69 – Space Review article: A Trump Administration path to advance commercial space solar power

On December 12, 2016, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF of the article is here.) Author’s note: This article mostly recapped comments that I made in articles published earlier in 2016 at The Space Review. The political, economic, and energy security potential of space-based sustainable energy Continue reading 69 – Space Review article: A Trump Administration path to advance commercial space solar power

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

66 – Understanding America’s Energy Security Challenge

  Fossil fuels now provide about 80 percent of the energy Americans use. While everyone understands that these are non-renewable energy sources, Americans act as if they were. The reality is that America’s remaining technically recoverable oil, natural gas, and coal endowment is finite. As America achieves energy independence and Continue reading 66 – Understanding America’s Energy Security Challenge

60 – Space Review article: Federal Legislation to Jumpstart Space Solar Power

On April 4, 2016, this article was published in The Space Review. (A PDF version of the article is here.) The United States is transitioning from a primary reliance on fossil fuels to greater use of sustainable natural and nuclear energy sources. There are two reasons for this transition. The Continue reading 60 – Space Review article: Federal Legislation to Jumpstart Space Solar Power

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