Universal Energy is a book that discusses how we can solve resource scarcity and climate change. It outlines blueprints for how we can take the best energy technologies available and design them to work together from the ground-up, allowing us to generate immense, green energy at low cost. This makes it possible to synthetically produce unlimited critical resources, solving the problems of our time while building our civilization to greater heights.
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter with a half-million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."
Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953.
- ForewordWhy We Fight
- Preface Our Future, Bright and Hopeful
- Chapter 1Mindset
- Chapter 2Thorium Power
- Chapter 3Solar Roads
- Chapter 4Water and Hydrogen
- Chapter 5The National Aqueduct
- Chapter 6The World's Largest Battery
- Chapter 7Everybody Eats
- Chapter 8Materials and Recycling
- Chapter 9The End of Resource Scarcity
- Chapter 10Advanced Infrastructure
- Chapter 11A Future Worth Having
- AppendixThe Coming Resource Crisis
- AppendixUniversal Energy Cost Estimate
- AppendixSolar Road Panel Pricing
- AppendixRTT Road Cost Assessment
- AppendixSource + Citation Policy
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