68 – Understanding Why Wind and Ground Solar Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

America faces two critical challenges this century. The first is responding to the uncertainty that the abnormally high and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level will have detrimental environmental consequences for human civilization. The second is replacing the diminishing U.S. technically recoverable fossil fuel endowment with new non-fossil fuel energy Continue reading 68 – Understanding Why Wind and Ground Solar Energy Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

67 – Understanding Why Nuclear Power Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

  America faces two critical challenges this century. The first is responding to the uncertainty that the abnormally high and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) level will have detrimental environmental consequences for human civilization. The second is replacing the diminishing U.S. technically recoverable fossil fuel endowment with new non-fossil fuel Continue reading 67 – Understanding Why Nuclear Power Cannot Replace Fossil Fuels

55 – Becoming Spacefaring: America’s Path Forward in Space (Revised)

  In 2014, I wrote an update to the my 2008 paper, The End of Easy Energy and What to Do About It. The 2014 paper, The American Energy Security Crisis Solution—Space Solar Power, was published in the Spring, 2014, edition of the online Journal of Space Philosophy. In 2015, Continue reading 55 – Becoming Spacefaring: America’s Path Forward in Space (Revised)

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

46 – Let’s make 2016 a very important year for America’s spacefaring future

In 2008, I wrote a Spacefaring America blog entry focusing on the upcoming presidential elections. Barack Obama won that election and, as is now very clear, his administration had absolutely no interest in America’s space program. As our elected president, his prerogative was to do what he wished within the Continue reading 46 – Let’s make 2016 a very important year for America’s spacefaring future