Anybody that understands a bit more than graduate physics, can see/understand that hot D/T fusion is a complete nonsense. Even if it will be possible to reach a positive COP, you will produce nothing else than continuous, neutron-bomb like radiation.
It is easy to moderate low energy neutrons, but a whole spectrum of low to high energy neutrons is not manageable without outraging costs.
LENR is just the clever way to fuse the right mixture of Hydrogen etc., with the additional payback of higher energy density and lack of pollution.
But what really worries the Lobby: LENR scales down and enables individuals to become more or less energy independent.
Thus the only people that are interested in ITER/Wendelstein etc. are the old, egg head military Chauvinists, that believe in spin-off weapon technology.
True but there got to be something in hot fusion which makes scientist to love it. Why the team from whales didn't make 'lenr is within 10 years reach' announcement instead?
Also it kind of frustrated me that all hot fusion claims are based on new super materials claims. Those who can withstand neutrons. The materials like that do not exist but considered more real than say Stanley Mayers buggy.