Geothermal, Tidal, Wave, Wind, and Solar Energy… Energy Without a Destructive Footprint…
There is enough free energy available to the planet to never again have to extract the means of creating power with a destructive footprint …
Alternative energy sources pushed by the establishment such as hydrogen, biomass, and even nuclear are highly inefficient, dangerous and exist only to perpetuate the profit structure the industry has created. When we look beyond the propaganda and self serving solutions put forth by the energy companies we find a seemingly endless stream of clean abundant and renewable energy for generating power.
Solar and wind energy are well known to the public but the potential of these mediums remains unexpressed.
Solar energy derived from the sun has such abundance that one hour of light at high noon contains more energy than what the whole world consumes in a year. If we can capture one hundredth of one percent of this energy we would never have to use oil, gas, or anything else. The question is not availability but the technology to harness it. There are many advanced mediums today that accomplish just that if they were not hindered to compete with market share with the established energy power structures.
Then there is wind energy. Wind energy has long been denounced as weak and due to being location driven impractical. This is simply not true, the US Department of Energy admitted in 2007 that if wind was fully harvested in just three of Americas fifty states it could power the entire nation.
Then there are the rather unknown mediums of tidal and wave power.
Tidal power is derived from tidal shifts in the ocean. Installing turbines that capture this movement generates energy. In the United Kingdom forty two sites are currently noted as available forecasting that thirty four percent of all the UK’s energy could come from tidal power alone.
Wave power that extracts energy from the surface motions of the oceans is estimated to have a potential of 80,000 terawatts a year. This means that 50% of the world’s energy needs could be produced by this means alone.
It is important to note solar, wind, tidal, and wave power requires virtually no preliminary energy to harness , unlike coal, oil, gas, biomass, hydrogen, and all the others.
In combination these four mediums alone could power the world forever.
That being said there happens to be another form of clean renewable energy that trumps them all; geothermal.
Geothermal energy utilizes a process known as heat mining by a simple process using water to create energy. In 2006 an MIT report on geothermal energy found that 13,000 ZJ (zettajoules) are currently available in the Earth with the possibility of 2000 ZJ being easily tappable with available technology. The total energy consumption of all the countries on the planet is approximately 0.5 ZJ a year. This means about 4000 years of planetary power could be harnessed in this medium alone.
When we understand that the Earth’s heat generation is constantly renewed. This energy is really limitless and could be used forever. These energy sources are only a few of the available sources and as time goes on we will discover more.
The grand realization is that we have total energy abundance without the need of pollution, energy conservation, or in fact a price tag.
Today’s economies exist only for profit not the good of the people or the planet. It is only the need for profit and the assumed or created scarcity of resources that keep our current flawed economic system from evolving to the next logical conclusion.
Featured on The Larry King Show three times thirty years ago; The-Venus-Project is still alive and even more salient and timely now.
Thirty years ago entrenched values, a strong sense of security, the political fore scope, and a refusal to consider the future costs of current and ongoing practices on future developments, considered what Jacque Fresco presented as solutions for humanity novel ideas .It is a direction that entails nothing less than the total redesign of culture, that designs out or eliminates the worlds shortcomings we faced and face today.
Some might say impossible, but on close inspection it’s feasible provided you are willing to give up all preconceived notions and conventional thinking.
Many concerned today with the serious problems facing modern society, unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth’s ecosystems need to re-examine the values of current systems and the stark reality that they don’t work.
The constant cycle of boom and bust is not natural, it is man made for the creation of scarcity and the accumulation of wealth and the debt incurred from the concomitant cycle will eventually lead to an unrecoverable crash.
Jacque Fresco presents plans that resolves all problems that amount to scarcity of any kind, by introducing a never attempted other than during war time, resource based economy actively engaging in the research development and application of workable solutions. Through abundance the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, Jacque Fresco offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.
The answer to the question does the Earth possess enough resources to create abundance without a price tag and without the need of submission to employment is yes.
From the realization that technology frees us and increases our quality of life we can realize the focus of intelligent management of Earth’s resources is our only logical course to long term prosperity into the milleniums to come.
In a monetary system everything has a financial cost or implied value, including you, your children and their children to come who’s contributions can be borrowed upon by the system. In effect they become debt slaves.
Where building blocks or material resources are concerned they only have value if there is an assumed or created scarcity. If everything was plentiful like air and water there would be no reason to sell anything.
With the advancement of automation, machinery, and technology relieving humans of labour the unfolding social aspects would have no reason for money.
A resource based economy is concerned with the well being of the people and their supporting biosphere.
At present we don’t have to burn fossil fuels or use anything that would contaminate the environment
The following is an interview with Venus Project Team Leaders. Following that is a condensed presentation of the tenets, philosophy, and goals, or the “Activist Orientation Guide” of the Zeitgeist Movement, also known as the activist wing of “The Venus Project”
An Interview With Venus Project Team Leaders
Activist Orientation Guide of the Zeitgeist Movement