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The World Urgently Needs Renewable Energy

My blog is new so people are being shy about leaving public comments. But it has prompted quite a few behind-the-scenes email conversations and one particular discussion on a discussion board about my radical new boat design at www.rowingillustrated.com where I gained valuable information and will update The New Boat page accordingly. I am benefiting from the input of the people who are writing me and portions of those emails or board posts I have incorporated into blog posts on my site.

Michael in Germany sent me this link of an article posted on the Cosmos Magazine web site: The World Urgently Needs Renewable Energy

I wrote him back:

I read the article from Cosmos Magazine … every aspect of our world crises they reference is addressed by The Cosmos Global Solution. Have you had a chance to view the presentations on the Cosmos Global Solution page?



There are so many brilliant people out there who are technically adept and experts in their fields who are making things happen, but not fast enough and not on a large enough scale.

Reading that article (and the synchronicity of it being in Cosmos) made me feel like a race horse behind the starting gate with my heart pounding — waiting for the bell to ring!

I grew up an artist, a musician, a poet and a philosopher. I was never interested in mathematics or science. I have a liberal arts degree. There is no logical explanation for how, without ever being taught — I do can do anything or make anything and find solutions for things that most people think is impossible. But I can and I do.

And now I am fascinated by science and I GET it, but in a broad sense: nuts and bolts to be positioned by the nuts and bolts people.

I will explain how it came to be that I now can envision scientific solutions in a blog post I will put up soon: The Problem of Increasing Human Energy.

I am capable of delving deeply enough into the wide array of technological fields to make a strong scientific and technically detailed proposal for exactly what forms of existing technologies to use or ideas of technologies to develop, how to put them all together, how to translate the power into a single transmittable form and make reliable predictions for how much power output to expect from each Cosmos platform accounting for geographic variables.

I just don’t think there’s time for that now. Even if I could devote my full attention to it, it would still take longer than if I worked with a team of experts in every associated discipline who already know the basic and advanced principles that would take me too long to learn —  to put the million pieces of this puzzle together as fast as possible.

To reveal the Secret of what makes my contribution so invaluable is that I DON’T already know what they know. My thinking is not confined by “knowledge.”

“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge.”

Albert Einstein

Therefore, I will naively do the impossible as I do not know it is impossible.

“Start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

St. Francis of Assisi

And I have quite a knack for “solving the disadvantages of prior art” and making things SIMPLE!

I promised Michael more information about my medical device and The Cosmos and have posted pages covering many of the aspects of The Cosmos from support information that I have in a large Keynote Slideshow for making presentations in person up until now. It’s under construction. I have a lot of work cut out for me to fill in these pages and probably a dozen more with the overall plan comprised of a plethora of details, questions and ideas that currently reside in my head only.

It’s what I SAY during those presentations explaining how The Cosmos platform will work and how it catalyzes and supports an entire Global Strategy for addressing every crisis our world is facing — that is the really pertinent information. I have never written it down. As in Nature, it’s not about the “parts” but the SUM OF THE PARTS and how they all work together that makes this project so magical.

Immediately after I gave a brief presentation as a guest speaker at an “Invent Alabama” meeting, the director of the organization, also educated as an engineer emailed me:

“I knew you had talked about a big idea before, but I had no idea how big, or how realistic an idea you were talking about. It is gigantic in both scope and beauty. I am most fascinated by, and impressed with, the level of detail to which you have taken your conceptualizing. The air pistons, the biomimicry paint, the fold-up sails to compensate for conflicting wave motion on opposite leaves, the technique for addressing hurricane protection. Those all show incredible ability to understand the nature of real-world problems and challenges, and arrive at practical solutions.”

He recently wrote this succinct recommendation on LinkedIn:

“Jenifer is a remarkable individual of great vision and determination. She has an incredible capacity for learning and applying that knowledge to the problem solving skills required of inventors and entrepreneurs.” December 2, 2010

Bruce KoppenhoeferOwner, Renaissance Enterprises

I will be making some changes to The Cosmos as I get more information, ideas and technology advances … it will continue to evolve. The more time I spend with it, the more it responds like an eager child who needs attention and is so willing to please. Pretty much like me.

I give credit to some emails exchanged with a local businessman for challenging me on issues I will face with hydrogen and methanol. I was also contacted by Gary Nolan and discovered some possible pieces of the puzzle from his video: The Promise of OTEC

The matter of how to transmit energy to the shore from the platforms is still up in the air … literally. Will I make all of the energy compressed air to be sent to shore through a submerged pipeline, or will I convert it all to one current to be transmitted by wire, by microwave, by laser? So much remains to be seen. Bruce Koppenhoefer contributed to addressing that challenge. (So many ways to skin a cat!) My preference was to rediscover how Tesla sent current through the air. I just figured when the time came for it to come to me, it would come to me.

