So, I originally laid out the challenges we have with power production - and listed out the possible solutions currently in progress... and now, inevitably, it's time to revise. Yes, it's time that I was a little bit behind on the facts...
So let's talk power...
Fusion - we are much CLOSER than I anticipated given the advent of superconductors and improvements of the magnetic confinement field capability. The MIT SpARC project is the primary example here. Lots of good work done here on the practicalities of implementing a simpler, supportable approach. A commercial long-term, continuously running, long-term supportable unit is what we need. Good news here!
Geothermal - I kind of glazed over this, based on the cost assumptions, however, reusing existing drilled wells introduces an advantage. We have considerable work to do to raise the efficiency of low-temp power extraction systems, but this technology should be given a bigger thumbs up. I do still expect this to be a "large commercial" solution. Understanding scale of implementation is always a challenge.
Zero-point energy - reality or myth? This goes back to the suppression of knowledge by certain immoral and unethical organizations. Do you automatically go to conspiracy and fake mythology on this? In my opinion, I think the best response to that is to the think very critically on such information and really understand how things actually work in this world. When men like Paul Hellyer point out the unbelievable as mundane, it's very concerning that solutions to so many of our problems COULD BE within reach, yet we are denied.
Talk soon :)
Patrick MJ Lozon