Thank you for your newsletter (last, http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2013/20130107_GalileoFireflies.pdf.) The story about WakaWaka is inspiring. It wouldn't hurt if we gave a WakaWaka to every school-child in the world and turned off all the lights! Meanwhile, I am ramping up a marketing effort to get EGS on the federal policy agenda. Switching to WakaWaka from the kerosene lantern is a great metaphor for switching to EGS from commodity burning to generate base-load regional electricity!
To give us light, those kerosene lanterns required a whole
GHG-spewing, addictive supply chain that grandpa tended to
forget about or ignore -- drill, refine, store, transport,
store, divide, retail, deliver -- because it seemed the most
productive solution to his need. Every time it ran out of kerosene, grandpa paid
real money embedded with profit to a capitalist for some more. Remember the smell and smoke (GHGs)? The Commodities Industrial Complex was already in
place to serve and profit from him as it does much more
insidiously and profitably from us, here in the office
electrified with commodities & their GHGs, all warm and
cozy, lit up while we drive our computer and internet.
EGS, like WakaWaka, once manufactured, installed and "connected"
to an unlimited, GHG-free energy supply (within 10 miles of everywhere on earth), could
light the night forever.
Below is a copy of a recent email regarding EGS I wrote last
evening to a former neighbor, recently appointed District Leader
for Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney. With the help of Congress,
NY and the DOE, I believe we could start Project Hades sooner
rather than later. Maybe within the length of time we replaced
steam with diesel, we could generate all our electricity
[see below ]