Cold fusion refers to nuclear reactions that take place at much lower temperatures than the plasma conditions where fusion occurs in the interior of the sun and other stars. The obvious public welfare benefits of energy produced by cold fusion at very low cost were noted when its discovery was announced in 1989 by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. However, the claimed phenomenon was rejected by mainstream science within a year of the announcement. Although cold fusion has been held in disrepute since its rejection, continued investigation – and particularly recent favorable developments – have found that the phenomenon is likely to be real and may yet realize its potential as a major energy source.
G&A seeks to be at the cold fusion forefront, not only in helping its promise to be realized, but also in dealing with its potential secondary impacts and unintended consequences. An evidence-based approach is utilized to develop rational public policy for cold fusion development and dealing with potential adverse secondary impacts. Additional services are provided to help ensure a fully defensible scientific approach in conducing cold fusion investigations. Example projects and accomplishments are shown below.
- Verification of Cold Fusion Demonstrations by Investigators at Italy’s National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)
- Public Policy Planning for Broad Deployment of Cold Fusion for Energy Production (Paper Presented at 17th International Conference on Cold Fusion, Daejeon, South Korea, 2012)
- Initiative for Cold Fusion Public Policy Development at the Center for International Energy & Environmental Policy (CIEEP), The University of Texas at Austin
- The Changing Landscape of Cold Fusion and Public Policy Planning for Its Broad Deployment for Energy Production in the U.S.
- Policy Research Projects (PRPs) for Emerging Energy Technologies (Including Cold Fusion): Co-Instructor for Two PRPs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
- Evidence-Based Public Policy toward Cold Fusion: Rational Choices for a Potential Alternative Energy Source (Professional Report for Master of Public Affairs Degree, LBJ School of Public Affairs)
- Open Source Science Applied to CMNS Research: A Paradigm for Enhancing Cold Fusion Prospects and the Public Interest (Poster Session, 14th International Conference on Cold Fusion, Washington, DC, 2008)
G&A services in cold fusion are solidly founded on Dr. Grimshaw’s activities in the field for more than six years.