Wow! Current Science from 2015! Good thing the full justification was not possible there. Otherwise we might expect an immediate validation of Rossi. Has Storms given a full justfication in the nearly 5 years since? I am not picking on Storms. I am picking on the cherry picking of off hand comments.
I'll try getting my point clearer: in the quest of disparaging anything that Rossi writes or says, some people are forgetting or just not seeing that he's often repackaging with different wording existing hypotheses and ideas by other, more accomplished researchers. It can be argued that he never [-ever!] had anything working in his condo-laboratory, but from the theory point of view he or his ghostwriters are not completely making stuff up.
If you've read anything of what Storms has written in the past few years you'd know that he's focused on applying his practical NAE (nuclear-active environment) model on small-scale experiments rather than trying to find a theoretical justification for his observations. As an unrelated a side note, I only recently reviewed his last papers after repeated suggestions to do so, which is how and when I found the excerpt above; maybe you should too.