Free energy suppression conspiracy theory

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Free energy suppression (or new energy suppression) is a conspiracy theory that technologically viable, pollution-free, no-cost energy sources are being suppressed by government, corporations, or advocacy groups.[1][2] Devices allegedly suppressed include perpetual motion machines, cold fusion generators, torus-based generators, reverse-engineered extraterrestrial technology, anti-gravity propulsion systems, and other generally unproven, low-cost energy sources.[2][3][4][5]

The alleged suppression (or weakening) is claimed to have occurred since the mid-19th century[6] and allegedly perpetrated by various government agencies, corporate powers, special interest groups, and fraudulent inventors. The special interest groups are usually claimed to be associated with the fossil fuel or nuclear industry,[7][8] whose business model would be threatened.[9][10]

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.[11]
  • 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.[12][13][14][15]
  • The claim that related patents have been bought up, such as those for 100 mpg carburetors.[16][17]

Some notable people who have been claimed to be suppressed, harassed or killed for their research are Stanley Meyer,[18] Eugene Mallove,[19] Nikola Tesla,[20] and John Kanzius.[21] Notable proponents of the conspiracy theory include Gary McKinnon.[22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Park, Robert L. (2000). Voodoo Science. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0195147100.
  2. ^ a b Milbank, Dana (18 September 2007). "There's the Red Vote, the Blue Vote…and the Little Green Vote". Washington Post. …the aliens' advanced technology, which uses nonpolluting fuel, could revolutionize the transport of goods and people on this planet and rejuvenate the biosphere.
  3. ^ Gamble, Foster. "The Torus". Thrive. Clear Compass Media. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 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.
  4. ^ Point, Sebastien (January 2018). "Free Energy: When the Web Is Freewheeling". Skeptical Inquirer. 42 (1). Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  5. ^ Brassington, Jamie (21 April 2020). "Governments suppressing technology? Former MoD boss dismisses conspiracy". Express & Star. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  6. ^ Tutt, Keith (2003). The Scientist, The Madman, The Thief and Their Lightbulb: The Search for Free Energy. UK: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0684020907. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  7. ^ Jaco, D. (2003). The complete idiot's guide to the politics of oil. Indianapolis, IN: Alpha. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-59257-140-6. OCLC 53402065.
  8. ^ Smith, Richard A. (1995). "Interest Group Influence in the U. S. Congress". Legislative Studies Quarterly. Wiley. 20 (1): 89–139. doi:10.2307/440151. ISSN 0362-9805. JSTOR 440151.
  9. ^ Hambling, David (11 April 2002). "Flower power". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 March 2013. Siding with Puthoff are backyard inventors and conspiracy theorists, convinced that ZPE technology is being suppressed by the government, in league with oil companies and others, whose businesses would be threatened if it was allowed.
  10. ^ Ballonoff, P.A.; Ballonoff, P.C. (1997). Energy: Ending the Never-ending Crisis. Cato Institute. ISBN 978-1-882577-45-3. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  11. ^ Phenomenon Archives: Heavy Watergate, The War Against Cold Fusion. Channel One. (video)
  12. ^ David Alison (1994), Another free-energy cover-up?: The Dennis Lee Story, Nexus Magazine, (June–July 1994)
  13. ^ Frissell, Bob (2002). Nothing in this book is true, but it's exactly how things are : the esoteric meaning of the monuments on Mars. Berkeley, Calif: Frog Distributed by North Atlantic Books. ISBN 1-58394-067-7. OCLC 50065097.
  14. ^ Mad Macz (2002). Internet underground : the way of the hacker. PageFree Pub. ISBN 1-930252-53-6. OCLC 50798769.
  15. ^ Free Energy – A Reality Not a Conspiracy on YouTube
  16. ^ Mikkelson, David (26 June 2014). "Miracle Carburetor". Snopes. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  17. ^ Alexander, John B. (27 August 2013). "There is No 'Free Energy'". HuffPost. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  18. ^ Narciso, Dean (8 July 2007). "The Car that Ran on Water". The Columbus Dispatch. Archived from the original on 14 February 2008. Retrieved 24 March 2008.
  19. ^ Griffin, Alaine (6 October 2014). "Energy Scientist's Murder Leaves A Void In The Field; He's 'Missed Daily'". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  20. ^ "Tesla Free Energy Device – The Bifilar Coil". 7 March 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  21. ^ Ball, Philip (14 September 2007). "Burning water and other myths". Nature News. Retrieved 14 September 2007. Thermodynamics is like big government or big industry, always out to squash innovation. ... He died in 1998 after eating at a restaurant; the coroner diagnosed an aneurysm, but the conspiracy web still suspects he was poisoned.
  22. ^ "Hacker fears 'UFO cover-up'". BBC News. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Barkun, Michael (2003). A culture of conspiracy – Apocalyptic visions in contemporary America. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-23805-2.