Above: say goodbye to all those crazy windmill schemes and solar panels that use more energy to create than they will ever produce; nuclear fusion is on the way.
Hopefully this will be the end of the ridiculous 'green nazi' fantasy of forcing everyone to live in smelly 'climate change camp' style 'eco' concentration camps, surviving on nettle soup and recharging batteries using bicycles that don't go anywhere.
This spring scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, California, will use a laser that concentrates 1,000 times the electric generating power of the United States into a billionth of a second. The result should be an explosion in the 32ft-wide reaction chamber which will produce at least 10 times the amount of energy used to create it.
The scientists are already working with British counterparts on the next step; a fusion power station. A project known as the High Powered Laser Research Facility aims to create the first working laser-powered fusion reactor which will create a source of almost unlimited 'clean' energy.
Prof Mike Dunne, director of the central laser facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, said: "The National Ignition Facility is going to finally prove fusion can be achieved with a laser. It will start an exciting new period in physics as it will prove what we are trying to achieve is actually possible."
Or not of course.