Fluid Heater is described as:

“An apparatus for heating fluid includes a tank for holding fluid to be heated, and a fuel wafer in fluid communication with the fluid. The fuel wafer includes a fuel mixture including reagents and a catalyst, and an electrical resistor or other heat source in thermal communication with the fuel mixture and the catalyst.”

Airbus Holds LENR Workshop

Europe’s largest aerospace company Airbus Group (OTC: EADSF) takes low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) much more seriously than is widely thought. The aircraft manufacturer has been hosting an International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals for at least 11 years. The next is scheduled for October 15 and 16 in Toulouse, France.

The workshops purpose is to discuss hydrogen gas loading. Its website contains this description: “Hydrogen gas loading is a promising technology to reliably create thermal and nuclear anomalies.”

That sounds like a euphemism for LENR or cold fusion to me. The company that builds some of the largest and most luxurious passenger jets in the worlds is interested in LENR. Only 50 people can attend the workshop and entrance is restricted, participants will have to submit a scan of their passport which sounds as if they conduct a background check. It also costs 400 Euros ($444.42 US) to attend another attempt to keep out the riff raff.

Chinese Researchers Achieve LENR in Nickel Wire

Chinese government researcher Songsheng Jiang reports achieving a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) in a hydrogen-loaded nickel wire. In an email to Frank Acland Jiang reported that the reaction lasted for around 80 minutes and generated around 240 watts of heat.

Jiang also reported he and his team – the Ni-H Research Group at the China Institute of Atomic Energy in Beijing – are experimenting with both nickel powder and nickel wire.  A PDF of Jiang’s message is available at

The Institute is China’s top atomic research organization the People’s Republic’s equivalent of Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States. The Institute has close connections with the top levels of the Communist Party and the Chinese military.

Last month Mills revealed that Jiang had succeeded in generating temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius with a reaction that lasted for 20 minutes in what looked like an attempt to replicate Rossi’s hot ecat on May 8. One has to wonder what Jiang is planning to do next.

The World of Energy is Changing Fast

The landscape in the world of energy is changing faster than we might expect. Low oil prices forced Saudi Arabia to borrow $4 billion over the last year, CNBC reported. The oil rich kingdom had to borrow the money to cover a budget deficit that was larger than expected.

The world's largest hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Saudis may no longer have the money for such lavish building projects.

It is not known how large Saudi Arabia’s deficit is but unknown analysts quoted by CBNC estimated the Saudi deficit at $130 billion. Saudi Arabia is still very rich though it still has cash reserves of around $737 billion. Some experts think Saudi Arabia will have to start cutting spending because it simply cannot finance its lavish economy with $58 a barrel oil. The Saudis would need $105 a barrel oil to cover all their costs.