For some time now, since www.science.gov and www.scienceaccelerator.gov first appeared, both of which are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) and Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), there is still “0” information at the DOE’s home page, www.energy.gov, with respect to either LENR or Cold Fusion.
This is hard to understand in light of the fact both the aforementioned web sites have better than 1,000 selected pieces of information from NASA and many of the other National Labs and Universities.
WHY DOES THE DOE LAG BEHIND?
Something nags me about the state of denial that exists at their home page.
Can someone fill me in?
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It’s the elephant in the room you’re not supposed to notice. They want China to take the lead.
WOW, THAT’S PRETTY RUDE TO THINK THAT THEY WOULD SELL US OUT TO CHINA. Tell me it’s not true!
I think that each and every country has it within its self to pull together a program within their own borders. The development of the third world may depend on it. Can you imagine a fully electrified Africa. How much of Honduras currently has electricity? The AGE FIRE must giveway to that of NEW FIRE. Do you get my drift?
OK, here’s the less sinister version: Perhaps they flatter themselves by thinking that people won’t question anything they say. But will the Chinese stop investigating LENR because people in swivel chairs say there’s nothing to it? The outcome is the same. China will take the lead.
My friend Bob says we in the U.S. will be the last to get cold fusion.
Yeah, you can’t collect a carbon tax if there aren’t any CO2 emissions.
This article The Great American Bubble Machine by Matt Taibbi originally appeared in the July 9-23, 2009 of Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-great-american-bubble-machine-20100405
A GREAT read, and the last part reproduced here:
BUBBLE #6 Global Warming
Fast-forward to today. It’s early June in Washington, D.C. Barack Obama, a popular young politician whose leading private campaign donor was an investment bank called Goldman Sachs — its employees paid some $981,000 to his campaign — sits in the White House. Having seamlessly navigated the political minefield of the bailout era, Goldman is once again back to its old business, scouting out loopholes in a new government-created market with the aid of a new set of alumni occupying key government jobs.
Gone are Hank Paulson and Neel Kashkari; in their place are Treasury chief of staff Mark Patterson and CFTC chief Gary Gensler, both former Goldmanites. (Gensler was the firm’s co-head of finance.) And instead of credit derivatives or oil futures or mortgage-backed CDOs, the new game in town, the next bubble, is in carbon credits — a booming trillion dollar market that barely even exists yet, but will if the Democratic Party that it gave $4,452,585 to in the last election manages to push into existence a groundbreaking new commodities bubble, disguised as an “environmental plan,” called cap-and-trade.
The new carbon credit market is a virtual repeat of the commodities-market casino that’s been kind to Goldman, except it has one delicious new wrinkle: If the plan goes forward as expected, the rise in prices will be government-mandated. Goldman won’t even have to rig the game. It will be rigged in advance.
Here’s how it works: If the bill passes, there will be limits for coal plants, utilities, natural-gas distributors and numerous other industries on the amount of carbon emissions (a.k.a. greenhouse gases) they can produce per year. If the companies go over their allotment, they will be able to buy “allocations” or credits from other companies that have managed to produce fewer emissions. President Obama conservatively estimates that about $646 billion worth of carbon credits will be auctioned in the first seven years; one of his top economic aides speculates that the real number might be twice or even three times that amount.
The feature of this plan that has special appeal to speculators is that the “cap” on carbon will be continually lowered by the government, which means that carbon credits will become more and more scarce with each passing year. Which means that this is a brand new commodities market where the main commodity to be traded is guaranteed to rise in price over time. The volume of this new market will be upwards of a trillion dollars annually; for comparison’s sake, the annual combined revenues of all electricity suppliers in the U.S. total $320 billion.
Goldman wants this bill. The plan is (1) to get in on the ground floor of paradigm-shifting legislation, (2) make sure that they’re the profit-making slice of that paradigm and (3) make sure the slice is a big slice. Goldman started pushing hard for cap-and-trade long ago, but things really ramped up last year when the firm spent $3.5 million to lobby climate issues. (One of their lobbyists at the time was none other than Patterson, now Treasury chief of staff.) Back in 2005, when Hank Paulson was chief of Goldman, he personally helped author the bank’s environmental policy, a document that contains some surprising elements for a firm that in all other areas has been consistently opposed to any sort of government regulation. Paulson’s report argued that “voluntary action alone cannot solve the climate change problem.” A few years later, the bank’s carbon chief, Ken Newcombe, insisted that cap-and-trade alone won’t be enough to fix the climate problem and called for further public investments in research and development. Which is convenient, considering that Goldman made early investments in wind power (it bought a subsidiary called Horizon Wind Energy), renewable diesel (it is an investor in a firm called Changing World Technologies) and solar power (it partnered with BP Solar), exactly the kind of deals that will prosper if the government forces energy producers to use cleaner energy. As Paulson said at the time, “We’re not making those investments to lose money.”
