After all, don't we need two wires, just for a start?
Well, it turns out that the problem is that existing electrical technology just does not have an adequate vocabulary to describe what the Great Man was doing.
Single wire pulsed open-loop power transmission system. The wire is connected to a 12V peak to peak pulse oscillator running at around 50kHz. What can I say.. it works!
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Will Joseph Newman's Energy Machine Revolutionize the World? by Raad Cawthon 7/13/86