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Todays World and Heat Engines: A Choice Between Two Evils!

Pollution vs Stagnation!

Using Heat Engines We can choose to restructure our society and move people in trains and buses rather than cars. But there is a limit. In the end it boils down to a choice between more people, more growth, more GNP more CO2, more pollution, more cancer, more asthma, more deaths, and more heat into the environment, versus unemployment and economic stagnation. All the proposed solutions are based on false economics and Government subsidies i.e. taxing Peter to pay Paul. None of these plans will counter or even slow Man's heating of the environment. Once this develops, our vaulted politicians who today tout their knee jerk green plans will be tarred and feathered and ran out of the country.

The Economics of The Cold Engine.

The Cold Engine Advantage

Capital Cost Recovery in Years

          Coal                            40 t0 50

          Nuclear                       80 to 100

          Wind                           18 to 20

          Cold Engine              2

Build Time    in years

          Coal                            10 to 15

          Nuclear                       10 t0 20

          Wind                           1.5 to 2

          Cold Engine              1

Availability of Fuel

       Coal                Coal & mine needed

       Nuclear           Ore & mine needed

       Wind                   UNRELIABLE

       Cold Engine     24 / 7 everywhere

Fuel Costs

          Coal                            Very High

          Nuclear                       Very High

          Wind                           None

          Cold Engine              None

Maintenance Costs

          Coal                            Very High

          Nuclear                       High

          Wind                           Very High

          Cold Engine              Small

On Site Staffing Costs

          Coal                            Very High

          Nuclear                       Very High

          Wind                           None

          Cold Engine              None

Reliability and Down Time

          Coal                            down 4 weeks

          Nuclear                       down 4 weeks

          Wind                        intermittent

          Cold Engine              no shutdown

Plant location

       Coal                        water & mine     

       Nuclear                       water & isolated

       Wind                            wind & isolated

       Cold Engine              in city

The New Electrical Power Industry

  • Producers
  • Grid ( distributers )
  • Consumers ( cities, towns, villages )
  • Electricity Price is market driven

Now by Law the Grid has to purchase electricity from small generating power plants .

  • No Marketing costs
  • One cheque from the Grid monthly
  • Can sell to cities to save grid fees

Build Time & Economics

Cold Engine power plants can be built in one year without Government Subsidies. Consider the power shortage in Japan, the Cold engine is the only economical and timely means of resolving this crisis. In Japan the market is huge. In Canada and the US the cold engine is the most economical and profitable means of generating electricity.

This in NOT a solicitation. All details of the offering are contained in the Private Offering Memorandum. This web page is not to be construed as containing sufficient details to invest. For the sufficient information to make an investment decision or representation of this investment opportunity please contact David for a copy of the private offering memorandum.

High Voltage Grid

          Coal                            Needs grid      

          Nuclear                       Needs grid

          Wind                           Needs grid

          Cold Engine              no grid

Plant Mobility Is it mobile?

          Coal                           Fixed

          Nuclear                       Fixed;  

          Wind                           Fixed  

          Cold Engine              Mobile

The World is about to experience a new Industrial Revolution. A NEW way of Generating Power without people poisoning people and the ecosystem, ALL for the sake of Abundant but DEADLY Power.

A whole NEW AGE of People living in harmony with people and the ecosystem.

A few details from the US Department of Energy Report on the Coal and Gas Power Plants.

The US department of Energy, recognizing that ALL power plants were Government subsidized, undertook a study to determine the real cost of producing electricity. One study dealt with coal and natural gas. The study was undertaken by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. This study was completed in 2011 but used data and costs from 2007.

In 2008 the Capital Cost of ALL major construction projects WORLD WIDE jumped 30%.

The study is entitled "COST AND PERFORMANCE BASELINE FOR FOSSIL ENERGY PLANTS VOLUME 3 EXECUTIVE SUMMERY ... ". The power plants were in Montana and Wyoming. In 2007, electricity was being bought in Alberta by the Grid for $0.07 k Watt -hour. The DOE study analyzed 24 coal power plants and 4 natural gas power plants.

The cost of electricity or COE from the 24 coal plants were as follows.

Cost of Electricity ( COAL ) US DOE Study

  • Six 6 to 7 cents a kW hour.
  • Two 7 to 8 cents kW hour.
  • Four 8 to 9 cent a kW hour.
  • Four 10 to 11 cent a kW hour.
  • Five 11 to 12 cents a kW hour
  • Three 12 + cent a kW hour.

Only six of the 24 coal power plants could sell electricity at 7 cents a kW hour in 2007 and would break even or make a very, very small profit. If these plants were NOT subsidized and were privately funded, 18 coal fired power plants would be running at a loss for their entire life.

Fuel costs for coal are 12% to 15% of the selling price of electricity.

Cost of Electricity Natural Gas

Of the four natural gas power plants DOE studied, two had a COE of 6.6 cents a kW- hour and two were at 9.5 cents a kW- hour. The cost of fuel was 4.8 and 5.6 cents a Kw hour. Fuel costs alone for natural gas vary between 68% to 80% of the selling price of electricity. In 2007 only two of the four natural gas power plants would have broken even. Two of the gas power plants would have made 2.5 cents a kW hour.

A gas fired power plant is a very iffy investment. If the project comes in over budget, the plant is doomed to forever run at a loss to simply recoup some of the capital investment and hope the economics will improve.

Even if the project comes in under budget, a sudden rise in the price of natural gas will turn a very small profit venture into a huge money losing pit. The plant would have to be shut down until the price of gas dropped sufficiently to make the plant profitable. In fact this HAS happen in Edmonton. In the 1960's a gas fired power plant in Edmonton was shut down and never reopened for this very reason.

Future Cost of Electricity?

  • Given Escalating Construction Costs.
  • Given Escalating Fuel Costs.
  • Coal & Natural Gas will only be Profitable if Heavily Subsidized.
  • If NO subsidy the price of electricity must raise to over $0.17 per kW-hr for Coal & Natural Gas to be profitable.
  • Subsidizing electricity costs WILL please big BUSINESS.
  • In the END the taxpayer pays the subsidy.

This makes the Cold Engine the ONLY Economically Viable FUTURE Power Source that does NOT require a Government Subsidy.