May 14, 1998
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JOURNAL OF NEW ENERGY
Volume 2, Number 1
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For this first issue of volume 2 of the Journal of New Energy, it is appropriate to look at the need for new energy sources. (Our data sources are the the monthly newsletter published by Gordon Moody of the World Energy Group, Global Energy Outlook and The Economist.)
The Oil Demand and Supply
As we all know, the people in the United States are the biggest consumers of the world energy as shown in Fig. 1. In 1992, the U.S. consumed 17.03 million barrels of oil per day which is about one-fourth of the total world oil production. Fig. 2 shows the oil consumption figures on a per-capita basis. Here again the U.S. leads the world with 23.8 barrels of oil per person per year (1992 figures). Japan is not far behind with 15.9 barrels per year of oil consumed per person. The per capita consumption in India is about 0.5 barrels of oil and China with about 0.8 barrels per person per year. With the huge population in China and India who are expected to increase their oil demand by about five percent per year, the world that had plentiful oil stocks may soon find that demand greatly outstrips available supply.
Another way to look at the oil problem is provided in Fig. 3. This chart shows the number of oil fields discovered each year where the field capacity is greater than 500 million barrels. We added a five-year moving average to the data from The Economist. The largest number of giant oil fields found in one year was in 1961 when 14 new giant fields were discovered. The moving average of giant fields peaked in the mid 1960s and has been averaging none or one per year during all of the 1990s. This is fairly good statistical evidence that the days of plentiful oil are numbered. Our readers can hope that the coming reduction in the amount of oil burning will help reduce the world's level of air and water pollution.
The New Energy Supply
We do not need to address the demand we are reasonably good at using all the energy we can get, if the price is low enough. The New Energy Supply is just now becoming commercially acceptable. (Note: the phrase is acceptable not available.) As we go to press there are only a few new energy devices that are commercially available (such as the Griggs Hydrosonic PumpTM). There are a few more that are in process of becoming commercial such as the Patterson Power CellTM; the independently-proven system from BlackLight Power Inc. of Malvern, Pennsylvania (Dr. Randell Mills' invention); and some planned (soon to be announced) commercial developments from several other companies, such as Jet Energy Technology in Massachusetts, Labofex in Canada, Morning Star in Ohio, and Fusion Information Center in Utah.
We may be reminded that coal is a part of our energy supply mix and that we have enough coal to last us through the next century. Unfortunately, to build a modern coal-fired power plant to produce electrical energy and meet all of the anti-pollution requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase the cost of electrical power (to as high as 40 cents per kWhr, according to one estimate). Therefore, almost no new coal-fired power plants are under construction in the U.S. However, over twenty such power plants are being planned or are under construction in China with huge amounts of pollution to be produced.
Nuclear power plants are notorious for producing long-term (up to 10,000 years) high-level radioactive wastes. Therefore, there are more nuclear power plants being dismantled in the U.S. than being planned. Fusion power from the highly expensive (and environmentally unsound) hot fusion power plants are not to be expected to be in operation for at least twenty years, if ever. However, Nature's micro-mini Tokamak, the high-density charge cluster appears ready to emerge onto the new energy stage and take a few bows.
Coming soon to the new-energy pre-commercial stage are the works of Neal and Gleeson in Ohio (radioactive reduction and excess thermal energy), the low-pressure work of Kenneth Shoulders, and the Fox-Jin-Bhadkamkar-Bass developments from Utah. By the end of 1987 you will probably be able to buy new-energy devices (at least to the stage of laboratory testing devices) from BlackLight Power, Jet Technology, Hydro Dynamics, CETI, Morning Star, Fusion Information Center, and probably from companies that we haven't hear of as yet.
Criteria for selection of papers for publication.
The peer-review process is useful to maintain the quality of published papers. Authors have the opportunity to answer appropriate questions and improve their papers. Because one of the major essences of science is to progressively improve scientific models, there is no value in using the peer-review system to perpetuate outmoded models. Therefore, this journal will err on the side of presenting challenging new information rather than to err on the side of maintaining current scientific dogma. In addition, the editor and publisher may choose to print a paper to elicit discussion. Such papers may or may not be peer-reviewed. Papers that are not peer reviewed will be clearly marked as Editor's choice. We encourage professional criticism of any papers published by writing letters to the editor.
Hal Fox, Editor.
JOURNAL OF NEW ENERGY
Volume 2, Number 1, Spring 1997
Page 6 POSSIBILITY FOR SPECIAL RELATIVITY TO BE EXTENDED FOR v > c RELATED WITH VACUUM ENERGY Petar K. Anastasovski 27 DEUTERIUM NUCLEAR REACTION PROCESS WITHIN SOLID Yoshiaki Arata, M.J.A., Yue-Chang Zhang 37 ELECTRON CLUSTERS - POSSIBLE DEUTERIUM FUSION CATALYZERS Dan Chicea 44 GENERATION OF FREE MOMENTUM AND FREE ENERGY BY THE HELP OF CENTRIFUGAL FORCES Stefan Marinov 60 EXPLANATIONS FOR SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REPORTS OF EXCESS HEAT IN SOLID STATE FUSION EXPERIMENTS Mitchell R. Swartz 66 IN SEARCH OF A SINGLE PHOTON Norman Silliman 69 NOVEL ELECTROMAGNETIC CONCEPTS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR NEW PHYSICS PARADIGMS AND ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Don Reed 74 EINSTEIN'S MASS DILATION AS AETHER DRAG Chuck Bennett 77 THE FUNDAMENTAL FAULT WITH SPECIAL RELATIVITY Robert L. Henderson 82 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Harold Aspden, "The New Energy Spectrum" Henry P. Dart, "Do Photons Lose Energy Spontaneously in the Form of Small Massive Particles?" Anon., "Aplolgies to Dr. Bockris" John O'M. Bockris, Request for clarification on Matsumoto paper, Takaaki Matsumoto, Response. 87 FUSION FACTS ABSTRACTS 96 CONTENTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NEW IDEAS IN NATURAL SCIENCES, St.-Petersburg, Russia, June 1996 Selected Abstracts 105 BOOK REVIEWS by Alvin Miller Aether Science Papers, by Harold Aspden; Quantum Relativity: A synthesis of the Ideas of Einstein & Heisenberg, by David Finkelstein
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