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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Energy Congress -- Latest Developments


A listing of the latest New Energy Congress happenings, as well as recent additions to this collaborative website.


Related pages: Congress:Action | Congress:Tasks | PESWiki latest

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2014

February 18, 2014

2011

February

February 22, 2011

Motion by Sterling D. Allan
The focus of New Energy Congress shall shift from "Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies" to "Top 5 Exotic Free Energy Technologies". (Ref)

January

January 8, 2011

2010

September

Sept. 29, 2010

  • Feature: Contests / Grid >
    GE Ecomagination Challenge - In addition to prize money for the best ideas, GE and its funding partners have allocated $200 million to go toward the development of key concepts that will help reshape the grid, whether it be by providing more affordable and stable clean power, or help with the transmission, or help in the efficiency on the consumption end. See the NEC's proposal to fund its vetting of the best Maverick technologies. (PESWiki; Sept. 29, 2010)

Sept. 28, 2010

Sept. 21, 2010

Sept. 13, 2010

September 10, 2010

June

June 15, 2010

June 1, 2010

  • David Yurth resigns as NEC advisor, saying he doesn't support Sterling D. Allan posting news items that expose the New World Order conspiracy, which Allan believes is a primary driver in opposing the emergence of free energy technologies. A vote by the NEC supports Allan's stance. [1]

May

May 23, 2010

  • (May 23-30) VOTE: Should Sterling be allowed, at his discretion, to occasionally include tangential subject matter at FreeEnergyNews. com, such as regarding conspiracies that remotely relate to energy.

May 10, 2010

  • (May 10-17) VOTE: Approve John W. Rickey for membership in the New Energy Congress. (Ref.)

April

Apr 28, 2010

Apr 18, 2010

March

Mar 28, 2010

  • VOTE: Where does GlidArc technology rank according to NEC criteria? (rough assessment)

Mar 9, 2010

Mar 3, 2010

Mar. 1, 2010

  • Ian Soutar resigns from the NEC, saying " I am really busy with multiple contracts and university work and really do not have the time to carry out my duties."

2009

November

Nov. 14, 2009

  • (Nov. 14 - 21) VOTE: Remove Eric Krieg from membership in the NEC. (Ref: many posts beginning around here)

August

Aug. 25, 2009

We canceled renewal of the following domain names that we had registered to forward to this New Energy Congress project.

  • AltEnergyCongress.org
  • CleanEnergyCongress.org
  • EnergyCongress.org
  • FreeEnergyCongress.org
  • GlobalEnergyCongress.org
  • NewEnergyCongress.org
  • PureEnergyCongress.org
  • RenewableEnergyCongress.org
  • WorldEnergyCongress.org

October

Oct. 21, 2009

August

Aug. 27, 2009

July

July 26, 2009

July 20, 2009

July 17, 2009

  • Jul 17 - 24 VOTE: Approve Dr. Mathew P. Mathai for membership in the New Energy Congress. (Ref.)

July 2, 2009

June

June 2, 2009

May

May 25, 2009

May 22, 2009

May 21, 2009

March

Mar. 16, 2009

Mar. 7, 2009

Mar. 6, 2009

Mar. 3, 2009

  • (Mar. 2) VOTE: Where does First Solar's technology rank according to NEC criteria? (rough assessment)

February

Feb. 18, 2009

Feb. 8, 2009

Feb. 7, 2009

  • (Feb. 8 - 15) VOTE: Should the NEC commence a ranked listing of the best clean energy consumer products presently available? (Ref.)
  • (Feb. 8 - 15) VOTE: Regarding the description wording at the top of EnergyStork.com (Ref.)

Feb. 5, 2009

  • (Feb. 5 - 12) VOTE: Approve Jeane Manning as an NEC Adivosor. (Ref.)

Feb. 3, 2009

  • (Jan. 27 - Feb. 3) Unanimously Approved: Approve David Yurth as an NEC Advisor. (Ref.) (Tally)

Feb. 1, 2009

January

Jan. 27, 2009

  • (Jan. 27 - Feb. 3) VOTE: Approve David Yurth as an NEC Adivosor. (Ref.)
  • (Jan. 18-25) Approved: Approve Ken Rauen as an "Advisor" rather than "Member" due to his schedule that is preventing him from being involved on the active member level, per his request. (Tally - unanimous)

Jan. 20, 2009

Jan. 18, 2009

  • (Jan. 18-25) VOTE: Approve Ken Rauen as an "Advisor" rather than "Member" due to his schedule that is preventing him from being involved on the active member level, per his request.

