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There's no energy crisis. Energy is all around us: above, below and in the Earth's very air. And I have just the plan to harness it

By Julian Gough   May 2009

I have decided to devote this column to doing only good.

I shall start by solving the energy crisis. Now, crisis is a terrible description and shortage is worse. The terms of this debate have been set by the oil industry, whose worldview was formed when atoms were solid. Oil industry executives still see cars as the solution to the global threat emanating from horses (who, scientists once predicted, would bury the world’s cities under 20ft of manure by 1950). But how can you have a shortage of energy in a universe made out of nothing but energy? On a…

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