The bank owns a 10 percent stake in the Chicago Climate Exchange, where the carbon credits will be traded. Moreover, Goldman owns a minority stake in Blue Source LLC, a Utah-based firm that sells carbon credits of the type that will be in great demand if the bill passes. Nobel Prize winner Al Gore, who is intimately involved with the planning of cap-and-trade, started up a company called Generation Investment Management with three former bigwigs from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, David Blood, Mark Ferguson and Peter Harris. Their business? Investing in carbon offsets. There’s also a $500 million Green Growth Fund set up by a Goldmanite to invest in green-tech … the list goes on and on. Goldman is ahead of the headlines again, just waiting for someone to make it rain in the right spot. Will this market be bigger than the energy futures market?
“Oh, it’ll dwarf it,” says a former staffer on the House energy committee.
Well, you might say, who cares? If cap-and-trade succeeds, won’t we all be saved from the catastrophe of global warming? Maybe — but cap-and-trade, as envisioned by Goldman, is really just a carbon tax structured so that private interests collect the revenues. Instead of simply imposing a fixed government levy on carbon pollution and forcing unclean energy producers to pay for the mess they make, cap-and-trade will allow a small tribe of greedy-as-hell Wall Street swine to turn yet another commodities market into a private tax collection scheme. This is worse than the bailout: It allows the bank to seize taxpayer money before it’s even collected.
“If it’s going to be a tax, I would prefer that Washington set the tax and collect it,” says Michael Masters, the hedge fund director who spoke out against oil futures speculation. “But we’re saying that Wall Street can set the tax, and Wall Street can collect the tax. That’s the last thing in the world I want. It’s just asinine.”
Cap-and-trade is going to happen. Or, if it doesn’t, something like it will. The moral is the same as for all the other bubbles that Goldman helped create, from 1929 to 2009. In almost every case, the very same bank that behaved recklessly for years, weighing down the system with toxic loans and predatory debt, and accomplishing nothing but massive bonuses for a few bosses, has been rewarded with mountains of virtually free money and government guarantees — while the actual victims in this mess, ordinary taxpayers, are the ones paying for it.
It’s not always easy to accept the reality of what we now routinely allow these people to get away with; there’s a kind of collective denial that kicks in when a country goes through what America has gone through lately, when a people lose as much prestige and status as we have in the past few years. You can’t really register the fact that you’re no longer a citizen of a thriving first-world democracy, that you’re no longer above getting robbed in broad daylight, because like an amputee, you can still sort of feel things that are no longer there.
But this is it. This is the world we live in now. And in this world, some of us have to play by the rules, while others get a note from the principal excusing them from homework till the end of time, plus 10 billion free dollars in a paper bag to buy lunch. It’s a gangster state, running on gangster economics, and even prices can’t be trusted anymore; there are hidden taxes in every buck you pay. And maybe we can’t stop it, but we should at least know where it’s all going.
OH, and here’s my part:
COLD FUSION NOW!
Hey, Well I guess I’m pretty well filled in on it now. At first glance it looks as if big money is simply out to rob us again, but they have to look after their own interests, as well,as the interests of 100,000’s of employees. It seems to me that there has to be some sort of transitional plan, and way to avoid chaos by all of a sudden flooding the marketplace with cold fusion devices. Doing so could conceivably make things substantially worse in many areas. They certainly understand that several new technologies are going to be a game changer for them, maybe they’re looking for a way to participate and not get entirely clobbered in the process. What do you think kiddo? Do I want to be to nice about it?
Holy smokes! Look at this:
What are you trying to tell me exactly?
The ruder thought can’t be ruled out.
If energy is essential for people, the main mission of DOE is to understand general laws of Universe via the Big Bang- high energy Physics (Hot Fusion) which rythm our life today. These holistic science progress would not be possible with a too simple CF/ LENR technology rather reserved to lesser prestigious researchers as Biophysicists and Electrochemists. HF, High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and their Spin Up (ITER) must be continued and improved by a cheapest CF/LENR energy apport.