Jan. 16, 2009

Jan. 14, 2009

Jan. 13, 2009

Jan. 9, 2009

Jan. 7, 2009

Jan. 6, 2009

2008

December

Dec. 29, 2008

Dec. 9, 2008

Dec. 3, 2008

Dec. 2, 2008

  • (Dec. 2 - 9) VOTE: Change Reed Huish's standing from "member" to "advisor" of the New Energy Congress
  • (Dec. 2 - 9) VOTE: Change Andrew Michrowski's standing from "member" to "advisor" of the New Energy Congress
  • (Dec. 2 - 9) VOTE: Change Tom Valone's standing from "member" to "advisor" of the New Energy Congress
  • (Nov. 24 - Dec. 1) Approved: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for three months, Ian Soutar has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress. (Tally)
  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Zero Amp Tech >
    Zero Amp Tech demonstration video - Video footage from a demonstration by Peter Sumaruck of his "Zero Amp" technology which allegedly puts out far more energy than it consumes. The video also shows Pete flipping through his photo album of the self-looped 36 kW set-up he allegedly built for the Army. (PESN; Dec. 2, 2008) (See also PES Saga)

November

November 30, 2008

  • (Sterling Allan, Jim Dunn, Ken Rasmussen, Joel Garbon, Jeane Manning attended)
    Featured: Electromagnetic > Zero Amp Tech >
    Zero Amp Tech demonstration reflections - Peter Sumaruck has captured the imagination of many with his demonstration alleging 0.05 Watts input from a genset powering five motors (4000 Watts) output through his modified variable AC motor controller. However, a New Energy Congress assessment gives reason for skepticism. (PESN; Nov. 30, 2008)

November 26, 2008

Nov. 24, 2008

  • Approved Unanimously: The new NEC mission statement shall be: "The New Energy Congress is a global association of experts who review the most promising new and emerging energy technologies. We publish The Global Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies list, a publically available resource that is generated from a continuous professional review process taking into consideration a number of criteria including: environmental impact, sustainability, cost benefits, reliability, scalability, safety, and availability. We also facilitate the emergence of promising new technologies that may have difficulty gaining assistance through more traditional means."
  • (Nov. 17 - Nov. 23) Approved: Once a quorum has lodged at vote on the Blacklight Breakthrough Power endorsement poll, we should go ahead and issue a statement that the NEC has endorsed the book as a flagship public education tool, and that though the vote will not mature for a few weeks, the trend is strongly in favor. (Tally)
  • (Nov. 24 - Dec. 1) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for three months, Ian Soutar has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.

November 19, 2008

Nov. 15, 2008

  • (Nov. 17 - Nov. 23) VOTE: Once a quorum has lodged at vote on the Blacklight Power endorsement poll, we should go ahead and issue a statement that the NEC has endorsed the book as a flagship public education tool, and that though the vote will not mature for a few weeks, the trend is strongly in favor.
  • (Nov. 9-16) Approved: Approve Demetrius Ross for NEC membership. (Ref.) (Tally)

Nov. 15, 2008

  • (Nov. 15 - Dec. 22) VOTE: The new NEC mission statement shall be: "The New Energy Congress is a global association of experts who review the most promising new and emerging energy technologies. We publish The Global Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies list, a publically available resource that is generated from a continuous professional review process taking into consideration a number of criteria including: environmental impact, sustainability, cost benefits, reliability, scalability, safety, and availability. We also facilitate the emergence of promising new technologies that may have difficulty gaining assistance through more traditional means."

Nov. 13, 2008

Nov. 11, 2008

Nov. 10, 2008

  • (Nov. 10 - Dec. 10) VOTE: The NEC endorses the following statement: "We recommend that Breakthrough Power become the flagship public education tool for the movement." (Ref.)

Nov. 9, 2008

  • (Nov. 9-16) VOTE: Approve Demetrius Ross for NEC membership. (Ref.)

November 7, 2008

Nov. 6, 2008

November 4, 2008

  • (Coauthored by Joel Garbon, NEC; and Jeane Manning will probably join)
    Featured: Reviews >
    Breakthrough Power -- a Book for the Masses - Here is a book to both round out your own understanding of game-changing energy technologies as well as to pass out to your family and friends to get them excited about the possibilities and to inspire them to get involved in helping to remove the barriers which have stood in the way of these things coming forward. (PESWiki; Nov. 4, 2008)

Nov. 3, 2008

  • New NEC Mission Statement wording approved: "The New Energy Congress is an association of energy professionals from around the world who review the most promising claims to existing and up-and-coming energy technologies that are clean, renewable, affordable, reliable, easy to implement, safe, and legitimate. From this ongoing review, we generate a Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies listing. We also endeavor to facilitate the emergence of some of the more promising exotic technologies into the marketplace."
  • Kevin O'Malley removed from NEC membership for inadequate level of activity.
  • (Oct. 26 - Nov. 2) Failed: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for three months, Kevin O'Malley has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress. (Ref.) (Tally)
  • (Oct. 26 - Nov. 2) Approved: Revise NEC mission statement to: "The New Energy Congress is an association of energy professionals from around the world who review the most promising claims to existing and up-and-coming energy technologies that are clean, renewable, affordable, reliable, easy to implement, safe, and legitimate. From this ongoing review, we generate a Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies listing. We also endeavor to facilitate the emergence of some of the more promising exotic technologies into the marketplace." (Ref.) (Tally)

