“I know the planet's well being hangs in the balance”
That is an absurd statement. If you are implying that LENR is the only (or even the best) solution to our energy problems, get real. Putting aside any controversy about its existence, it is unquestionably controversial whether LENR could be controlled or exploited in a practical fashion. Not even Jed asserts that is a done deal. But beyond that, conventional renewable energy technologies coupled with energy storage represents a completely viable path to energy sustainability from a technical standpoint. Whether we have the political will to make it happen and push back against the relentless greed of the fossil fuel industry is a whole other question. LENR is hardly the primarily target of the entrenched energy infrastructure.