My guess: NSA, DOD, and others are aware of potential runaway reactions that could be used by the wrong people. A powerful energy source is just that – Rossi’s third party testers and others have experienced meltdowns. Given the governmental paranoia leading to millions of ‘taps’ and the gathering of information about almost any and all electronic transmissions: Is it surprising that our govt agencies are in a full court press to contain casual information about a new and potentially dangerous process releasing energy that is barely understood?
Based on the known incidents, you appear to vastly overestimate the danger factor.
My intuition, from corporate experience is that they are not “as an organization” aware of LENR.
Big organization are made of individual with individual motive, and a little group motive.
LENR is officially a fraud, and if you know that LENR is real, you also know that you can be insulted muddied, ridiculed, by the uninformed majority, and especially the very conformist top management…
the result is that even really honest and motivated executive, stay silent about LENR.
the most crazy and suicidal executive talk of their discovery and they boss, don’t relay it.
Some ambitious managers may try to find a handful of people aware of LENR, around them, and prepare something . Of course they will hide, and the few who will see them will not publish it not to be muddied themselves.
The counterexample is National Instruments boss who have been clear that he respect LENR as science.
This is why his executives dared to look at LENR. They know they will be hero, but unlike people at DoD, DoE, the won’t be fired before being heroes.
“The graphene super supercapacitor, a key to LENR hybride vehicles.”
This is opening line in a blog I saw of yours just the other day. Did you suddenly become enlightened. Ampenergo partnered with NASA, checkout the Energy Gateway. I believe they want to make graphene housings. Perhaps for just the motor, perhaps for LENR itself. Seems like a match to me.
They aren’t aware of LENR? It was the 1989 DeO review that stigmatized cold fusion! The head of the panel called it “pathological science”!
Hey Guys I suggest that you both consult with Dennis Bushnell at NASA’s Langley Research Center. No fear in that mans heart. He is a forward thinker, whereas many folks at the DoE are rearward thinkers. The world can do its best to stifle this new technology, but there really is no reason to continue slathering ourselves in oil and contaminating the world with radioactive crap!! What I want to know is what the underlying reason for the seming DISCONNECT AT THE DoE. Would someone please address that.
We Are In A Muddle Here
Yes, WHAT the HECK is REALLY GOING ON Here is a valid reaction.
Gotcha’ ya dang Muddlers.
1. To make turbid or muddy.
2. To mix confusedly; jumble.
3. To confuse or befuddle (the mind) See Synonyms at confuse.
4. To mismanage or bungle.
5. To stir or mix gently.
To think, act, or proceed in a confused or aimless manner: muddled along.
1. A disordered condition; a mess or jumble.
2. Mental confusion.
Phrasal Verb: Muddle Through
To push on to a favorable outcome in a disorganized way.
Muddle-Moddelen [Possibly from obsolete Dutch moddelen, to make water muddy, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of*modden, to make muddy, from modde, mud.]
Noun: One who muddles (confuses) the minds of others or distorts subjects through rumor and innuendo.
Muddle (here is a second look)
1. (often foll by up) to mix up (objects, items, etc.); jumble
2. to confuse
3. to make (water) muddy or turbulent
4. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) US to mix or stir (alcoholic drinks, etc.)
A state of physical or mental confusion
[perhaps from Middle Dutch moddelen to make muddy]
Muddled – adjective
Muddledness , Muddlement – nouns
Muddling – adjective & noun
Muddlingly – adverb
Muddly – adjective
Being in a muddle has been part of the Cold Fusion LENR info wars since the beginning of time.
We all are coping with it.
Hence Cold Fusion Now and all these other folks who are honestly trying to help others.
We are all in the process of helping Josephine and Joe Public to figure it out…
see: Muddling through it.
Un-muddling it… So to speak.
Figuring out the shenanagins of cold fusion now.
No more muddling allowed.
Thank you all.
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And all others beyond rememberance and yet to come…
Hey Greg, Is Muddlinglingly a word?
What happened to THERMACORE cold fusion?
The key players behind Thermacore…
The Blood of the Martyrs
A one-act play by Percival Wilde is based on the short story by Stephen Vincent Benet, later adapted by Donald MacFarlane for the radio, and broadcast over station WQXR in New York City, Dec 7, 1938.
The play stars Professor Malzius and is a story about truth in science that sheds a relevant light on possible reasons for the falsification of data by the hot fusion lab at MIT; both the subsequent persecution and the continued quality and perseverance of cold fusion scientists researchers and theorists.
