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Thursday, June 10, 2010

BP Oil Spill, Alternative Energy and Climate Change (Part 2)

As I've said before, on the post previous to this one, we should be focusing on alternative energy sources. Our lives depend on not being dependent on the dangerous energy sources, namely oil, coal and perhaps others, but, instead on finding renewable cleaner sources. Long after we're dead and gone, because we have polluted and poisoned ourselves to death with lethal toxins, harmful by-products and similar dangers, the world will keep going on. It may take awhile to reverse the damage we had done to it, but it will.

The human race, however, depends on clean air, water and food to survive. We can't withstand the garbage we continuously create and put out. The wealthy elite and other corporate entities feed off of our present dependencies on oil and other negative energy sources. You could say, and I'm doing just that right now, that they profit off of our misery. Their excuses do not compare to the certain outcome of our demise. They say they need to make a quick, big profit off of whatever energy is used in order to make it happen and for it to be a country and world wide actual reality.

I say, "Fuck that!", for a good reason. The corporations are doing it only for their profit and satisfaction of their personal and social disease- greed. To them, We The People are merely numbers. To the corporations and governments, you only are what your social security number says you are... which is a 9 digit identification number.

Look at their ads, buy their shit and obey what they say! Conform or be cast out as a social leper! Monkey see-Monkey fuckin' do!

As for their excuses not to create or disperse these free or nearly free energy sources I'm talking about, I say this truthful statement, "People in the past and present have or are creating free and nearly free ways to disperse energy for everyone. For those who will not produce these ways because it is not profitable for them, they should be ashamed, not to mention soaked in oil and burned alive."

I must also add that the U.S. should be leading the way to researching and producing cleaner, renewable energies instead of using the corporate/greed-oriented coal and oil sources we use now. I say that since we are one of the worst industrial offenders of polluting the Earth, if not the worst. Just another reason why the rest of the world's populace hates our fat, greedy, single-minded, uncaring asses!

I am first going to discuss the most familiar methods or sources of cleaner energy. Notice I did not say that they are necessarily cheap. Those nearly free or free sources, I mentioned earlier, I will explain later in this post.

And please... Feel free to look up these ways yourself on the internet, books or other information sources if you have any questions or think I'm lying. Why I would do that last one- I have no fucking clue, you doubting fuckers out there!

The following methods I will talk about first are the most obvious and most talked about:

Wind Power

Wind energy harnesses the power of the wind to propel the blades of wind turbines. The rotation of the blades is converted to electrical current by means of an electrical generator.

The pros of wind power-

Wind power produces no pollution. No chemical processes take place and no harmful by-products are left over.

Wind generation is a renewable source of energy. Meaning, we won't run out.

The cons-

It is intermittent. Consistent wind is needed for continuous power generation. When wind speed decreases, the turbine lingers and less electricity is generated.

Solar Power

Used commonly and presently, solar power is used for heating, cooking, the production of electricity and in the desalination of seawater- trapping the sun's rays into solar cells where this sunlight is converted into electricity. Solar power also uses sunlight that hits solar thermal panels to convert sunlight to heat water or air. There are other methods is using this sun source, as well.

The pros to solar energy-

As long as our sun exists, it's renewable energy will reach the Earth. Solar power generations release no water or air pollution because there is no chemical reaction from the combustion of fuels.

The cons-

If the sun's not shining, solar power doesn't produce energy. Nighttime and cloudy days limit the amount of energy created.

Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy harnesses the heat energy that exists under the Earth. Hot rocks under the ground heat water to produce steam. The steam that shoots up from drilled holes in the region will power electric generators.

Pros to this-

Done right, geothermal energy produces no harmful by-products. Once a geothermal plant is built, it is mostly self-sufficient energy wise.


Done wrong, geothermal energy can produce pollutants. Improper drilling into the ground can release dangerous minerals and gases. Also, geothermal sites are prone to running out of steam.

Hydroelectric Energy

Hydroelectric power comes from the energy of dammed water driving a water turbine and generator. It is also produced from water's kinetic energy and un-dammed sources like tidal power. Hydro power works by harnessing the gravitational descent of a river that is compressed from a long run to a single location with a dam or a flume.

