Many E-Cat follower have noticed how ever since the January news conference when Rossi and Focardi introduced the energy catalyzer to the world the topic has been virtually ignored by media organizations around the world. The Swedish magazine NyTeknik has been virtually alone among established publications in following the E-Cat, and they have provided an invaluable service.
There as signs that this virtual blackout might be changing now. Since the beginning of October there have been a few more outfits taking notice and publishing stories that are balanced and quite positive.
Here are some articles that have come out recently along with some key quotes from them:
Cheap Power: An Overnight Revolution (Computerworld, Oct 14)
“We could see a world where ubiquitous power generation is so cheap it wouldn’t be worth metering (as a consequence, Rossi would become the wealthiest man in the world, assuming that all of the vested interests in the existing oil and power economies didn’t have him bumped off).
“It remains to be seen whether this is really all some kind of mistake, which seems unlikely, or a hoax, which seems equally implausible because, if it is all bogus, then there’s no obvious upside for Rossi or any of the others involved.
“So, Oct. 28 will be a big day. If the demonstration goes ahead as planned either we’re going to be really disappointed or we’ll be on the brink of something that will change the world forever.
‘You thought the adoption of the Web was fast? This could change everything overnight.”
E-Cat: The Video Test in Bologna (Focus.it, Oct 14 — In Italian)
” The test of October 6 was the first of its kind for the E-Cat, the invention of Andrea Rossi using the principle of nuclear fusion could produce abundant energy at low cost. His “catalyst for energy” (E-Cat) has in fact worked in self-sustaining, ie without electrical power, producing energy through a reaction that is supposed to be “nuclear fusion” controlled, no radioactive emissions and low temperature (and therefore is called “cold fusion”)”
Cold Fusion Rears its Head as E-Cat Research Promises to Change the World (Wired.co.uk, Oct 6)
“Because it does not produce carbon dioxide, the E-Cat solves the CO2 emissionproblem at a stroke. Transport, manufacturing and heating will all switch over to E-Cat because of the lower costs, and fossil fuels would become a thing of the past. Britain’s reliance on imported gas would end, and oil imports would all but cease, being confined to a few niche applications. Oil companies, and oil-based economies, would collapse.
“It’s an appealing vision — unless you happen to be working in one of the sectors that would be affected — but until later this month we can’t tell if it’s for real.”
It’s interesting and quite refreshing to see established journalists paying attention to this story, and to hear them saying many of the same things that long-time observers have been saying.
Andrea Rossi will need publicity and media attention if he wants to achieve his dream of making the E-Cat a ubiquitous form of cheap and abundant energy. Increased media attention, however, will put extra pressure on him — especially when it comes to the upcoming demonstration on October 28th. If things go wrong on that day it might be a blow that would be difficult to recover from — nothing seems to spread faster across the Internet than a spectacular failure!