Letters to Congressional Energy Sub-committees repeat hearings request

Why does the Department of Energy refuse to acknowledge LENR science and technology as part of its energy portfolio?

Why does the US Patent Office siphon cold fusion patent applications outside of the review channel?

A recent mailing sent two dozen letters to the Senate Sub-Committee on Energy and other Senators requesting hearings into these questions.

This past few days Cold Fusion Now put together letters addressed to US Congressional Representatives on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce‘s Sub-committee on Energy and Power, as well as the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology’s Sub-committee on Energy and the Environment asking these very same questions.

This massive stack of snail mail is the whole 39 letters to Congressional energy policy makers requesting hearings to find the answers.

Stack of 39 letters
Snail mail retrieves the classic art of letters for sleepy TV-body Legislative Branch.

Hand-signed and flying with the wind to the attention of US Representatives such as Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland who since at least 2004 (when I started paying attention) spent more than his share of time educating his peers on Peak Oil, to no avail.

Also included on the Sub-committee on Energy and Environment is California Representative Dana Rohrabacher, who way back in 1989 spoke out in support of Drs. Fleischmann and Pons as they endured a torrent of vitriol from a physics arena that couldn’t reproduce the results.

In an editorial for the Los Angeles Times on June 18, 1989, Representative Dana Rohrabacher chastised physicists for their vehemence, beginning with a quote:

Every great idea has three stages of reaction:
1) It won’t work.
2) Even if it works, it’s not useful.
3) I said it was a great idea all along.
Arthur C. Clarke

It has been almost three months since two obscure chemists at the University of Utah held a press conference to announce that they had found something truly incredible in their test tube. Their reported discovery of cold fusion, if accurate, would usher not only science but all aspects of modern life into an era of growth and improvement that mankind has not experienced since the Industrial Revolution.

Not everybody was happy with this news.

The vehemence with which B. Stanley Pons and Martoin Fleischmann were denounced in the scientific community, the ferocity of attack on their work, as well as on their personal styles and motivations, surprised everyone. Well, that is, everyone who hasn’t taken a look at the history of science.

Representative Rohrabacher goes on to review the experience of great scientists such as Copernicus, Galileo, Antony van Leeuwenhoek and Joseph Lister. Continuing, he wrote:

And in Europe, the powers of the day heaped scorn on the idea that a steam engine could have a practical use in transportation, which sent Robert Fulton to America with his plans for a steam-powered boat.

As recently as 1956, the Astronomer Royal of England scoffed at space travel as “utter bilge.” The very next year, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik.

So, some of us were not surprised at the recriminations, both petty and sweeping, that deluged the two poor chemists in Utah upon their claims of discovering cold fusion.

The high priests of physics were annoyed with the scientists’ method of public announcement; several universities touted their inability to reproduce in a matter of weeks results arrived at over a period of years, and physicists the world over continue to express pique at the presumption of two chemists entering their realm.

Rep. Rohrabacher was not a believer, giving Drs. Fleischmann and Pons “around a 50% chance of being vindicated someday.”

He was a voice of tolerance, of integrity, of decency.
He wanted to give this discovery “a chance.”

Our world needs such people who are willing to look where others refuse, to reject commonly held premises in the quest for new truths and to step before us with brave new ideas knowing that vilification will follow, even if history ultimately vindicates them. If cold fusion does fly, Pons and Fleischmann will be remembered as men who changed the course of human history; if cold fusion turns out to be a worktable mistake, well, let’s remember Pons and Fleischmann as two men who excited our imaginations for a while and who reminded us that we should not discourage pursuit of scientific knowledge, even if it flouts conventional wisdom–even if it is done without the benefit of a federal grant.

And for these words of reason, disdain poured upon him too.

Perhaps our message will prompt him to think back to those moments when he had the courage and fire to speak for what was right, and this time, feel the strong and worthy support behind him to do it again.

In politics, we don’t have to agree on everything.

We just need folks to do their jobs.

Join us in asking Congress to do theirs.

Why doesn’t the DOE consider LENR science and technology, and why isn’t the Patent Office prioritizing LENR patents?

Patent Office Memo

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Related Links

Turkey Today, Genius Tomorrow: Cold Fusion Attempt Has a Noble Lineage in Science by Representative Dana Rohrabacher for the Los Angeles Times June 17, 1989

Representative Dana Rohrabacher Congressional webpage.

Representative Roscoe Bartlett Congressional webpage.

