The Clearlight Foundation
The Clearlight Foundation is a non-profit organization that invests in alternative energy and other socially useful companies We are dedicated to saving the planet from the destructive effects of overpopulation, greed and short-sighted public policy. Global warming and pollution caused by fossil fuel burning are a particular focus. We seek to encourage development of sustainable energy technologies and policies and are especially interested in the environmental effects of the emerging economies of China and India.
Clearlight president Thomas R Blakeslee’s books have been published in ten different languages. After serving for three years in the U.S. Navy, he earned a degree from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California in 1962. After working for IT&T in Antwerp, Belgium, he moved to Silicon Valley in California where he helped found several startup companies as Engineering Vice President.
In 1980 he used his own money to found Orion Instruments Inc. He served as President and then Chairman of the Board until he retired in 1998. A prolific inventor, he holds patents in such diverse fields as photography, hydraulics, electronic circuits, information display, digital telephony, instrumentation and vehicle guidance.
Since retiring from Orion, he has focused on managing his own and others investments. After years of successfully investing in oil and gas stocks, he came to the realization that the burning of fossil fuels was ruining our planet through pollution and global warming. His search for practical solutions led him to technologies where he found an amazing gap between potential and present reality. The Clearlight Foundation is his vehicle for change using his own and friend's personal savings for the good of the planet.
- Digital design with standard MSI and LSI: design techniques for the computer age.(Wiley, N.Y.1975) adopted by 45 different colleges. Also published in Russian and Rumanian. Second edition 1979.
- The Right Brain (Doubleday,N.Y., MacMillan, London,1980) 136,000 copies sold world-wide. Published in German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Swedish, and Norwegian.
- Beyond the Conscious Mind: Unlocking the Secrets of the Self (Plenum Press, N.Y.1996).
- The Attitude Factor: Extend Your Life by Changing the Way You Think. (Thorsons/Harper Collins, London, 1997) Also published in Spanish.
- Fuel Free! Living Well Without Fossil Fuels, 2009 Kindle $1, Print $6.68!
- Loving You Enlightens Me Margo Landry 2014 (contributed chapter and postscript)
Renewable Energy Articles
- Geothermal Power: Free Power from the Earth 24/7
- The Coming Baseload Power Crisis
- The Folly of Fueled Power Plants
- Can Geothermal Replace Coal for Baseload Power? slideshow
- Heat is Power. Let's stop throwing it away!
- The Elephant Under the Rug: Denial and Failed Energy Projects
- Nuclear Power: The Safe and Easy Way
- Electric Cars Make Fuel-free Power Grid Practical
- Beijing's Showcase "Clean coal" Power Plant
- Drill Baby Drill for a Clean, Safe Energy Future
- Invisible, Underground HVDC Power Costs no more than Ugly Towers
- Biochar: The Key to Carbon-Negative Biofuels
- Clean Coal: Here Now!
- Can Biomass Replace Coal?
- Five Ways to Green Coal Power Plants
- CHP Electricity Powers Cars 22 Times Farther Than Ethanol!
- Solar Power: A Gift from Space
- Free as the Wind
- NG Fuel Cell Car is Twice as Efficient as an Electric
- Biomethane as an Energy Carrier
- Energy Saving: Much Cheaper Than Building Power Plants!
- Importing Solar Power
- Greening Deserts for Carbon Credits
- Fueled vs Electric Cars: The Great Race Begins
- Reflectors Significantly Increase the Efficiency of Rooftop Solar
- The China Power & Alternative Energy Summit in Beijing, China June 11
- The World Renewable Energy Conference in Glasgow, Scotland July 19
- Fuel Free Powerpoint Use it free!
Email: TBlakeslee@Clrlight.org Phone +1 310 301-4477
Westlake Village, CA