With the US presidential campaign getting into full swing and the World’s energy crisis supposedly high on the agenda, E-Cat World has raised the question of whether or not President Obama is even aware of the possibility of alternative energy through LENR. With gasoline prices spiking, President Obama has been addressing energy issues on the campaign trail and, speaking at a Daimler truck plant in North Carolina, he spoke of oil as “the fuel of the past” and called for action to promote alternatives.
“We’ve got to develop every source of American energy; not just oil and gas, but wind power and solar power, nuclear power, biofuels. We need to invest in the technology that will help us use less oil in our cars and our trucks, in our buildings, in our factories. That’s the only solution to the challenge, because as we start using less, that lowers the demand, prices come down,” said Obama.
For anyone following LENR technologies it will be disheartening to find no mention whatsoever of LENR in that statement. This is perhaps not entirely surprising, given that the field remains largely out of favour with the scientific community, perhaps even more so in the US than elsewhere. But, as E-Cat World suggests, one might at least hope that Obama’s science advisers have alerted him to some of the work and discussion going on with LENR within his own government (specifically in the military and at NASA). Perhaps, it is still too early for the subject to be raised without fear of criticism for endorsing an unproven technology? Being optimistic, we certainly prefer to think that it is reticence on his part rather than ignorance.
Away from the political field, there does seem to be a gradually increasing awareness that LENR holds real possibilities as a viable alternative to many sources of fuel. As the months go by it seems less and less likely that it will be given any air-time in the current political campaign. Sooner or later there will surely be a breakthrough that brings this area of research to the forefront in the search for cheaper, cleaner energy?
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