Napoleon Hill suggested I recruit Jules Verne, Albert Einstein, St. Frances and Nikola Tesla to help work out the kinks. They’re on it.

Calling All Visionaries

I recently received this email from a new supporter: Michael in Germany.

Ok now I am serious! I just checked out the Cosmos website and couldn’t let go of the idea. Can you send me some more info on that, something that doesn’t give away all the secrets, but informative enough to see how things function?

I’m glad you like what you see so far. It is only the tip of the ice-burg. I have tons of information available for anyone who will invest the time to assimilate and understand, not only about The Cosmos but about my strategy to fund it.

The only way people will know how capable I am of amassing the immense wealth necessary to fund the development of The Cosmos, is to pay attention to the information I supply so they can understand and believe in my plan.

The medical device was the first stage of my plan to generate private funding. I “bootstrapped” to bring it from a concept to being a quality product that is legally marketable. It was a daunting and nearly impossible task that I was told I would not be able to pull off by professionals in the field of consulting to help Medical Companies get through the submission process to bring their devices legally to market. Luckily, I was too naive to believe them … so I did it anyway … myself. It ultimately required that I (give up going to Costa Rica where I am halfway through declaring residency), close my existing business and educate myself in patent writing, FDA regulations and submission writing to hydraulic/structural engineering, mold making and plastic manufacture. I had nothing done for me. I was there in the trenches all the way.

I can’t do it that way anymore. It was an invaluable education that makes me all the more attractive to potential partners. Serial entrepreneurs who have already taken their knocks and still keep going are the people to take seriously. I used to be a millionaire but my resources have diminished from the protracted “bootstrapping” and the evaporation of my property equity in our economic crash. It takes money to make money. That’s why I am reaching out for capable and Visionary Partners to invest in and run my many potential income streams. I have an Empire to build … and Rome wasn’t built by one person.

I will take time today to make more information available on the website. Stay tuned.

Let’s Graph Some Alternative Fuel Scenarios

Calling All Statisticians

1. What I would like to take a closer look at is:

A. What is the pre-end-use delivery carbon-footprint of petroleum-based fuels from

• extraction of crude oil

• refining

• transporting

Including the carbon emissions of the vehicles and water crafts, gas powered equipment (i.e. fork lifts) lawn mowers and weed eaters and blowers that are used in the on site maintenance and daily running of oil refining facilities, vehicles of employees of oil refining companies, off-shore drilling, on land drilling, aircraft of oil companies, fuel expenditure in the search for new drilling sites … on and on ….

B. What is the carbon emissions from the vehicles/machinery/modes of transportation running on fossil fuel of the end users?

2. As compared to:

A. What amount of CO2 will be captured/extracted from the atmosphere when it becomes profitable to capture CO2.

• power plants / oil refining plants

• manufacturing facilities and any businesses that release high amounts of CO2

• a new industry and proliferation of CO2 extracting facilities designed to capture CO2 from the atmosphere

B. What would the carbon-footprint of local manufacture of methanol be using the same parameters as above:

• extraction of CO2 from the atmosphere

• local transport from CO2 sources to local methanol manufacturing facilities

• transport or extraction of cobalt or whatever element is used for the methanol manufacture

• transport of hydrogen in whatever form (NH3?) to local methanol manufacturing facilities

Including the carbon emissions of the vehicles and water crafts, gas powered equipment if any that is used in the support of methanol manufacturing facilities, vehicles employees of methanol manufacturing facilities, off-shore drilling, on land drilling, aircraft utilized, fuel expenditure in the search for new Cosmos sites … on and on …

C. What is the carbon emissions from the vehicles/machinery/modes of transportation running on methanol of the end users?

D. What would be the carbon emission of same running on a hybrid fuel of ammonia and methanol (if that is possible to develop).

E. As compared to skipping methanol entirely and going straight to anhydrous ammonia fuels and having nothing to do will providing incentive for CO2 capture, or for oil companies to have a reason to gradually shift to methanol manufacture as it becomes more profitable.

3. What is the life-expectancy of the 150 million light-duty vehicles in the United States alone, transport and freight vehicles and all other machinery, vehicles air and water craft presently in use that require a fuel that replaces fossil fuel without having to be altered? What is the number of light-duty vehicles, transport and freight vehicles and all other machinery, vehicles air and water craft presently in use in the rest of the world and their life-expectancies that require a fuel that replaces fossil fuel without having to be altered?

5. How much longer will such vehicles, machinery and crafts be manufactured world-wide and aproximately how many? What will their life-expectancies be and what will the attrition of the current vehicles, machinery and crafts be during that time?

6. What other alternative fuel options are being considered and what would their impact be as per the above criteria in the below proposed graph?

Let’s graph those different scenarios in a 50 year timeline and see which route of development of alternative fuels is best to reduce overall green house gases.

Anyone up for the job?