Reliability depends on filters. Those who say they can test energy reliably can easily be tested (although interesting and creative excuses will be flown) Test their abilities on known factors and watch how unreliable the method is is(for the vast majority). Not to say that some aren't more reliable than others but I have found that people who are reliable energy readers have removed inner bias codes that interfere.
Also the man in question gets very indignant about conspiracies. When his authority is questioned his refrain is he is highly advanced spiritually and from that place people cannot understand what he is able to sense. In other words believe the guru syndrome. He also flies his left brain credentials as well in order to create authority around the things that he is trying to spin.
Such an obvious pattern.
One doesn't even need energy tests when the patterns are that blatantly obvious. ;-)