Declining Energy and National Survival15 Sep

At a minimum, a super power requires two assets to maintain its position, both economically and geopolitically. These are money and energy. As for the former, the United States is broke, and in the latter case, there are several unresolved issues that require large-scale cooperative efforts involving the Government, industry, universities and banking:

  • Dwindling supply of indigenous crude oil
  • Limited growth of renewable energy technologies due to cost
  • Domination of renewable technologies by countries with national energy development plans
  • Aging electric grid
  • Potentially unsafe nuclear power plants operating beyond their expected lifetimes
  • Limited indigenous uranium reserves
  • Questionable supply of natural gas from shale
  • Potentially unsafe hydraulic fracturing methods to produce shale gas
  • Lobbying by oil and gas companies for their own interests

So far, the Obama administration has failed to recognize these issues and propose a comprehensive plan.

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Prior to forming this SBIR consultant practice, Dr. Jeffrey Everson was director of business development for QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group (previously Foster-Miller, Inc.).

Dr. Everson has won and been the principal investigator for several SBIR programs, including a Phase I program for NASA, a Phase I project for the U.S. Air Force, and Phase I and II contracts from the U.S. Department of Transportation. For the Phase II program, he received a Tibbetts Award for exemplifying the best in SBIR achievement.

Previously Dr. Everson held senior scientist positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC), Honeywell Electro Optics Systems Division, and Itek Optical Systems Division.

He holds a PhD in physics from Boston College and a MS/BS in physics from Northeastern University.


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