Pros for this-

Water is accumulated above the dam and released to coincide with peaks in demand. Unlike other power stations, hydroelectric power stations can quickly increase to full capacity. Electricity can be generated continuously. It produces no pollution since there isn't a chemical reaction to produce power.


Dams can be expensive to build. There needs to be enough water in the area to produce energy.

All of these well known alternative forms usable, cleaner energy. But there have been, as I've said before, people in the past and present, who developed other alternative, even cheap or free forms, of energy. One such remarkable man was a genius, mechanical engineer and inventor by the name of Nikola Tesla.

Nikola Tesla (July 1856- January 1943) was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity. He is best known for his many revolutionary developments in electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor, which helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.

Below you'll find a video that gives some insight to Tesla, his accomplishments and struggles during his life. It acts as a good introduction to this man who seemed to be light years in his thinking and ideas compared to scientist during his time and, in many respects, during our era.

Tesla was fascinated by radiant energy and its free energy possibilities. Tesla called the Crooke's radiometer a device which has vanes that spin in a vacuum when exposed to radiant energy "a beautiful invention." He believed it would become possible to harness energy directly by "connecting to the very wheel-work of nature." Tesla announced a plan for a "cosmic-ray motor". Whenever Nikola Tesla was asked if it was more powerful than the crooke's radiometer, he answered, "thousands of times more powerful."

Tesla's free-energy concept was patented in 1901 as an "Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy. The patent refers to "the sun, as well as other sources of radiant energy, like cosmic rays, "that the device works at night is explained in terms of the night-time availability of cosmic rays. Tesla also refers to the ground as "a vast reservoir of negative electricity."

Tesla's first radiant energy receiver stored static electricity obtained from the air and converted it to a usable form. Tesla's invention is a simpler version of Dr. T.H. Moray's device. Which is pictured below.

In short, Tesla was able to retain and distribute free energy with his research and invention and showed the people of his era how it could be done. But, even back then, the development and distribution of anything free was a big no-no to the industry giants in Tesla's era. After all, you can't profit from something that is free. And it's more than a shame to know that we could have free energy today, if it weren't for the greed of corporations putting people under their mercy, forcing us to use outdated and dangerous sources of energy like coal and oil in order to get around, heat our homes and everything in between during our lifetimes.

After he died, the FBI confiscated enough of Tesla's documents to fill a railroad boxcar. They took his research and documents from 4 different storage locations. Only 150,000 documents were released to Tesla's Yugoslavian relatives, now held by the Tesla Institute in Belgrade. The remainder of Tesla's papers are still classified. The government distributed false rumors that "Tesla never kept notes", which was a lie.

Tesla was a household word, 60 or 70 years ago. The question must be asked: Why were almost all of his achievements suddenly stricken from the records of history? Specifically, his some of his most important achievements and research on Radiant Energy? For whom does this serve? Certainly not the public.

There are many other scientists and/or inventors currently working on free energy or nearly free energy devices and research. Like Muammer Yildiz from Turkey. He has created a magnetic motor which used magnets that could became monopolar. This is a good thing. And scientists from the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island have found an unexpected source of clean energy by using their Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

For more information on these scientists, inventors, amazing discoveries and inventions- click this link.

Once there, you will be amazed at the many things discovered and created by inventors and scientists alike. It may give you hope for a brighter, cleaner future of tomorrow. Or it could dishearten you to know that these ideas and inventions could be created today if it weren't for the greed of corporations like BP and others of its ilk that demand that a stranglehold be placed upon us in the form of fossil fuel dependency and other toxic forms of energy.

How do you feel about all of this?


Mr. Stupid said...

The Industry giants don't care about anything but their profits. You're right, Kelly. All we have is an identification number.
BTW, loved reading through all the various types of energies. The video on Tesla was nice too.

I read on WWF that they predict over 200000 birds will turn dead due to the Oil Spill. This is really sad. At least, one bird specie has gone extinct. I just hope the issue is fixed and soon. Awesome post.

Have a good day...:)

The Wolf said...

