Thursday, September 8, 2011
The release mirrors the AFRL FOIA released last year in containing occasional jabs at EEStor credibility but in a much more professional manner. The emails show Sandia as curious as one might expect but as out of the loop as everyone.
The records also show that, at some point in 2008, Zenn Motors initiated some dialogue with Sandia about possible validation testing of EEStor technology. Again, that tapered off as well with no result.
One interesting exchange with DOE came in March 2009 from a former participant at TheEEStory.com known as MilitantSkeptic but who uses at least two aliases, Tim Stradinski and Tim Adudell. He identified himself to DOE as the owner of a "wind turbine manufacturing company in the US." He was writing to them to let them know that "there is a group of people using the US Department of energy and Sandia as a tool in a stock manipulation scheme." This email was sent on the same day I published this article...the facts of which are validated by some of the records released today. ;-)
Other than that, it would appear we have yet another interesting set of documents to peruse but not the concrete info we had all hoped could shed some definitive light on EEStor. If the release does not stimulate your imagination, take a look at the very thorough letter regarding what records were withheld and why. That ought to tide you over for a week or so. :-)
Another interesting question you might consider is why did it take Sandia over a year to provide this response...300+ days beyond the legal requirement?
Here are the records:
DOE EEStor FOIA Response.
Incidentally, today marks roughly the 4 year anniversary of my blogging illness associated with EEStor. Thanks to you Mr. & Mrs Reader for making this fun for me even without a publicly released working prototype.