Free energy suppression conspiracy theory
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2013)|
Free energy suppression (sometimes new energy suppression) is a conspiracy theory claiming that technologically viable, pollution-free, no-cost energy sources are being suppressed by governments, corporations, or advocacy groups. The type of devices that are allegedly suppressed include perpetual motion machines, cold fusion generators, torus-based generators, reverse-engineered extraterrestrial technology and other generally unproven or pseudo-scientific, low-cost energy sources.
The alleged suppression (or weakening) is claimed to have occurred since the mid-19th century and perpetrated by various government agencies, corporate powers, special interest groups, and fraudulent inventors.[unreliable source?] The special interest groups are usually claimed to be associated with the fossil fuel or nuclear industry, whose business model would be threatened.
Current claims of suppression
Claims of suppression include:
- The claim that the scientific community has controlled and suppressed research into alternative avenues of energy generation via the institutions of peer review and academic pressure. 
- The claim that devices exist which are capable of extracting significant and usable power from pre-existing unconventional energy reservoirs, such as the quantum vacuum zero point energy, for little or no cost, but are being suppressed. 
- The claim that more efficient versions of renewable energy technologies (such as solar cells and biofuels) and energy-consuming technologies (such as electric vehicles) are being suppressed.
Some examples of individuals that allegedly fell victim to suppression, harassment or death, are: Thomas Henry Moray,[unreliable source?] Stanley Meyer and Eugene Mallove.[unreliable source?]
- Disclosure (ufology)
- Gary McKinnon
- Potential cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact
- List of topics characterized as pseudoscience
Notes and references
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- Gamble, Foster. "The Torus". Thrive. Clear Compass Media. Retrieved 2013-09-26. "The torus, the fundamental energy pattern…Each individual’s torus is distinct, but at the same time open and connected to every other in a continuous sea of infinite energy."
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- Paul Ballonoff, Energy: Ending the Never-Ending Crisis. (ed., The book states that governmental energy regulation only help special-interest groups at the cost of energy consumers.)
- Sarewitz (2002). Public Failures in US Science Policy. p. 12. "as the paradigmatic means of choosing among research projects and, more recently, programmatic awards and grants for new research centers and national science and engineering facilities, sometimes has the effect of suppressing consideration of public values"
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- Ball, Philip (September 14, 2007). "Burning water and other myths". Nature News. Retrieved 2007-09-14. "He died in 1998 after eating at a restaurant; the coroner diagnosed an aneurysm, but the conspiracy web still suspects he was poisoned."
-  Lieutenant Steven Robinette of the Grove City Police Department talks about the investigation into Stanley Meyer's death. Robinette was in charge of the detective bureau at that time. quote: "The one thing that was based on science."
- "Eugene Mallove's Open Letter to the World" with preface by Richard Hoagland and clarification by Christy Frazier. PES Network, last update August 30, 2004. Last Retrieved 2007-01-31
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