House Sub-committee on Energy and Power from Contacting the Congress

House Sub-committee on Energy and Environment from Contacting the Congress

Patent Office Memo scanned by Jed Rothwell from LENR Library.

Letters to the Senate request hearings on DOE and USPTO.

This past week Cold Fusion Now sent letters to all the US Senators on the Energy Sub-Committee requesting hearings on the Department of Energy’s refusal to acknowledge LENR science as a part of its research funding AND the US Patent Office’s lack of action on LENR technology.

Join us!

These folks here are the designated energy policy makers who need to be educated on the emerging technology that promises clean energy and a 21rst century economy.

2011 US Senate Energy Natural Resources Committee
ENERGY SUBCOMMITTEE
http://energy.senate.gov/public/

Chairman Jeff Bingaman NM
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
TDD: (202) 224-1792
Tollfree (in NM): 1-800-443-8658

Ron Wyden OR
221 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3703
Phone: (202) 224-5244
Fax: (202) 228-2717

Tim Johnson SD
136 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
p. (202) 224-5842
f. (202) 228-5765

Mary Landrieu LA
431 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Telephone: (202) 224-5824
Fax: (202) 224-9735

Chairman Maria Cantwell WA
311 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-3441
202-228-0514 – FAX

Bernard Sanders VT
332 Dirksen Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone (202) 224-5141
Fax (202) 228-0776

Debbie Stabenow MI
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822

Mark Udall CO
Hart Office Building Suite SH-328
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-5941
F: 202-224-6471

Mark Udall CO
Pikes Peak Region
2880 International Circle
Suite 107
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
P: 719-471-3993

Jeanne Shaheen NH
520 Hart SOB
Washington, DC
20510 Ph: (202) 224-2841
Fax: (202) 228-3194

Al Franken MN
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5641

Joe Manchin WV
303 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-3954
Fax: 202-228-0002

Christopher Coons DE
127A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
(202) 224-5042

Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski AK
709 Hart Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Main: 202-224-6665
Fax: 202-224-5301

John Barasso WY
307 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-6441
Fax: 202-224-1724
Tollfree: 866-235-9553

James E. Risch ID
SR-483 Russell Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
tel: 202-224-2752
fax: 202-224-2573

Mike Lee UT
316 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-5444
Fax: 202-228-1168

Rand Paul KY
208 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-4343

Daniel Coats IN
493 Russell Office Bldg
Washington, DC, 20510
P: (202) 224-5623
F: (202) 228-1820

Rob Portman OH
338 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3353

John Hoeven ND
120 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC, 20510
Phone: 202-224-2551
Fax: 202-224-7999

Dean Heller NV
361-A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6244
Fax: 202-228-6753

Dean Heller
Lloyd George Federal Building
333 South Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 8203
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-388-6605
Fax: 702-388-6501

Bob Corker TN
SD-185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-3344
Fax: 202-228-0566

Letters are also en route to constituents of Florida, California, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Massachusetts to be postmarked and sent to their Senators’ local offices.

Don’t let this science be ignored while billions are wasted on obsolete non-solutions.

Don’t let this technology be derailed or delayed by excessive regulation.

The possibility of a peaceful future on this planet demands no less than all our effort, no matter how small.

As Infinite Energy magazine approaches its 100th issue, I was flipping through an old issue from 1995 (Volume 1 Number 3), I found this letter to editor Eugene Mallove from then Senator Bob Dole.

Notice “the anonymous contributor” that prompted Senator Dole to write. Perhaps a letter, a book, a conversation, a video, might yet turn on a light today in DC, or your hometown.

Senator Bob Dole

The loss of wildlife and marine species, a generation of young people with few opportunities, the elderly living on flyspecks in a world they don’t understand; in a vast universe of potential, is this the best humans can do?

Demand access to clean energy.

Demand jobs with integrity and purpose.

Demand the tools to empower your local community.

And make your demands clear to the people who serve at our pleasure.

We have the power; we have only to use it.

Congressional committee’s are next….http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Cold Fusion Now!

Progress

What is the opposite of progress?  Congress!  I have nothing against politicians, just thought we’d start out with a little levity.  But seriously, I don’t believe in progress, I believe that progress can occur in what I’ll call a closed system, but as far as a belief that everything is getting better, no.  Some things are better, some are worse.

What will we have with cold fusion?  Well, for some areas things will be quite different, but I venture to guess we will still be human.  I do not know that for sure, if/when cold fusion comes in, we will change from being energy dependent on the sun, either directly or indirectly through burning wood/coal/oil, to being independent from the sun, a status that only nuclear energy has right now.

