Bill Gates has written an annual letter about what he hopes to accomplish with his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He talks about a ‘big bet’ that he is making, that the lives of the poorest people on earth will improve dramatically over the next fifteen years because of advances in technology — mentioning specifically vaccines, hardier crops and cheap smartphones and tablets.
Then there is a segment of the letter that might indicate Gates’ interest in LENR:
“It is fair to ask whether the progress we’re predicting will be stifled by climate change. The most dramatic problems caused by climate change are more than 15 years away, but the long-term threat is so serious that the world needs to move much more aggressively — right now — to develop energy sources that are cheaper, can deliver on demand, and emit zero carbon dioxide. The next 15 years are a pivotal time when these energy sources need to be developed so they’ll be ready to deploy before the effects of climate change become severe. Bill is investing time in this work personally (not through our foundation) and will continue to speak out about it”.
We know that Bill Gates is interested zero-carbon energy sources. He is public in support of ‘new nuclear’ technology; he is a major investor in Terrapower, a company seeking to build a travelling wave nuclear reactor that can run on nuclear waste material. We also know that Gates visited ENEA labs in Italy this year and was briefed about their work in LENR. At the time, a spokesman for the Gates Foundation said that this visit was not on behalf of the foundation, but it was based on Gates’ personal interest, and any money invested would be his own.
LENR is not mentioned by name, but there may be a hint there.