E-Cat World recently published an interesting post by Mr David Hook who had written to The Department of Energy & Climate Change UK with regards to the Governmental line on LENR. His reply does at least confirm that they are aware of “a number of reactor designs and technologies proposed for operation around the world” but states that “Industry has not indicated that they would be looking to deploy them in the UK.”
The Department is firmly of the opinion that “Ultimately, it is for industry to decide what type of technology or fuel to use in its future reactor systems and as yet no proposals or arguments to develop cold fusion technology have been put forward.”
Interestingly they add that, “We understand that both Industry and a majority of the scientific community view the claims of the University of Bologna with some significant scepticism, particularly towards whether a nuclear process is taking place. Guiseppe Levi, who arranged a demonstration of Andrea Rossi’s experiment at Bologna, has concluded that more experiments are needed to ascertain what processes are occurring.”
In conclusion, they confirm that they will continue to maintain “a watching brief” but they “Do not see this as a priority area for research, in the context of constrained budgets.” This could be viewed as the “same old stance” or, at best, an official acknowledgement that they are at least aware of the various research that is on-going in this field. Not exactly sticking their neck out, but they wouldn’t have expected them to.