October

Oct. 30, 2008

Oct. 29, 2008

  • (Oct. 22-29) Approved: 'Recuse' votes will count as being somewhere in the T100 when it comes to the rule that requires that 'in order for a technology to make it into the T100 list, at least 50% or more of the NEC voters must place it somewhere in the T100.' (Ref.) (Tally)

Oct. 26, 2008

  • (Oct. 26 - Nov. 2) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for three months, Kevin O'Malley has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress. (Ref.)
  • (Oct. 26 - Nov. 2) VOTE: Revise NEC mission statement to: "The New Energy Congress is an association of energy professionals from around the world who review the most promising claims to existing and up-and-coming energy technologies that are clean, renewable, affordable, reliable, easy to implement, safe, and legitimate. From this ongoing review, we generate a Top 100 Clean Energy Technologies listing. We also endeavor to facilitate the emergence of some of the more promising exotic technologies into the marketplace." (Ref.)

Oct. 22, 2008

  • (Oct. 22-29) VOTE: 'Recuse' votes will count as being somewhere in the T100 when it comes to the rule that requires that 'in order for a technology to make it into the T100 list, at least 50% or more of the NEC voters must place it somewhere in the T100.' (Ref.)

Oct. 21, 2008

Oct. 18, 2008

  • (Oct. 11-18) Approved: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Daniel Bowers has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress. (Tally)

Oct. 11, 2008

  • (Oct. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Daniel Bowers has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.

Oct. 10, 2008

October 7, 2008

October ~5, 2008

  • Sterling D. Allan establishes a relationship between NEC and Andersen MFG who is wanting to apply their satellite dish process to the concentrated solar industry.

Oct. 1, 2008

Added to T100:

  • Top 100: Solar > Inverters >
    Micro-Inverters make solar modular - Enphase Micro-Inverters turn solar panels into modular systems, increasing the energy harvest by 13 to 15 percent. The system includes the micro-inverter, embedded powerline communications and Enlighten — a web-based performance monitoring and analysis tool. (PESWiki; Sept. 22, 2008)

September

Sept. 29, 2008

Sept. 26, 2008

Sept. 24, 2008

Sept. 21, 2008

Sept. 19, 2008

(Ref.)

MEMBERS RATIFIED:
(2/3+ yes/no margin required)
Jim Hughes: 15 Yes; 0 No; 0 Abstain
Mark Snoswell: 14 yes; 0 No; 3 Abstain
Vladi S. Travkin: 13 Yes; 0 No; 2 Abstain
Charles Bensinger: 9 Yes; 3 No; 4 Abstain


NEW MEMBERS NOT RATIFIED, THUS REMOVED:
Nitin Raulji: 5 Yes; 6 No; 4 Abstain
Scott Cumberland: 5 yes; 7 No; 3 Abstain
Aaron Davidson: 4 Yes; 6 No; 3 Abstain [resigned on Sept. 14, being too busy]

Sept. 14, 2008

  • Aaron Davidson resigns his membership in the NEC due to being too busy as CEO of his tidal company, rolling out their technology.

Sept. 11, 2008

  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Approve: "QUORUM: In order for a vote of the NEC body to be binding, at least 25% of the NEC membership must participate in the vote. NEC advisor participation can count toward the quorum requirement, but does not count in the NEC membership number from which the 25% is calculated." (Ref.)


  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Jim Hughes has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.
  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Scott Cumberland has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.
  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Aaron Davidson has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.
  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Vladi S. Travkin has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.
  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Charles Bensinger has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.
  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Nitin Raulji has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.
  • (Sept. 11-18) VOTE: Having been with the NEC preliminarily for at least three months, Mark Snoswell has proven himself to merit being ratified as an active, full member of the Congress.

Sept. 10, 2008

Sept. 9, 2008

Sept. 6, 2008

Sept. 4, 2008

Sept. 3, 2008

  • The NEC sent a proposal to WeCanSolveIt.org to receive funding to identify the most plausible technologies that can enable the U.S. to achieve the objective of 100% renewable electricity within 10 years.

August

Aug. 21, 2008

Aug. 20, 2008

Aug. 15, 2008

  • (Aug 15 - 22) VOTE: Approve Ian Soutar for membership in the New Energy Congress. (Ref.)

Aug. 6, 2008

Aug. 3, 2008

Aug. 1, 2008

July

July 30, 2008

July 25, 2008

July 18, 2008

  • (July 18-25) VOTE: Approve Kevin O’Malley for NEC membership. (Ref.)

