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Drought Caused Electricity Shortages Show the Need for LENR

Electricity shortages in Brazil and California show the need for new sources of power such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR). These shortages also reveal the limits of renewable energy and raise serious questions about strategies that rely upon it.

Politicians and utility executives in Brazil are scrambling to prevent anticipated electricity shortages because an ongoing drought is literally drying up the reservoirs that power the nation’s hydroelectric dams. Around 68% of the electricity in Brazil is generated by hydro. Some experts even think that electricity rationing is imminent in Brazil.

Electric Grid facing new Challenges

The electric grid the network of power plants, power lines, substations, transformers and other infrastructure that supplies the United States with power is in serious trouble. The problems the grid is facing will drive the adoption of diffused or off-grid electricity generation and drive the development new energy sources such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR).

Some recent news stories underscore what’s wrong with the grid even if they don’t necessarily provide any solutions. These stories include:

US Energy Department Admits Commercially Viable Energy is not its Job

A slip of the tongue by a high official of the US Department of Energy in recent Congressional testimony might reveal why that organization has little or no interest in cutting edge technologies such as Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR).

Dr. Julio Friedmann demonstrating his commitment to the energy status quo

“Our job is not commercialization or the determination of economic viability,” Dr. Julio Friedmann recently told the Energy Commerce Oversight Subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives (the lower house of the US Congress). Dr. Friedmann is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Clean Coal. For skeptics here is video of Dr. Friedmann’s testimony to Congress.

Rossi’s e-cat Sale only One of Several Cold Fusion News Stories

There’s suddenly a lot of buzz about cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) out there on the web. The biggest stories are about Andrea Rossi’s sale of his ecat technology to Industrial Heat LLC but they’re only the tip of the iceberg.

Even some mainstream media outlets picked up the news of Industrial Heat’s ecat purchase. Some of the stories were critical but at least the story is being publicized. People will start asking questions about this LENR thing and start wondering why investment fund billionaires are interested in it.

Artists Rendering of what NASA's LENR airplanes might look like

Leading Researcher Says he has replicated at Least Five LENR technologies for US Government Admits working for DARPA

One of the top cold fusion researchers, Dr. Michael McKubre of SRI or the Stanford Research Institute; said he has tested between 12 and 15 low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technologies for the United States government. If that wasn’t enough, McKubre said his team was able to replicate at least five of those technologies.

Michael McKubre with David Firshein of Brillouin and fellow researcher Francis L. Tanzella in his lab at SRI courtesy Sterling D. Allen

Is U.S. Department of Energy Ready to Fund LENR Research?

The United States Department of Energy or DOE might be planning to start funding low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research. At least that’s the opinion of New Energy Times writer Steven B. Krivit.

 

The DOE is prepared to give $500,000 in funding for 12 months of research for Open Innovative Development in Energy Related Applied Science. Krivit noted that one of the areas of “Energy Related Applied Science” is “Reliable Electricity Based on Electromechanical Systems” or REBELS (somebody must be an Old Miss fan that university’s football team is called the Rebels). The acronym might also voice somebody’s distaste for the physics establishment and its attitude to LENR.

2013 the Year Fusion went Mainstream

2013 could very well be remembered as the year that the mainstream media discovered both cold and hot fusion. Recently there has been quite a bit of interest in two very promising technologies Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) and small scale hot fusion.

Small Scale Hot Fusion Device at the Princeton Particle Physics Lab courtesy Washington Post

One of America’s highest profile newspaper columnists; George F. Will, just wrote a very interesting column about the small scale hot fusion work being done at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory at New Jersey’s Princeton University. Will also notes that the US government has failed to invest in hot fusion research. Hopefully Will’s attention will attract some private funding that effort.

Motley Fool Analyst National Instruments is a Good Investment because of LENR

National Instruments (NASDAQ: NATI)is a good investment because of its commitment to low energy nuclear reaction (LENR). That’s the conclusion of John Licata the founder and chief strategist for Blue Phoenix Inc., a commodity research company.

“Certainly this is the holy grail of all energy,” Licata said of cold fusion in a recent video. Licata admitted that fusion could be 20 to 30 years away. Yet he also believes that some technologies are pushing the entire process of fusion faster with new innovations such as communications. He predicted that precision technologies will make both hot and cold fusion possible in the future.

Media Outlets claim ecat LENR devices for sale for $1.5 million apiece

A number of media outlets are reporting an old story about the ecat as news. Extreme Tech, Motherboard and a UK website called The Register are all reporting that Andrea Rossi is selling his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) devices for $1.5 million apiece.

The inside of Andrea Rossi's one megawatt ecat device courtesy Extreme Tech

 

Physics Professor Comes Out of Closet Admits LENR is For Real

A physicist with Toronto’s York University has come out of the closet and admitted that “cold fusion energy is real.”

 

Dr. Stoyan Sarg and one of his books courtesy BBS Radio

“The tests of E-cat HT reactors of Andrea Rossi provided in Uppsala University, Sweden (2012-2013) and the live test of Defkalion (DGT) Hyperion reactor broadcast on July 22-23, 2013 are reliable demonstrations that cold fusion energy is real,” Dr. Stoyan Sarg wrote in an article for a website called Foreign Policy Journal. Please note that Foreign Policy Journal has nothing to do with the respected journal Foreign Policy.