Knives in the Back
I am reading Mats Lewens book "The Impossible Invention". (A Good read, by the way. )
On chapter 15 "Half a Megawatt but no answers." He describes a demonstration by Rossi for an anonymous client, a working half Megawatt generator. It can be run with No input, (None as in Zero) once it has been warmed up.
Rossi has other goals than convince everyone of the veracity of his device. If half a Meg is too subtle for you then just move along.
NASA tried the old "buy and bury" routine. They got the finger.
Once this thing takes off it will be The arrow in our quiver with regards to carbon.
Fortunately Rossi is an Italian, the nation that bore Niccolo Machiavelli who wrote in The Prince (1532)
"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order"
The Italians are well versed in the art of parrying a knife thrust to the back.