July 6, 2008

July 5, 2008

June

June 25, 2008

June 23, 2008

  • Featured / Top 100: Communities >
    Clean Energy Road Show Launch Imminent - Laurel White's year-long road show will educate people about easy-to-implement clean energy solutions available now, many of which can actually save money; and to give hope about the future by reviewing some of the most promising clean emerging technologies. (PESN; June 23, 2008)

June 14, 2008

June 13, 2008

  • (June 13 - 20) VOTE: Allow Laurel White to have "observer" status in NEC-TechRev and NEC-Forum. (Ref)

June 10, 2008

June 9, 2008

June 7, 2008

June 1, 2008

May

May 29, 2008

May 23, 2008

May 22, 2008

May 20, 2008

May 12, 2008

May 7, 2008

May 2, 2008

May 1, 2008

April

April 23, 2008

April 9, 2008

April 9, 2008

April 6, 2008

April 3, 2008

April 2, 2008

April 1, 2008

  • Todd Hathaway resigns from the NEC. His resignation is accepted.

March

March 30, 2008

  • (Mar. 30 - Apr 6) VOTE: Approve Robert Pritchett to serve on the NEC Membership Committee.

March 23, 2008

  • (Mar. 23 - 30) VOTE: Approve Mark Snoswell for NEC membership. (Ref.)

March 15, 2008

  • (Mar. 15 - 22) VOTE: Approve Nitin Raulji for membership in the New Energy Congress. (Ref.)

March 3, 2008

February

Feb. 29, 2008

Feb. 15, 2008

  • (Feb. 8-15) Approved Carmen Miller for an NEC "Advisor" position. (Tally)

Feb. 13, 2008

  • (Feb. 6-13) Approved: NEC Advisors will be given access to NEC-Forum and NEC-TechRev messages online; and if they wish, they can receive the messages by email. They can also post messages to those lists. They may also vote in the T100 technology polls at NEC-TechRev. However, they may not participate in NEC-Forum votes (which typically require forum context) unless the poll allows or requests their participation. (Tally)

Feb. 12, 2008

Feb. 10, 2008

Feb. 8, 2008

  • (Feb. 8-15) VOTE: Approve Carmen Miller for an NEC "Advisor" position.

Feb. 7, 2008

  • (Jan. 31-Feb.7) Declined: Ratify Carment Miller's membership (3 months after Oct. 3 reinstatement). (Tally: 6 yes; 8 no; 5 abstain)

Feb. 6, 2008

  • (Feb. 6-13) VOTE: NEC Advisors will be given access to NEC-Forum and NEC-TechRev messages online; and if they wish, they can receive the messages by email. They can also post messages to those lists. They may also vote in the T100 technology polls at NEC-TechRev. However, they may not participate in NEC-Forum votes (which typically require forum context) unless the poll allows or requests their participation.

Feb. 4, 2008

  • (Feb. 4-11) VOTE: Approve Charles Bensinger for membership in the New Energy Congress. (Ref.)

January

Jan. 31, 2008

  • V.S. Travkin - profile page posted by Noah Seidman for our newest member.
  • (Jan. 31-Feb.7) VOTE: Ratify Carment Miller's membership (3 months after Oct. 3 reinstatement).

Jan. 30, 2008

Jan. 28, 2008

Jan. 23, 2008

  • (Jan. 23-30) VOTE: Approve V.S.Travkin for NEC membership. (Ref.)

Jan. 21, 2008

Jan. 20, 2008

Jan. 13, 2008

  • (Jan. 13-20) VOTE: Approve Robert L. Pritchett for membership in the New Energy Congress. (Ref.)

Jan. 11, 2008

  • (Jan. 4-11) Chris Patton, [of Zero Point Films], unanimously approved as an NEC Advisor. (Ref.) (Tally)
  • (Jan. 4-11) Approved: In order to be included in the Top 100 Energy Technologies listing, at least half of the votes by the NEC for that technology should be positive votes (i.e. votes that put the technology somewhere on the top 100 scale). (Ref.) (Tally: 13 yes; 1 not enough info)

Jan. 10, 2008

Jan. 7, 2008

Jan. 5, 2008

Jan. 4, 2008

  • (Jan. 4-11) VOTE: Approve Chris Patton as an NEC Advisor. (Ref.)
  • (Jan. 4-11) VOTE: In order to be included in the Top 100 Energy Technologies listing, at least half of the votes by the NEC for that technology should be positive votes (i.e. votes that put the technology somewhere on the top 100 scale). (Ref.)

Jan. 3, 2008

  • Jobs > NEC > New Energy Congress Scouting for Key Leadership - In expanding from a volunteer organization to a due diligence corporation supporting the financing and business development of the most promising clean energy technologies, the NEC is looking for individuals to fill the primary leadership roles. (PESN; Jan. 3, 2008)

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