Hi all. Just realized this forum existed... Im currently researching/writing a paper on energy and the infrastructures needed to harness it. The focus is a post oil-peak world in which many changes will be forced upon us. Ive spent a great deal of time reading not only proposals and their details, but also the physics (specifically thermodynamics) behind them. Once im finished (in a week or two) id like to share my results with you all. In the meantime id be curious to see what ideas you all have and how interesting you find this topic. To me, this is probably the most important issue facing us as it will determine, to a large extent, what will be possible in terms of development in the short and long term. Thoughts?