This article reviews highlights of low energy nuclear reaction research, part of the field of condensed matter nuclear science. The field evolved from the so-called cold fusion discovery of two electrochemists, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah. Since the announcement of their discovery in 1989, more than 200 researchers in 13 nations have confirmed and expanded the set of experimental evidence that provides the validation for this new field of science.
There is a way of returning to nuclear while overcoming safety and waste concerns: hybrid nuclear fusion. The concept has been around for decades, and has been discussed in the technical literature and at the International Atomic Energy Agency. But it has not yet been explained to governments, industry, researchers and the public.