Continue reading “Progress”

First Commercial Cold Fusion Steam Heat Generator For Sale

Order your Energy Catalyzer today!

It is the first thermal energy generator to be powered by the reaction between hydrogen and the metal nickel based on two-decades of research that began when Drs. Fleischmann and Pons announced cold fusion in 1989.

Essentially a hot-water boiler, the generator creates steam heat. Currently, coal-fired power plants create steam heat to make electricity for the power grid.

Energy Catalyzer 1 Megawatt
Photo: Daniele Passerini 1 MW Energy Catalyzer Steam Generator
The E-Cat steam heater is mobile, and does not need to be connected to a grid. The first sale was reported to be for use as a mobile heater for ‘remote camps’.

The units sell for $2000 per kilowatt housed inside a standard steel shipping container that will ship anywhere in the world. Sterling Allan of PESN who attended the recent deal-closing demonstration reports that all products are currently designed for industrial and agency use, and “smaller units for domestic use by individuals, [will be] ready in about a year’s time” citing pending certifications as the delay.

Potential buyers have a complete demonstration available to them before purchase including the opportunity to fully test the E-Cat generator to their satisfaction.

The high-energy return for hydrogen fuel that reacts inside a tiny piece of metal is akin to the energy generated by fusion. Fusion is where the central portions of atoms combine together releasing enormous amounts of energy many times greater than the chemical burning of oil, gas, or coal.

Conventional theories of fusion claim the process can only occur in the Sun, under intense pressure and heat. Hot fusionists have attempted to re-create those extreme conditions in the laboratory for half-a-century without success in generating over-unity power for more than a a second or two. Cold fusion occurs by as-yet unknown processes that are described by modern physics concepts of phonon resonance and quantum transitions inside a nuclear active environment.

Interactions between the hydrogen and the atoms of the solid metal occur that create heat, and even transmutation products, at room temperature. Updating the current theories to incorporate this phenomenon challenges mainstream scientists adamantly against investigating this very post-modern phenomenon.

Andrea Rossi
Andrea Rossi invents first commercial cold fusion energy generator.
Engineer and inventor of the Energy Catalyzer is Andrea A. Rossi. Having researched for two decades, many laboratories around the globe have regularly observed between 2, 6, and 25 times the energy return in these types of system. Mr. Rossi has managed to gain more than 200 times the energy return, and do it on-demand, a natural requisite for a commercial product.

He has also demonstrated his units in self-sustain mode, whereby there is no input power, and the energy return is exponentially increased.

The nickel-hydrogen exothermic reaction does not use radioactive material, and does not generate radiation like today’s nuclear power plants. There is no chain-reaction and no runaway scenario. If the generator gets too hot, the nickel powder melts, stopping the reaction.

This technology promises to disrupt the fossil fuel economy by generating cheap power from abundant fuel that is ultra-clean, mobile, and independent of the grid. The transformation will not be easy. Dr. Edmund Storms chatted with Cold Fusion Now about “Transitionhere.

Graphic artist Ashley Swanson from Miami, Florida illustrated the dense energy return for tiny amounts of fuel with this picture you can put on your website.

Nickel vs Oil
Put this graphic on your site.

O my peoples!

This is a fresh era for the new-energy movement. The courageous efforts of independent new-energy scientists who have labored for twenty-two years without funding, without recognition, and without respect, will be realized in the delivery of a revolutionary technology that they alone deserve commendation for.

If you are a business with heating or steam needs, contact the Leonardo Corporation about their E-Cat product line and get cold fusion technology delivered to your door today!

Cold Fusion Now!

Related Links

E-Cat orders being taken after a successful launch by Sterling Allan PESN

Leonardo Corporation homepage (previous bio-diesel product line showing)

E-Cat Northern Europe distributors homepage

Ashley Swanson graphic artist http://www.ashandburn.com/

Dr. Edmund Storms on “Transition” by Ruby Carat Cold Fusion Now October 24, 2011

Oil to Nickel: The E-Cat Energy Equivalence by Ruby Carat Cold Fusion Now October 4, 2011

Mass power outages from superstorms no issue for cold fusion

Storms hit the US hard this past year.

In August, a large hurricane took an unusual path and dumped record amounts of rain up the whole of the eastern coast, saturating grounds and leaving more than 6 million people without electrical power.

Just days ago, an early snowstorm in the northeast of the country broke tree limbs still full of leaves, downing power lines that left 3 million without power.

