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Today is: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Founded Nov. 2005


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http://newenergycongress.org
http://Top5Energy.com
Mission Statement 
The New Energy Congress is a global association of experts who review the most promising emerging energy technologies. We publish the Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies list, taking into consideration criteria such as: availability, affordability, environmental impact, sustainability, reliability, scalability, and safety. We also facilitate their emergence into the marketplace.
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Contents

About

Latest

See Congress:Latest

Definitions

"New Energy"

We will focus on energy systems that tap into inexhaustible, ubiquitous, and clean sources of energy generation, such as solar, wind, tide, and geothermal, but also including non-conventional avenues such as zero point energy, radiant energy, cold fusion, and magnet motors. (If they do indeed prove to work as claimed.)

Purpose

The purpose of the congress is to provide quorum review of leading technology claims, to assess viability and prioritize; then facilitate advancement. Most deliberations will take place by email, privately. In-person retreats (pow wows) will also be scheduled to discuss these matters, preferably on a semiannual basis -- probably in the Fall, and in the Spring.

Let's do something meaningful toward ending the frustration that comes with all the bogus claims that float around. There just has to be legitimate science in the midst of all that noise. Together we can methodically dissect the haystacks in short order and find the needles!

By each one of us putting in a little bit, we combine into a formidable repository of wisdom. When our collective stamp of approval is on something, that will carry tremendous weight.

Physical Testing

Eventually we will have a central location with a laboratory of our own, but meanwhile, among us are those who have the tools for accurate testing of technology claims. Furthermore, as we draw from people worldwide, there is more of a chance that we can go to the inventor with a group of qualified testers nearby, for technology evaluations.

Priorities

APPROVED: The following priorities were approved by the New Energy Congress on Nov. 29, 2005.

While we will eventually review all deserving new energy device claims, from solar and wind to cold fusion and zero point energy, we will need to have priorities by which we can triage the abundance of claims and requests that are sure to be presented to us.

As a general principal, the best way to start an energy revolution is to put plans of an excellent, working device into the hands of the world population.

This list is supplemental to the criteria set forth at Congress:Technology_Criteria. This list is likely to be expanded and clarified over time.

  • Clean takes priority over polluting
  • Low environmental impact takes priority over high impact (including EMF)
  • Open-source-willing takes priority over exclusive scenarios
  • Cutting Edge takes priority over already-established technologies
  • Simple takes priority over complex.
  • Ubiquitous materials takes priority over rare
  • Home generator scale takes priority over grid scale
  • Portability takes priority over fixed position, other things being the same
  • Not-yet-funded, or woefully inadequately funded takes priority over adequately- or better-funded technologies
  • Well-developed prototypes take precedent over nominally-developed prototypes, other things being the same.

Database

In the process of reviewing the technologies, we will be compiling an extensive database of claims. This will be of very high value, and can be a source of revenue to help cover expenses and possibly even provide a stipend for congress members.

See

  • Congress:IT:Blueprint - For designing the programming needs for the receiving of technology review requests, screening those, and then honing in on a few technologies in detail.

Reporting

This PESWiki website often reflect the brain trust input from the NEC in deciding which technologies to feature. We are also anticipating publication of an annual book featuring the Top 100.

Membership

If you wish to become a member of this Congress, click here. See also: Congress:What Membership Entails.

Members

See Congress:Members

Members include
(Alphabetic sequence by last name)
Hal Ade, Adrian Akau, Sterling D. Allan, J. David Baxter, Charles Bensinger, Jonathan Bonanno, Joel Garbon, Richard P. George, Francis Giroux, Sepp Hasslberger, Troy Helming, Robert Indech, Stephen Kaplan, Eric Krieg, Dr. Mathew P. Mathai, Robert A. Nelson, Paul Noel, Leslie R. Pastor, Paul Price, Ken Rasmussen, Ken Rauen, Michael Riversong, Tai Robinson, Demetrius Ross, Noah Seidman, Terry Sisson, Ian Soutar, Andrew Ferrand Stobart, Nicholas Testad, Vladi S. Travkin, Renrick A. Tulloch, Gary Vesperman, Gary Voss.
And Advisors.

