The world won’t ever find a permanent, sustainable solution to the problems with carbon emissions if they accept the idea that we have already found the solution. All the solutions we have today only mitigate the problem and include the premise that we use too much energy. The solution we need to continue to look for will work better than fossil fuel in every comparison category. It needs to be cheaper, more reliable, more portable and more scalable than fossil fuel with zero emissions at the tailpipe or at any point in its creation. The better solution won’t contain the premise that mandates us to use less, to sacrifice or cut back on usage. Instead, a better solution will allow for an increase and expansion of energy consumption. An abundance of zero emission, green energy will enable industrialized nations to expand their economies and will enable hundreds of millions to increase their lifestyle with access to energy for the first time. When a proposed solution has the potential to so positively disrupt the current status quo, it is something that should be looked at. If a technology can do this, its acceptance by the market will be swift without the need for incentives, subsidies or any artificial interference.
I realize that it takes an investment of time to properly evaluate any inventor’s claims. Time is of course money. However, even it takes 10,000 attempts, the effort is not a failure if one way that will work is discovered. As Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
The opportunity exists for a high-net worth visionary to discover the solution that will eliminate carbon emissions completely. This visionary could form a group of critical thinking gatekeepers who embrace concepts that question our basic assumptions of how and why we create, distribute and consume energy, who won’t let their education, pride or ego prevent them from being open to new ideas. Then when an idea with potential is discovered, this visionary will have the opportunity to change the world. Until someone is willing to look at 10,000 or more ideas that don’t work… we will likely never discover the one(s) that will.
Are there diamonds in-the-rough out there? I can’t vouch for anyone else’s technology but I personally know that Independent Energy’s would be easy to evaluate and does have the potential to change everything. It is a diamond in-the-rough, potentially the gem that with a little polish, will improve the lives of billions.