As the link stated:
"Every attempted demonstration of a LENR device that I am aware of has failed to meet one or more of these criteria.”
While there is something hard to pin down going on, the "cold fusion" mechanisms proposed are not it. They were at least viable theories, in that they were falsifiable. Also, this isn't cold fusion, but rather colder than the sun fusion, but still plasma (emphasis mine).
Excess heat generated in the glow discharge plasma electrolysis, first reported by Mizuno and Ohmori (1), has been studied by several researchers, both in Japan (2, 3, 4) and in other countries (5, 6, 7, 8). Most reports, but not all, confirmed generation of excess heat. Facing this situation we decided to replicate the most recent experiment in which excess heat was found to increase with voltage (8). The planning for the design of this project was described in (9). Considerable progress has been made toward the building and testing of a cell able to operate at high power levels. This work, still in progress, should either confirm or contradict the results reported in (8).
Furthermore, LENR is not actually cold fusion anyway, just a bad job by the media. The scientist, Dr. Zawodny, whose words are being mangled by the press states:
While I personally find sufficient demonstration that LENR effects warrant further investigation, I remain skeptical. Furthermore, I am unaware of any clear and convincing demonstrations of any viable commercial device producing useful amounts of net energy.
Too many people are attempting to equate this to the Pons/Fleischmann experiment, which was thoroughly debunked.
There is still legitimate research to do, such as Dr. David Koltick at Purdue. However, the claims are vastly different than the Pons/Fleischmann claims.