Department of Energy
Washington, DC 20585
MAY 12 1998 .
Mr. William Thomas
PO Box 27217
Washington, D. C. 2003 8
Dear Mr. Thomas:
Let me take this opportunity to thank you for participating
in the Comprehensive National Energy Strategy (CNES) hearings
in Washington. During your presentation the Secretary committed
to a response to your questions about the Department's investigation
of Zero Point Energy (ZPE).
Department of Energy scientists and others, (Dr. Hal Puthoff
of the Institute for Advanced Studies, in Austin, Texas) have
investigated zero point energy sciences and are still in the stage
of demonstrating scientific feasibility. Thus far, results clearly
show that there is a net residual energy even at the zero absolute
temperature, under vacuum conditions.
A number of technical papers have been published in respected
journals stating that, theoretically, zero point energy can be
extracted from electromagnetic fluctuations of the vacuum. Additionally,
eight patents have been issued on zero point energy, including
one issued to the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory.
Presently, scientific feasibility studies are in the beginning
stages and the development of a technology for energy production
from ZPE may be decades away.
More information about ZPE is attached for your use. I
hope this information and the enclosure are helpful. If you have
further questions, please contact Ehsan Khan of the Office of
Energy Research at (202) 586-4785.
(signed) Robert W. Gee
Robert W. Gee
Office of Policy and International Affairs
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