A surprise two-feet of snow hit some areas and brought business-as-usual to a halt as residents were trapped in their homes, without electricity, and in some cases without heat. Consequently, schools, shops and businesses were closed and billions of dollars of economic damage is added to the infrastructural damage. Close to a dozen people were reportedly killed by fallen power lines and other storm-related circumstances.

As climate change brings more severs swings in weather, from extreme heat and drought to early frost and bitter snowstorms, we enter into the waning moments of both the current economic model and energy paradigm. The confluence of environmental crisis meets economic and energy collapse in what some call a Clusterf**k.

Dismay and despair fill the minds of those who’ve lost everything amidst the crises. Occupy Wall Street is criticized by the corporate media outlets as having no clear demands, but they’re just not listening. The ills of this lifestyle are too complex to be managed by a talking head in 5 seconds.

Or is it? The simple solution to our ecological, economic, and energy problems may be described in two seconds or less.

Cold fusion.

The radical new energy that can be generated on location, as needed, without the requirement of power lines and substations. That’s right, cold fusion technology means you generate your own power in your own house when you need it, not connected to any grid or centralized power plant. Robust and resiliant, cold fusion technology will be our energy go-to as the fossil fuel infrastructure fades away into ruin.

Cold fusion energy means:

NO centrally located coal plants.
NO centrally located nuclear plants using dangerous radioactive fuel.
NO high-voltage electricity substations.
NO power lines across the wilderness, in town, or on your street.
NO power companies monitoring your consumption and dictating your bill.

Cold fusion is disruptive technology that will change the energy industry from a centralized corporate hierarchy to a decentralized individual network. It is for this and other reasons that cold fusion science has been abandoned by the Department of Energy, a federal entity populated with oil and coal industry veterans as well as hot fusion enthusiasts.

Looking at all the power plants along the eastern US coast that were in the path of Hurricane Irene this year shows the risk that large centralized power plants pose.

HURRICANE-IRENE-POWER-OUTAGES

Dangerous toxins from coal and coal ash, radioactive fuels, oil and gas pipeline ruptures, all pose a threat to the environment we live in.

Losing services due to weather related events risk the well-being of residents who relay on electricity to power medical devices, food refrigeration, and other important needs.

The economic toll becomes incalculable when homes, businesses, schools and government offices are without power.

This past August, as a hurricane hit the coast, the state of Texas was suffering from a long drought with more days of 100-degree-and-above temperatures than any year since records began. With the drought, farmers lost crops and cattle, wildlife suffered from lack of food and water, and costs shot up when electricity needs increased.

texas-electricity-cost-heatwave-chart

As our economy runs down the peak oil slope, higher fossil fuel costs, loss of jobs coupled with the exponential growth of paper money create human and ecological tragedies that are sure to continue, unless we change paths.

Cold fusion is a reaction that takes place between hydrogen and the atoms inside a solid metal. The metal is “host” to the reaction, but the atoms of the metal also take part in the energy-generating process.

The first commercial device to be released for industrial use runs on simple hydrogen, the main element in water, along with the metal nickel, just like the nickel in your pocket. Called a nickel-hydrogen exothermic reaction the device makes steam heat, heat is clean. There is no carbon dioxide emitted during the reaction.

A single 1 Megawatt nickel-hydrogen E-Cat, the cold fusion-based steam generator created by inventor Andrea A. Rossi, would consume about 20 kilograms of nickel powder and 36 kilograms of hydrogen each year with the only by-product is steam and hot water. The nickel is recyclable after six-months of operation.

On the other hand, a 1 Megawatt coal-fired power plant will burn 20,000 rail cars of coal each year. At 183.65 metric tons CO2 per railcar [see here], that’s 3.7 million metric tons of CO2 for 20,000 railcars.

Since a metric ton is 1000 kilograms, that 3.7 billion kilograms of CO2 emitted annually from a single 1 MW coal-fired power plant.

Nature is not finished with us. In fact, she’s only just begun. With 7 billion people on this planet extracting resources exponentially, climate change and extreme weather add another layer to the stressed social and economic systems.

Cold fusion offers a path to navigate the near-future crises that inevitably will affect our planet to a greater degree. And when storms take the power out, it offers a safe, clean, energy that you have the perogative to turn on and off at will, your will.

Cold Fusion Now!

Related Links

Edmund Storms on “Transition” Cold Fusion Now video October 24, 2011

The Answer to All Our Energy Problems video by Alien Scientist transcribed by Sterling Allan PESN

CO2 Emissions Report July 2000 from EIA

Emissions from Energy Consumption at Conventional Power Plants from EIA