Membership Criteria

APPROVED: The following list was approved by the New Energy Congress on Nov. 3, 2005.

  • Experience in the field
  • Generally respected in the field
  • Service oriented -- in it for mankind
  • Open to input from others
  • Not one-track-minded on one device or area
  • Healthy skepticism
  • Open minded to new modalities
  • Well connected to those in the energy field
  • Vested interest in a particular technology does not disqualify one from being able to serve in this congress, nor for advising on that particular technology. However, such vested interests must be disclosed.

See also: Congress:Tasks

Not a Sinecure

(do not modify this section)

Several of the members are extremely busy, and most of the members will have cycles of extreme preoccupation with other matters that require their immediate attention. While this is permitted, it is understood by the Congress members that they will give the Congress the attention they can give it, to the best of their ability. There are minimum activity requirements for maintained membership in the Congress. It is not a sinecure.

NOT:
sinecure (SY-nih-kyur; SIN-ih-) noun: An office or position that requires or involves little or no responsibility, work, or active service. (Dictionary.com)

Membership Application

Dues

Presently there are no dues. NEC is primarily made up of volunteers. Expenses are being covered by PES Network, Inc..

Discussion lists

Required List

All Congress members should be subscribed to these:

  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NE_Congress - Main newsletter. Private. Membership approval required. Expected volume: 1 message/day or less. "web only" option not recommended unless you are good at checking online regularly. This is one you will want to recieve direct into your main email box.
  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEC-Forum/ - Membership approval required. A private, non-moderated discussion list for general discussion regarding New Energy Congress matters. This forum is for talking about the idea of the congress, and other administrative/housekeeping matters. For example, the criterion by which technologies will be judged would be a good discussion topic. The question of intellectual protection would also be appropriate, as would the pros and cons of open sourcing in general. General strategy discussions would likewise be germane.
  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEC-TechRev - Membership approval required. Private, non-moderated discussion of technologies under review. Because this is a non-moderated, high volume list, you might want to have your settings to digest or email only. But each member needs to be able to access the archives.

Committee Lists

Each committee may have a discussion list for committee matters and issues specific to the committee. Members should be subscribed to their primary committee.

See Committees page for links to Committee discussion lists.

Specific Technology Lists

Each of the key technologies under consideration (must have a verified, working prototype or substantially reliable claim to a working prototype) will have a discussion list specific to it. The naming of the groups should be someone standardized to make recollection easier.

e.g. a discussion group to review Tom Bearden's MEG would be named http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEC_MEG

The preface for each list, therefore, will be "http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEC_"

Committees

Each member will serve on at least one committee in which he/she excels.

See Congress:Committees

Representation

  • No one company or association shall have more than 10% representation in the membership unless that company or association has no direct benefit from sales or promotion of energy technology, other than increased traffic and reputation.
  • The representation composition shall be made public, along with pertinent statistics (e.g. x% from U.S., y% from w company.)
  • No one genre of new energy (e.g. wind, solar, cold fusion) shall have 25% or more representation, determined by the member's naming a genre of primary interest or focus.
  • Ideally, all genres shall be represented by at least one person who names that genre as their primary interest or focus.

Rules of Conduct

Members' Rules of Conduct and Requirements

  • Deliberations between members regarding technologies shall remain private except those portions that are already public by proper consent, or when proper consent is given.
  • Each member will serve on at least one committee in which he/she excels.
  • A member must disclose if they have any financial interest in a given company/technology, and must recuse themselves from participating in voting, though they may provide input.
  • Never at any time should a member violate any non-disclosures they have signed pertaining to a technology in discussion.
  • A member must disclose any gifts or financial benefits they may have received from a company/technology being considered. Such disclosure should include any possible future gifts or financial benefits.
  • Members should participate in the final voting process at least once a year.
  • Members should attend a retreat at least once every other year (four opportunities).

