Thorium powered nuclear reactors may be the most sensible, economical, and greenest source of energy available. From Alvin Lowi, Jr. and Chas Holloway at lewrockwell.com:
THE AGE OF ELECTRICITY
The late 1800s. A time in America of unlimited freedom. A time of the rugged individualist. Tom Edison, deep in his Menlo Park laboratory, creating the Electric Age. Nicola Tesla, the immigrant competitor, with his electric motor and alternating current. It was the Golden Age of America. A time of invention, entrepreneurialism, and genius set free.
At least, that’s the popular myth.
But did you ever wonder what happened to those early American electric companies? Where is Edison’s company today? Where is Westinghouse’s company? In fact, where is any private enterprise electric company?
In 1878, Thomas Edison (and English electrician, Joseph Swan) invented the electrical-resistance-heated, carbon filament, incandescent light bulb. Self-contained, clean and long-burning, the light bulb was the first popular application for electricity.