## Abstract

It has recently been shown that the observed Hubble function for cosmological expansion can be fitted accurately back to redshift unity (7.33 Gyr ago) with only one free constant, while neglecting cosmic curvature and mass density, using the modified Friedmann equation implied by subjecting the Higgs scalar field model to conformal Weyl scaling symmetry. It is shown here that the implied dark energy parameter is produced by dressing the bare scalar field by the neutral gauge boson field induced by weak cosmological time dependence of the conformal Higgs model. Predicted persistent cosmic acceleration is consistent with the nonclassical acceleration parameter inferred by conformal theory from observed excessive galactic rotation velocities and dark galactic halos, all without dark matter.