Is cold fusion the real thing?

I’ve always been extremely sceptical about the notion of cold fusion: the idea that one could generate energy from a fusion of molecules near room temperature and pressure using relatively simple devices rather than in the extremely hot circumstances of a thermonuclear device. However, I was invited to revisit my doubts during a recent long weekend in Paris when I met a Canadian scientist by the name of Dr Norman Arrison who happened to be staying at the same hotel.
Norman insisted to me that the experiments of the scientists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons had been replicated and that cold fusion is a scientifically valid hypothesis that will ultimately transform the production of energy in our fossil fuel-starved world. He drew my attention to this web site.
I would like to be convinced but, for the moment, I remain sceptical.