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Science : No single or combination of alternative energy resources can replace fossil fuels

Preface. Even though this research was from 2002, it is still true today.   There simply are no replacements for the fossil fuels that power our civilization.  If only scientists could violate the laws of thermodynamics and physics. Even if there … Continue reading

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Fusion is the only possible way to replace fossil fuels. So how is ITER doing?

Preface. This website, and my book, When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the future of transportation, and Martin Hoffert, et al in the 2002 Advanced Technology Paths to Global Climate Stability: Energy for a Greenhouse Planet, Science. Vol 298 argue … Continue reading

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BBC: Fusion energy pushed back beyond 2050

Cartlidge, E. July 11, 2017. Fusion energy pushed back beyond 2050. BBC. We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced. A new version of a European … Continue reading

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ITER’s fusion fiasco makes it hard to develop alternative fusion projects

Nature Editorial: Fusion furore. Soaring construction costs for ITER are jeopardizing alternative fusion projects. 23 July 2014. Nature #511: 383-384. Fusion energy promises to combine the benefits of renewable resources — clean, carbon-free electric power — with the best qualities … Continue reading

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Why fusion power is still 30 years away — if ever

Fusion is not likely to work out, yet it is the only possible energy source that could replace fossil fuels (see Science : No single or combination of alternative energy resources can replace fossil fuels). Ugo Bardi (2014), in his … Continue reading

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