Awsome post I knew aboult Telsa and some of his work but not to that detail. It dosen't suprise me that there is the available tech to produce cleaner energy, it's like the auto industry. There was a automaker back in the 50's I think his last name was Tucker. Anyways his cars had seat belts a decade before anyone else, he also rear mounted the cars engine making the car faster and more fuel efficent something the big automakers didn't want, so they ruined his name and bankrupted him. Today he's hardly known while companes like Ford stole his technology and re-introduced it years later, after demands were made for safer cars.

I have almost no faith in governments and none in coorporations, they'll be the death of us all.

One of The Guys said...

This is an awesome post. Full of a ton of great info.

I've been reading about the new Nuclear energy. It seems possibly the most promising of all the alternative energy sources. What do you think?

What I gathered was they found a way to reuse the byproducts....or something like that.

Love to see some info on that here. Great job!

klahanie said...

An awesome, fact-filled, highly informative posting. You have done a lot or research and I am most impressed. Not only with your research but the passion for this topic you so abundantly display.
In the meantime we should be maintaining ways of conserving energy. For instance, I use my bath water to water my garden and partly to wash my car. I know it sounds gross but the plants and my car has suffered no ill effects.
I am lucky enough to be in fairly good health and use my car as little as possible.
Anyway, friend, great posting and yes, lets all do our bit to make this a greener, cleaner planet.
Take care and thanks, Gary.

Kelly said...

Mr. Stupid- Absolutely, dude. The industry Giants don't care and they prove that every day. No shame felt by them. They're quite open with their antics.

I didn't know about about that prediction from WWF. 20,000 birds predicted to die. That's disgusting. One species extinct today. How many more in the next few months, I wonder. It makes one sad and man-all at once. We should all do our part, in some positive way, in this disaster.

Thanks for the compliment. Take care.

Kelly said...

The Wolf- Yeah, man, I remember remember about Tucker, that automaker/innovator back in the fifties. They made a movie about him with Jeff Bridges as Tucker. Anyway, I remember reading what you're saying, in regards to his safety and fuel mileage improvements he made with his car. You're right. The big automakers, like Ford, back then blackballed him and ruined him- in name and financially. Like Edison and J.P. Morgan and others did with Tesla back in his day. All of them are fuckers.

And I believe that about Ford's technology theft. I didn't know that part of it. Thanks.

It seems anyone who wants to improve world conditions, instigate peace or do any type of good- it seems that if they are somehow negatively infringing upon the all-too-important profits of big corporations, those big corporations will do anything in their power to crush that group or individual.

Thanks for your compliment and comments, man. I always look forward to them after I write a post. Take care.

Kelly said...

One of The Guys- Thanks for the compliment, Guys. You put out great stuff, yourselves.

Believe it or not, that's the one type of alternative energy I haven't read anything about. But since you brought it to my attention, I will be now. And in the near future, I will likely write a post about that, along with my opinion. I thank you for bringing that to my attention. If it sounds as promising as you say, it's definitely worth spreading the word about.

Take care and thanks for commenting.

Kelly said...

klahanie- Thank you, Gary. I tried to do my best here, spreading the word about alternative energies and so forth. And you're right, I am passionate about that. And that emotion is growing ever stronger through the years and especially nowadays. I see myself getting heavily involved in environmental activism after I get my personal family nuisances and the upcoming cruise out of the way this summer.

At my place, we try to do our small part by recycling and using as little water as possible. Some people linger, for instance, in the shower for 20 minutes or more but I can get my stuff cleaned in under ten minutes, no problem. :-) And the furthest we usually drive day to day, is about ten miles. Short distance for this area.

And what you're doing with your bath water is a great idea. Nothing gross to me about it. Thumbs up to you for your efforts and ingenuity.

Take care, friend and keep up the grand work. Have a great weekend.

Jeremy from We Took The Bait said...

I think the problem with "free" or "nearly free" renewable energy sources is that they won't be free or nearly free or possibly even affordable once they're corporate regulated.

When "British Petroleum" becomes "British Steam Combustion," it'll still cost twenty bucks to fill the car tank.

With water.

I wonder if they'd trade on water futures? I wouldn't doubt it...

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