Back in September of this year the Department of Energy was inquired about their official stand on the Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), which in many cases is equated with cold fusion. The response was rather straightforward and basically it was “no support for cold fusion research,” based on two peer review panels – one held in 1989, after the Fleischmann and Pons experiment, and the second one held in 2004.
Now, two months since the September letter, it seems like the DOE have begun warming up to Rossi’s E-Cat home and plant technology. There is no clear idea as to what might have triggered this sudden change of heart, but their response to E-Cat home developments sounds much more encouraging now than two months ago. This is what Albert Opdenaker, from the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences of the Department of Energy, had to say now: “… I just learned about this work a couple of months ago… I had no idea that things had been changing so much and so quickly in this field…” Generally his tone of letter was very encouraging and even enthusiastic. Having learned that Rossi sold over 10 plants, there is one interesting comment that should be of interest to many: “I do not think that the DOE needs to get into the mix to convince people to buy a product that others have already bought and are wildly happy with.” In other words, if it’s operational, it’s only a mater of time before the larger audience sees it, and there is no need for the DOE’s backup if it does work. It sounds like a smart move – if it works, we’ve supported it, see; and I it doesn’t, we’ve never endorsed it in the first place.
This is a much better storyline for the father of E-Cat home to work from. It seems as though this semi-endorsement of the DOE fits the profile of how Rossi works.
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