I have two books open at this time. After Virtue by Alasdair Macintyre and Super Fuel by Richard Martin.
Some of you might appreciate both but because fuel/energy is a hot topic today the book Super Fuel; Thorium, The Green Energy Source For The Future is good news for discussion.
Short note from the book to start the discussion; "The more I learn about the lost history of thorium.......the more astonished and outraged I became. Here was an inexpensive, safe, abundant energy source that could power every city on earth, with enough left over for hundreds of millions of electric vehicles, for several millennia. And we are sitting on it, essentially doing nothing."
I have another book shows mineral deposits of North America and there are rich deposits of thorium all over the USA.
Here is a list of many failed or near failed green energy companies that have received tax payer dollars the past several years. Today, green energy supplies less than 1/2% of the total power used by the United States... maybe we should have built a Thorium Reactor instead. China is in the process of building the first.