Bill McDonough Publishes and Praises Tom Darden’s LENR Speech

American designer and architect William McDonough has published a page on his website titled “Investing in Innovation for the Common Good: An appreciation and presentation of Thomas F. Darden’s speech on Low Energy Nuclear Reaction” which includes the full text of the speech on LENR that Tom Darden, CEO of Cherokee Investment Partners, gave at the ICCF19 conference. McDonough and Darden are friends and colleagues who have worked together on environmental projects over the years, and on his site, McDonough praises Darden for his leadership and vision in the LENR cause. He writes:

My longstanding friend, Tom Darden, has given much of his professional life to creating opportunities for people to collaborate in the public interest. In 1985, he founded Cherokee Environmental Group, an investment company dedicated to science-based solutions to environmental problems. Cherokee has invested in more than 100 companies engaged in developing clean energy technologies and working to restore the health of the air, water, and soil all over the world, from India to Indonesia to rural China. Tom believes that “in order to address the world’s environmental problems, solutions must be ubiquitous—they cannot exist only in Europe and the United States.”

To advance innovation and ubiquity, he is developing “ecosystems of collaboration, with great scientists working together to develop the many systems and technologies society will need to shift away from polluting fossil fuels.” His goal is to “bring non-polluting energy to those who need it most, especially in the developing world . . .

Last spring, speaking at the 19th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, a gathering presenting new findings in low energy nuclear reaction research, Tom presented his vision for a future of scientific invention in the public interest . . .

And so, in honor of working with human values to create abiding value for society, here is Tom’s speech in its entirety. As you’ll see, it resonates with the founders’ recognition that liberty and equality empower one to invent and share ideas, and in so doing, continually enrich our common wealth of knowledge and enhance the public good. It’s a pleasure to share his thoughts with you.

William McDonough has spoken publicly about LENR (see here), and Andrea Rossi says that he has met McDonough at the Industrial Heat factory in Raleigh, North Carolina (see here) So it seems that McDonough has some level of inside information about what is going on with the E-Cat, and he is obviously impressed with his friend Tom Darden’s championing of the technology.

McDonough is an influential thinker in the field of environmental design (he has co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make ThingsCradle to Cradle and other books on biomimicry in design) and is well known and well connected in business and political circles internationally. His vote of confidence in Tom Darden’s support of LENR could get some attention.

  • Hank Mills

    Btw, Rossi has confirmed to me that his relationship and position in Industrial Heat has not changed.

    • Mark

      Brilliant I was getting worried 🙂

  • psi2u2

    I don’t think that either Rossi or IH owes anyone an explanation of their relationship. To my way of thinking, the only persons who would have a legitimate interest in such details would be investors. Therefore I don’t see any reason to press the issue and agree entirely with AlainCo’s comment.

  • GreenWin

    The more one views the players and attitudes of the Cherokee/IH team – the more impressive they are. Here is an investment entity with a global, equitable vision to raise the quality of life for the entire human race. That takes exceptional vision, courage, and investment. One would be hard pressed to find a better team for Dr. Rossi. Whatever the licensing relationship between IH and Rossi – he is in good hands with IH/Cherokee.

    • bachcole

      And keep in mind that Rossi held out and choose Cherokee/IH. Cherokee/IH is a reflection of Rossi’s character.

      • psi2u2

        Yep.

    • psi2u2

      Definitely. Its great to see the story developing along these lines.

  • http://www.lenrnews.eu/lenr-summary-for-policy-makers/ AlainCo

    the talk of Darden is old, and the words are quite meaningless if you have corporate experience…

    what was important at ICCF19 was Tom darden presence, and existence of his speech.

    here what is important is Bill McDonough support.
    this simply mean that this is an important subject, and this is posted today.

    It cancel the idea that IH is breaking from Rossi…
    Tom darden relations like BMcD are aware it is real.
    Who knows if it is not an answer telegraphed by Tom Darden…

  • georgehants

    Many of the words used are inspirational in this sad selfish World, I think.

    • Stephen

      I fully agree George. Very inspirational and I truely hope it works out this way. Work like this by inspired and creative individuals and visionary supporters if used in the right way has the potential to go along way to dampen and heal the anger, distrust and fear in the world. I was inspired that e-cat and LENR may be only part of their vision.

      In this internet connected world I hope they can also engage the wider world community to develope and use the technology in inspiring ways that benefit everyone and to help diminish the causes of conflict. involving the people like this can go along way to achieving that end. This could be the greatest gift of LENR.

      • georgehants

        Stephen, I really appreciate your reply and could not agree with your wise comment more.
        Best

        • GreenWin

          Nicely put George and Stephan.

  • hempenearth

    I never understood how the gas cat ever fitted in with McDonough’s idea of “doing good instead of doing less bad”, or turning completely around instead of just slowing down as you head toward the edge of the cliff, or less emissions instead of zero emissions.

    • Omega Z

      The E-cat still consumes energy. I believe the Gas cat is but a stop gap measure. A stepping stone.

      If the E-cat could use N-gas verses electricity, It consumes less energy.
      We produce Electricity using N-gas with a conversion of 3Kw of N-gas to get 1Kw of electricity. Or If it worked, you could just use 1Kw of N-gas. A savings of 2Kw of N-gas.

      The Ultimate goal in time would be to use electricity produced by another E-cat. However, this will take time.

  • bachcole

    This is actually a data point for Rossi’s description of the current level of development the E-Cat.

    • http://www.lenrnews.eu/lenr-summary-for-policy-makers/ AlainCo

      it oppose the skeptic interpretation of recent E-cat property discussion…

  • http://renewable.50webs.com/ Christopher Calder

    Leonardo Corporation has stock. Who owns that stock now? Does Rossi own 51%, 49%, or 25%? Rossi has to answer to a board of directors, meaning other stockholders. It seems the debate about Leonardo Corporation and its relationship to Industrial Heat LLC misses the point of stock ownership. If you owned 25% of IBM stock back in 1950, how rich would you be by 1965?