Congress Advisors' Rules of Conduct

  • Same as Members' Rules of Conduct, except they will not participate in voting, or be required to attend the retreats.

Other matters of business

In addition to reviewing technologies, the congress might address other matters as a decision-making body:

  • Technology criterion and weighing factors
  • By-laws for the congress
  • Member and advisor approvals
  • Administrative appointments
  • Administrative matters (such as website and database hosting particulars and security)
  • Event venue selection
  • Cost for basic and premium reports
  • General guidelines for what constitutes "free", "basic", and "premium" content
  • Determine stipend level
  • Legal matters
  • Public declarations
  • Other energy field matters as appropriate

Other Roles

In addition to this technology review function, members could also be involved in

  • Peer review of papers for publication (ergo PeerPedia)
  • Advisory roles for germane companies

Technology

Top 100

  • Top 100 Technologies - A working draft document, listing the top 100 clean energy technologies. You need not be a member of the Congress to participate in populating and sequencing this document.

List of Contending Technology Genres

A non-comprehensive listing, in alphabetical sequence. Not all these qualify as "new energy" per the definition above, but to the extent that they move society profoundly away from reliance on fossil fuels and other polluting, non-renewable energy dependencies, they will be considered for review and ranking.

Batteries • Betavoltaic • BioElectricity • BioDiesel • Biomass • Brown's Gas • Carburetor Add-ons • Casimer effect • Centrifugal • Cold electricity • Cold Fusion • Compressed Air • Electrochemistry • Electromagnetic • Ethanol • Fuel Cell • Fuel Additives • Fusion, Hot • GeoBioreactors • Geothermal • Gravity Motors • H from Water • Human Powered • Hydro-magnetic dynamo • Hydroelectric • Hydrinos • Hydrogen • Joe Cells • Lightning • Low-temperature phase change • Magnet Motors • Metamatter • Nanotechnology • Negative resistance • Neutrino voltaics • Noble gas plasma engine • Nuclear • Power Factor Correction • Pipe Pressure • River • Solar • Solid State Generator • Sonofusion • Stirling Engines • Tesla Turbines • Thermo Electric • Tidal • Vortex energy • Waste to Energy • Wave • Wind • Zero Point Energy

Technology Criteria

These criteria will be prioritized and weighed. All qualifying technologies will be considered for review. A petitioning process will be available for technologies.

See: Technology Criteria page where this listing will be fleshed out.

  • Non-encumbrance (does not impinge on prior art claims)
  • Sustainability (non-depleting energy source)
  • Prototype status (how far along? how many?)
  • Data?
  • Number of independent replications
  • Efficiency of power generation
  • Present stage of development
  • Open-Source willing? (What do you mean, "willing"? What is the alternative? Where has the profit model worked with FE devices? Since energy is the basis of money, an FE machine wipes out the scarcity-economy wherever it operates.)
  • Closeness to Market
  • Company Viability (Do they have what it takes to take the technology the distance?)
    • Experience in the field
    • Integrity
    • Business plan feasibility
    • Team compatibility
    • Personnel talent
    • Greed factor
  • Market Feasibility
    • Energy source availability (24/7/365) [e.g. solar and wind are transient]
    • Cost (cents/kw-h, taking the following into consideration)
    • Size/footprint per kw
    • Applicability
    • Scalability
    • Simplicity--low number of parts, high percentage off the shelf parts
    • Safety of the device (does it emit EMF, radiation, could it explode?, could it be modified into a weapon of mass destruction?)
    • Environmental effects (does it present mechanical or explosive hazard; does it emit heat, magnetic fields, etc.)
    • Copaceticity (Has beneficial or neutral effect on infinite energy field/zero-point dimension, to avoid repetition of terrestrial environmental catastrophies on quantum level)
    • Production of scale (low and high feasible)
    • Availability of materials
    • Ease of Installation
    • Ease of use and maintenance
    • Reliability
    • Serviceability
    • Customer Satisfaction
  • etc.

