54 – United Launch Alliance (ULA) sees commercial future for space solar power

American aerospace companies now recognize the potential $ trillion market in providing commercial spacefaring logistics services throughout the Earth-Moon system. This 7-minute video by ULA outlines some of their ideas. Mike Snead

53 – US energy security was (again) ignored in the State of the Union address

(From my LinkedIn posting of January 14, 2016) From President Obama’s State of the Union (2016) address: Listen, seven years ago, we made the single biggest investment in clean energy in our history. Here are the results. In fields from Iowa to Texas, wind power is now cheaper than dirtier, Continue reading 53 – US energy security was (again) ignored in the State of the Union address

52 – Abstract of The American Energy Security Crisis Solution—Space Solar Power (2014)

Figure 30 – Comparison of total space power receiver land area with ground solar and wind

In 2008, partially inspired by the 2007 remarks of Dr. John Mankins on the world’s growing energy crisis, I published a paper with my take on this very important issue. This was “The End of Easy Energy and What to Do About It“. With the election of Barrack Obama in Continue reading 52 – Abstract of The American Energy Security Crisis Solution—Space Solar Power (2014)

51 – Response to Bill Gate’s blog comments on the need for “clean-energy innovation”

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The following is a letter to the editor of the Journal of Space Philosophy, Fall, 2015. Energetics By Mike Snead, November 16, 2015 Dear Editor, The Atlantic recently published an interview with Bill Gates under the title “We Need an Energy Miracle.” Gates publishes his own blog on topics of Continue reading 51 – Response to Bill Gate’s blog comments on the need for “clean-energy innovation”

50 – Executive Summary: The End of Easy Energy and What to Do About It (2008)

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In 2007 I participated in an informal, unclassified study of space solar power sponsored by the US Department of Defense. My area of focus was the enabling spacefaring logistics infrastructure. At the conclusion of the study, a conference was held to present the findings. Dr. John Mankins, an American leader Continue reading 50 – Executive Summary: The End of Easy Energy and What to Do About It (2008)