Re: Government hinders solar power

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Thu Jan 18 2001 - 21:41:35 MST wrote:

> In a message dated 1/18/2001 2:53:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> << About the microwaves, there would be two satellites, one around the moon
> and
> one around the earth. When they have line of sight, the power is beamed from
> the moon to the satellite, where it is reflected to the Earth satellite, and
> from there to the ground. There could be more satellites. >>
> The DOE has spent billions over the last 20 years, but has contributed zero
> to successful, energy technologies. I believe that solar technology and other
> energy technologies are slamming hard into the marketplace and finding to
> egress, on which to develop. Maybe that is necessary, because, perhaps what
> Freeman Dyson had to say "if a technology cannot be permitted to fail, then
> it will fail", is apt. Fuel Cells looks to be the closest to success,
> technology, as far as becomming 'real".

The DOE mostly has involvements with security, politics, budgets, research, and
regulations. The budgets are paid to the contractors which operate the DOE
facilities. The regulations are many and varied, and mostly there for a good

Market pressure will always provide some outlet for demand regardless of price


Ross Andrew Finlayson
Finlayson Consulting
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"The best mathematician in the world is Maplev in Ontario."  - Pertti L.

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