I have wondered when the E-Cat would enter into the political arena, and who the first politician would be to come out and endorse E-Cat technology as an energy solution — well now I know, and it’s someone I had never heard of before. Republican Senator Bruce Tarr is the Senate Minority Leader in the Massachusetts legislature and appears interested in promoting the development and commercialization of Andrea Rossi’s invention. As a local politician he is naturally seeking to find ways to bring benefits to his state through this technology.
Senator Tarr writes on his Tarr Talk blog:
“Mr. Rossi’s reactor, if successfully proven and developed, has the potential to change the way the world deals with energy, and I’m pleased that he’s willing to discuss basing its production in Massachusetts. Rossi began his schedule in the state this morning and it will conclude later in the evening.
Rossi’s E-Cat reactor, which has thus far been developed and tested in the Italian city of Bologna, is intended to produce large amounts of energy from a reaction between nickel and hydrogen. The reaction produces heat which then heats water to produce steam, from which electricity can be generated. Importantly, the process creates little to no radiation, a major problem for the nuclear fission process currently used to produce power in reactors around the world.
The enormous potential of this technology demands that it be addressed by the best scientific minds in the world. Since Massachusetts is the home of some of the best colleges and universities in the world, it makes sense for that process to happen here.”
Tarr, like many other people who learn about the E-Cat, seems to be recognizing that E-Cat technology could provide real solutions to energy problems, and is wanting to find ways to help this technology come to light. He doesn’t seem to be concerned about the safety aspects of this nuclear reactor if “little to no” radiation is emitted by this technology.
It should be remembered that Tarr is the Minority Leader of a very small minority in the Massachusetts Senate (only four of 39 senators are Republicans), and so may not carry a huge amount of influence when it comes to setting government policy. It will be interesting to learn how his colleagues in the state government respond to proposals he brings forward regarding this technology — the speed of the proliferation of E-Cat devices could depend in large measure on how it is perceived by elected officials.