in the form of generated electrical power, motorized transport or thermal modification, has been quite the enticing Global topic . fuel source or resource control in general has been the default desire behind every land-
in the early 20th century, George Westinghouse (AC) and Thomas Edison (DC) managed double-
enter one John D. Rockefeller, freshly self-
Tarbell’s book, The History of Standard Oil, exposes JDR’s inscrupulous South Improvement Company, deceptive business combinations, untold number of broken promises-
this book was a major influence in the 1911 indictment of Standard Oil before the US Supreme Court, which ordered the dismantling of the giant as it then existed.
what resulted was several little Standard Oils, which grew to become Exxon-
Rise of the Modern Titan
what the above-
this kind of a dominant, laser focus on crushing all who stand in the way, often results in great wealth which then owns not only businesses and market-
so. today, when we take stock and see what giants loom over our most-
is best quality and overall highest benefit of today’s major products and technologies then, the reason why we have them?
it had to be asked. yet, we can all now see that most of the established products and tech in this human world is there due to the influence and control of the major business interests, for better or worse. and woe to he who wieldeth a better mousetrap…
And the Winner Is
to this day the world in general is dominated by fossil and nuclear-
thus newly spawned back in the day with influence-
the mishaps borne by those humans and the infrastructure, such as pipeline failures, explosions and open dumping of wastes, became common details in the new culture of ‘maximum profits regardless of consequence’. death, mass-
in view of the efforts by source energy advocates, the true history of global energy has therefore been the diversion away from source energy-
we have evolved from wood-
each of these methods has serious drawbacks in the form of fuel availability, cost, health hazard, or process-
renewable or source energy, in contrast has a constantly accessible supply, tends to be cleaner with less harm hazard, is simply executed with smaller infrastructure.
quite likely the most hazardous career on the Planet to engage in, is the role of INVENTOR. more would-
often, one reads of a sustainable method of coaxing electricity from the Sun, or of cheaply neutralizing radioactive waste, or of producing a continuous energy without mechanical means-
we’ve talked about the reasons for these dark ends. the story is old already. industries, call them Brand X, which have built up appreciable infrastructure and trained personnel for the support and upkeep of a dismally inefficient depletionary technology, are NOT about to sacrifice all that time, money, lifestyle, and trial-
this is not to mention Brand X investments in the lifelong thought-
then we have the industry-
Whew! maintaining record profits sure is busy work.
so truly, it matters not to Brand X, how fantastic green building or renewable energy or self-
Inventor Disclaim Notice
I therefore DELIGHT in telling you that I have never invented a thing complete; all renewable subjects introduced within these virtual volumes are mere recantings of other people's entrepreneurial seizures, told over and again, and that my neck simply is not renewable, nor worth the rope one finds in an alley.
Saving Our Sanity: Living SimPLy in Chem-
the companion blog to this, delving further into the hydrocarbon tech takeover, bad bankers, and the creation of the modern world.
The Bloodied Ascension of Public Energy No.1
the original Big Oil bad boy,
Ida M. Tarbell Henry Demarest Lloyd
The History of the Standard Oil Company Wealth Against Commonwealth (1894)