I'm a huge Marshall T Savage enthusiast and what I see here is people warping his ideas out of usefulness. Then again, I may have it wrong.
What are we trying to do here? Are we just communicatiing, or is there actual fund-raising, engineering and design going on? When Savage wrote TMP, much of what he proposed was possible (at least in the Aquarius stage) using 1990s technology. We are now 20 years later and nearing the time when Savage proposed this be put into action (2015). If we installed an OTEC in the spot he suggested off the coast of Africa today - it would be completed by 2016. That's pretty fabulous, and it means that in less than a decade, with an initial investment of a little over $3 billion, we could be turning a profit of $4…Read more >