A few days ago, the US Department of Energy (DOE) released a video where they talked about what they are doing to reduce the United States’ oil dependence and what investments are being made to build the clean energy infrastructure of the future. A lot of speculative technologies were discussed, but alas, no mentioning of cold fusion. Is that subject still so sensitive? Since both Robert Gentile and Richard Noceti of AmpEnergo have been working for DOE, and given their extensive network, it is an impossibility that DOE is unaware of the E-Cat and the most recent developments in cold fusion.
It’s just very puzzling how consistently US mainstream media and federal bodies so far have refused to mention anything about the E-Cat or even acknowledge the enormous potential of this new technology. The only notable exception is Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist of NASA, which named LENR the most promising energy alternative. Dr. Bushnell, in contrast to DOE, praised and publicly supported the new disruptive technology.
In any case, the DOE video is very interesting as it gives an overview of the issues and possible solutions that the Department of Energy is working at today. One also realizes that a product like the E-Cat will solve all these problems in a vastly superior way compared to the mentioned speculative technologies; it will sweep the floor and render these technologies obsolete – the definition of a game changer. The video is split into two parts:
I) A presentation of current energy issues and possible solutions.
II) An extensive Q&A session at the end.
Key facts from the video:
The future of the United States depends on three securities:
- National Security
- Economic Security
- Environmental Security
The foundation, a common theme, of all those securities is innovations in energy technology.
More than 50% of the oil used in the States is imported and Americans are paying $300,000,000,000 a year for this imported oil. That is roughly $1 billion dollars a day.
The way forward is to spend a lot of effort on inventing affordable clean energy technologies – to make them locally but to sell them globally – i.e. to reverse the vicious dependency on import. I.e. to emulate what has been done before in information technology, bio technology and many other technologies in the past. A few of the (exported) areas mentioned are:
- Artificial fertilizers and green revolution
- Polio vaccination
- Nuclear energy
- Space technology
- Transistors & integrated circuits
- Fiber optics & wireless communications
Some mentioned speculative technologies are:
- Photosynthetic biofuels (1% efficiency in terms of input sun light required vs. output fuel energy content)
- Self eating plants (e.g. producing oil in the process)
- Electrofuels (using non photosynthetic microbes to produce oil)
- Electrification batteries
The transport sector is the most vulnerable sector since currently the only, real, option is oil.
DOE does not believe that the combustion engine will be replaced for at least a few decades.