Nuclear Energy Without Nuclear Waste
Making it real - our future and that of our children depend on it
LENR is a viable, tangible solution that needs more funding in order to achieve optimization of the technology developed to date. The majority of this progress has been achieved on basically a shoestring budget, through various private and academic funding initiatives.
As a result of the achievements todate, with the proper investment and UL certification, within several years we can have the first units powering our homes, offices and factories, all the while leaving a zero carbon footprint.
The research for fission based, Boiling Water Reactors (BWR), started around 1946 and the first commercial units came on line in 1960. With the right funding, we can implement the first large scale, commercial, Low Energy Nuclear Reactors within the next ten years, which will sustain 100% of the world’s energy requirements and create no pollution.
We are so close – yet so far away
As outlined in the Current Efforts page, we are spending tens, if not hundreds of billions of dollars trying to mitigate man made climate change. The majority of these efforts are aimed at trying to legistlate, fix or improve upon existing, polluting energy sources such as fossil fuels and nuclear fission.
Examples of these funding efforts are outlined in the roll over link below. This information is obtained from the DOE's 2014 Energy Budget.
“The missions of DOE’s applied energy programs are to deliver research, development and demonstration of efficiency of renewable energy, advanced fossil, nuclear, and grid technologies.” DOE Budget
$2.8 billion - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy – sustainable transportation, renewable electricity and end-use energy efficiency in buildings and factories (better gas mileage and insulating buildings – LENR can power our vehicles, buildings and factories)
$379 million – Advanced Research Projects Agency – real world applications such as power electronics, batteries, grid networking and thermal energy storage.
$638 million – Office of Fuel Energy – for the environmentally sound use of fossil fuels (these are the source of our pollution)
$735 million – Office of Nuclear Energy – nuclear fission research and disposal (Chernobyl)
$5.2 billion – Office of Science – large particle accelerators, advance x-ray light sources, nano-science and genomics, fuels from sunlight and fuel synthesis for advanced biofuels (nuclear fusion, genomic research and soy bean oil).
$11.7 billion – National Nuclear Security Administration – maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear arsenal (LENR can be engineered to eventually replace nuclear fission)
$5.6 billion – Environmental Management – for the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from over six decades of nuclear weapons development (monies allocated to clean up the nuclear waste we produced in the first place)
The Federal Government’s announcement of a $2 billion investment in green energy projects included two companies, Solyndra and Abound Solar. They have both announced bankruptcy plans and will not be paying back any of the loans to fund solar energy development.
The ATVM Program, administered by the DOEs Loan Programs Office, has more than $16 billion in remaining loan authority to support the production of fuel-efficient, advanced technology vehicles and components in the U.S.
Basically, we are wasting vast amounts of resources on technologies and fuel sources that just can’t be fixed.
As a nation, we can fund the efforts needed to create a cleaner world or we can just sit around and complain about Man Made Climate Change, hoping that something will come along to solve the problem – it’s our choice. If we allocate and spend just several billion dollars per year on LENR research, this technology can be further developed to achieve even greater results; from research to optimization through engineering, to a global implementation.
Within the DOE's Budget, there are many areas in which we can divert funding for more substantial development, which will allow us to achieve our goal of eliminating pollution.
Having said that, there is a small ray of hope in this year’s budget; the Advanced Research Projects Agency grants for new technologies include LENR.
According to the announcement, ARPA-E will make a total of $10 million available for research through 20 awards of up to $500,000 each - LENR is within one of 20 categories. At $500,000, this will not have much of an impact. In order to make this a global reality, we need to provide at least $500 million annually, to each of the companies currently doing research and development in the area of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction technology.
This first ever direct funding invitation from the Department of Energy, marks a significant point in the field’s history. However, the relationship between the DOE/US Patent Office and the LENR community has not always been so rosy. See Pushback DOE/USPTO for more details.
LENR is clean, powerful, renewable energy. We need a concerted funding effort by our own government in order to make this a global reality.
You can make a difference
Today, social media has incredible power to effectuate change.
As a collection of concerned individuals, we have the opportunity to educate the rest of our nation and the world about a solution that will eliminate man made pollution and sustain 100% of our energy requirements.
Please, go forth and spread the word – tell two friends and they’ll tell two friends and so on and so on…
Hopefully this will create a groundswell that will convince our congressional and departmental leaders to provide more funding for further development and engineering efforts, in order to make this a reality in the near future.
One person can effectuate change – the power of many is undeniable
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