On the 12th of September US Senate candidate from Michigan, Randy Hekman, published his “Where I Stand” thesis and nailed it onto his website, which can be found in the “what I believe” section. He lists 15 points and the 8th point deals with energy where unequivocally endorses LENR as the most plausible of all energy production programs. His statement runs thus, “The best alternative energy program is Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR). We must work to develop this energy program.” When asked why he believes it is “the best alternative energy program,” he cites its virtual limitlessness, safety and durability. With a statement like this, it is very plausible that a few will heed his statement and perhaps order and buy E-Cat products (plants of 1 MW now and 10 kW in one year), as this is the only existing and commercially functional LENR product for now.
He was later asked about his attitude toward Rossi and Energy Catalyzer, to which he responded with much skepticism, however, giving more credence to the technology of Larsen and Widom. Perhaps we won’t see him buy E-Cat, but rather invest in the Larsen-Widom work. His skepticism for E-Cats is fueled by the secrecy and that’s totally understandable as many feel the same way.
Earlier it was reported that Mitt Romney, who is running for the presidential race, referred in his interview with Washington Examiner to cold fusion. And now Hekman openly speaks of LENR as “the best alternative energy program.” Statements like these issued by political figures will ultimately increase rates for Rossi’s commercial campaign as well, and therefore the numbers of those, who would want to buy E-Cat units will also grow. Not bad – politics and LENR make a good team!