Mr. Wilde summarizes for the press… “Mr Benet is a poet who has brought to his prose writing the spiritual and imaginative qualities that characterize his verse. His conception, in the short story, which became the basis of the present play, may be stated concisely…
If the scientist does not teach the objective truth as he knows it, there will be an end to continuity and to science. Many men have sought the truth, but have, in these horrible days, compromised with their consciences so that they may continue to work; but to the true scientist compromise is unthinkable. It is better for him to die at his post than to lend the weight of his authority to the spread of false beliefs, and this is both the tragedy and triumph of Malzius: if there are enough men like him the world will emerge from the quagmire of expedient creed into which the dictators have led it.
‘The blood of the martyrs,’ declared Tertullian, ‘is the seed of the Church.’ In these times the blood of the martyrs is the seed of liberalism and science and truth.”
Louis Pasteur Dies After Speech Triumphant
For further reflection are the words of Louis Pasteur, in his last speech, given upon being awarded the Diamond Cross of Saint -Anne by the Czar of Russia. (for saving thousands dying of rabies)
Louis Pasteur addresses his words to the students in the crowd, his voice ringing with conviction…
“You young men, doctors and scientists of the future, do not let your selves be tainted by a barren skepticism, nor discouraged by the sadness of certain hours that creep over nations. Do not become angry at your opponents, for no scientific theory has ever been accepted without opposition.
Live in the serene peace of libraries and laboratories.
Say to yourselves first: ‘What have I done for my instruction?’ and as you gradually advance:
‘What am I accomplishing?’
Until the time comes when you may have the immense happiness of thinking that you have contributed in some way to the welfare and progress of mankind.” (Vallery-Radot 1901, vol. 2, pp. 297–298)
Is This Andrea Rossis partner?
This says it was/is….
The fresh agreement outlines commercial plans in North- and South America for the energy catalyzer – the device that seems to produce large amounts of energy via a hitherto unknown and not fully understood nuclear reaction.
Under the agreement, a newly formed company, Ampenergo, will receive part of the royalties on all sales of licenses and products built on the energy catalyzer in the Americas.
Links to U.S. authorities are evident.
The founders of Ampenergo are Karl Norwood, Richard Noceti, Robert Gentile and Craig Cassarino.
Two of them also founded the consulting firm LTI – Leonardo Technologies Inc. – which for 10 years has been working on contracts amounting to several millions of dollars for the U.S. Defense and Energy departments, and with a recent contract with DOE amounting to 95 million dollars.
Robert Gentile was also Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy during the early 1990’s.
Three of the founders have known Andrea Rossi since 1996 and have been working with him previously. Rossi also co-founded LTI, but sold his stake in the late 1990’s.
Formally, the agreement has been made between Ampenergo and Rossi’s American company, Leonardo Corporation (not to be confused with LTI).
Craig Cassarino, vice president of Ampenergo, when did you sign the agreement?
Cassarino: We signed it two months ago.
Why did you form a new company?
Cassarino: We formed Ampenergo, because Ampenergo and LTI involve different people and they are separate companies that do completely different things. LTI is an energy engineering and consulting firm, while Ampenergo will be focused on developing and commercializing the Energy Catalyzer.
How much do you pay for the agreement?
Cassarino: Unfortunately that’s confidential.
Have you paid anything to Rossi yet?
Cassarino: Yes we have.
Cassarino: Let’s put it like this, it was an important piece of the equation.
If they are not his parter then why not? What happenned?
This news is years old so why such mystery now unless this is flawed..
I’m confused.. please explain.
Is Ampenergo Andrea Rossis partner?
This company is in OHIO, which does get cold, and also requires HEAT!
Correct me because i’m confused otherwise.
We don’t know who his partner is yet. The Ampenergo news was a while back, and I’m not sure what happened, or if they are still in play. Anything at all is only speculation. We just have to wait and see. I know it’s hard, cause I want that Cold Fusion NOW!!! 🙂
I also have been in this from the 2011 teaser year.
AmpEnergo has people from LEONARDO TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED, which Rossi was a part of, It is not the same as Leonardo Corporation dewspite the crazy similar names.
Rossi says this plant will be ecat heated… OHIO requires heat.
We never heard anything dispelling Ampenergo as the partner as far as I know.
It makes sense.. It is old news.
See if we can buy 1 share in Ampenergo and then we can see everything.
It does make you wonder when things go silent…
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