I finished watching all the videos regarding Thorium reactors. If you are going to watch any of them watch the 30 minute one, which is a break down of a 2 hour documentary, neat stuff. Very neat stuff, completely do-able, absolutely clean, very little fuel consumption, it is the definitive green energy solution.
It makes me wish I was a whole lot smarter =P
One thought that is always gnawing at the back of my mind, in regards to the reactors specifically, is jobs. If something like this was to be put into the main stream, a ton of jobs would suddenly go the way of the do-do. There would be a ton of people working in the current, and various attached, industries that would be suddenly jobless. Now I know that is only because I can't help but not think of what jobs might be created, but with our overwhelming greedy drive for money, I don't know how much the world would actually change if we were suddenly blessed with an over abundance of clean electricity.
I would like to believe that we could develop into a money-less, star trek like, existence, but I don't see that happening. I think cheap/free electricity is one of the keys, but our current mindsets will probably be our biggest obstacles.