Technologies in a given class will generally be measured against other technologies of that class, though an overall ranking will also be provided regardless of class.

We will focus on giving exposure to companies and technologies that are up-and-coming, to foster emergence of new energy modalities of merit. For technologies already in the marketplace, we will serve as a professional review for consumer's benefit.

Technology Review Process

Submitted technologies and promising technologies that otherwise come to the attention of NEC members are usually first passed by the Technology Screening committee to see if they should be presented to the NEC body for voting. Presently, a simple poll is created for that technology which asks where the technology ranks:

  • Not Top 100
  • Top 2
  • Top 5
  • Top 10
  • Top 20
  • Top 50
  • Top 100
  • Abstain
  • Not enough info
  • Recuse

These results are then tallied on a regular basis to update the Template:Congress:Top 100 Technologies -- RD listing.

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Reports

See: Congress:Reports

Company Input

The named company or inventor will have opportunity to provide a statement in response to the review of their technology/product.

Pricing Structure

NOTE: These are preliminary. proposed pricings and are subject to change by the NEC.

Free 
Thumbnail sketch available for free for everyone. Might not include some companies/technologies that are not yet intended to be public knowledge. The expected market for this will be general research by the lay public.
Basic 
Report highlights. Fairly simple report. Might not include some companies/technologies that are not yet to be public knowledge. Projected cost: US$50 per person. The expected market will be casual investors, energy enthusiasts, and inventors.
Premium 
License to the full report. Signature required to keep certain company's information private. Projected cost US$1,000 per person, with groups discounts for multiple copies. Non-profit discount for energy organizations: US$250.00. The expected market will be high-level investors, major non-profit energy organizations, government.

Revenue Dispersal

Revenues will go toward covering expenses of those members and advisors providing peer review as well as the administration of the process and preparing of the reports. Stipends, as agreed upon, may also be disbursed to participating members. Excess proceeds beyond that will go toward grants of deserving technologies agreed upon by the members.

Expenses will include:

  • venue
  • travel to retreats
  • retreat lodging and transportation

When revenue is not adequate to meet expenses, the expenses will be paid by a percentage (e.g. 50% travel covered)

Schedule

Present Disposition

Currently launching this congress (not that this is the first time anyone has had an idea along these lines).

Upcoming Retreats

Places and times to be announced.

Proposed:

  • Fall 2008, London
  • Spring 2009, Detroit
  • Fall 2009, Mexico City
  • Spring 2010, Miami
  • Fall 2010, Munich
  • Spring 2011, Houston
  • Fall 2011, Melbourn

Venue locations will be rotated to be within proportional proximity of members. If you are a member, and one of the above locations is within ~2000 miles of where you live, feel free to change the capital location to one closer to you.

Past:

  • July 2006, Salt Lake City
  • Sept 2006, Washington, D.C.
  • Spring 2007, Nashville
  • Fall 2007, Toronto
  • Spring 2008, California

Deadlines

Submissions, first screening, second screening, post-retreat review, final approval of report.

History

See: Congress:Latest

  • Name changed from "Free Energy Congress" to "New Energy Congress", effective Oct. 15, 2005
  • New Energy Congress founded Sept. 27, 2005, as "Free Energy Congress" by Sterling D. Allan of PES Network Inc.

Technicalities

Payment to Members

We are working on getting some funding to cover travel and other expenses for this first retreat. However, you will need to be prepared to cover these largely from your own pocket.

Page Editing and Administration

This project is being hosted at PESWiki.com, which is a publicly editable website. New sub-pages should be named as followed: "http://peswiki.com/energy/Congress:NAMEOFPAGE" (note placement of colon) and then linked from this home page. Sub-sub-pages should be named "http://peswiki.com/energy/Congress:sub-page:sub-sub-page" with a link to it from the appropriate sub-page. Sub pages should link back to this main congress page as well as to any related pages. There are help and formatting tips pages for your assistance.

Contacts

See also Congress:Members

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See also

- New Energy Congress main page
- PESWiki home page

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