I am much disappointed that our Govt is defunding Fusion research. Its one of the game changers. Have you done much research into next generation reactors? I have not though understand that some innovations offer reasonable alternatives to current power plants. Safer materials first and foremost.
As a boy I read a lot of SF one particular story comes to mind. Our story revolves around the discovery of a material during platinum refining which was capable of catalyzing copper as I remember directly into energy. So funny when the stories of cold fusion using palladium which is found in conjunction with platinum first surfaced as I remembered this story.
For your enjoyment
Finally! Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device: Maybe The World Will Change After All
Back in October 2011 I first wrote
about Italian engineer, Andrea Rossi, and his E-Cat project, a device
that produces heat through a process called a Low Energy Nuclear
Very briefly, LENR, otherwise called cold fusion, is a technique that
generates energy through low temperature (far lower than hot fusion
temperatures which are in the range of tens off thousands of degrees)
reactions that are not chemical. Most importantly, LENR is,
theoretically, much safer, much simpler, and many orders of magnitude
cheaper than hot fusion. Rather than explaining LENR in detail here
please see my original posting for a more complete explanation.