In the evolving cosmology that informs our scientific world-view, it is critical to accept that it is most often the conceptualizations which limit undertanding.
One of the most pervasive misunderstandings of nature, enshrined in the very heart of physics, is the concept of 'equivalence'. 746 watts of electricity is conventionally held to be 'equivalent' to 1-horsepower of mechanical force, which is in turn viewed as 'equivalent' to 10.694 kilocalories of heat. These standards which form the basis of Thermodyamics are rooted in a theoretical assumption about energy itself.
There are numerous effects in nature that, quite patently, do not conform to this conceptualization of energy. New Energy Movement aspires to be the most vocal proponent of their recognition and further acceptance into the body of mainstream scientific knowledge.
Einstein employed the theory of equivalence to unite two self-evident properties of nature -- gravitation and inertia. By pointing to the lack of a definitive experimental proof that distinguishes to the two, he assumed no difference existed. Paradoxically, Einstein also admitted, "1000 experiments cannot prove me correct, yet one experiment can prove me wrong."
Indeed, such experiments do exist and, despite having been discovered long ago, they still have not unseated the false assumptions of 'equivalence'. It is incumbent upon today's scientific establishment to adopt Einstein's empirical philosophy around the issue of New Energy.
The insights of Quantum Theory compellingly suggest that the way we view nature (the type of instrument or method of observation we use) conditions the way reality appears to us. It is logical to then deduce that the machinery we employ in generating energy does not reveal the characteristics of cosmic energy so much as the current conceptualization thereof. It also follows that should the prejudice remain that no more energy than its so-called 'equivalent' amount can ever be liberated from an experiment it will surely become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Another significant error of perception is that which sees universal space to be empty. Whereas, it is becoming clear that space is rather the most energy-dense and fundamental medium of all, the repository of all potential. The hypothetical 'Big Bang' is instead viewed by orthodoxy as the only truly creative force in the universe, with all energy that followed in its wake being mysteriously 'converted' from one form to another. Not only is there no attempt to explain the actual mechanism of so-called 'conversion', this theory presupposes the universe will end in a 'heat death' once its limited energy supply is exhausted.
Prior to the advent of Einstein and the relativistic worldview, a commonly held natural philosophy was that of the Luminiferous Aether. Its nature was thought to be much akin to what is now known as the Quantum Vacuum -- the underlying field of absolute potential energy that unites all properties of the physical universe. Such a reservoir of unseen power must exist in order to account for the anomalous energy that appears in New Energy technology. Indeed, in light of there being even a single experiment that defies Thermodynamics with an 'over unity' output (UNITY being the theoretical limit of 'conversion' - 1:1) we can begin to look at each form of energy as an individualized expression of unlimited potential. And the relative efficiency of specific machinery can then be seen as a function of its capacity to transduce this infinitely potent Quantum Field.