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

65 – Understanding the CO2 Issue

Through the Spacefaring Institute™, a series of five videos on the Spacefaring Institute YouTube® channel are being posted focusing on energy and environmental security explaining why the United States should undertake an orderly transition from fossil fuels to space-based solar energy. The first video, “Understanding the CO2 Issue”, addresses the environmental Continue reading 65 – Understanding the CO2 Issue

58 – Space Review series (Part 3): US Terrestrial Non-Fossil Fuel Energy vs. Space Solar Power

  On March 14, 2016, the final part of my three-part series on world environmental and US energy security was published in The Space Review. (The PDF of the article is available here.) Author’s note: How the United States responds to the twin environmental and energy security threats created by Continue reading 58 – Space Review series (Part 3): US Terrestrial Non-Fossil Fuel Energy vs. Space Solar Power

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