It seems no one picked up his research on this after he ran out of money. Government probably was like whatever. Or didn't want foreign spies spying with this tech. Since government is morally neutral in C2C, then it seems like C2C Earth would be in middle of Nanotech era now according to your views. Satellites could transfer energy using microwave beam - just like microwave power plants in simcity. This is Nanotech era tech too.