Nature has been using lightening strikes to do nuclear fusion on Earth for 3.8 billion years.
1 H2O+TU->E1+He2++O2++4e- heavy rain or snow set up am electric charge between the cloud tops, where the He accumulates, and the ground – which collecst the native charge.
When we get a potential of 5,000V, a 1.5km steam plasma links up the charge areas – a 2cm wide 1.5km long steam plasma. That make 5 tonnes of helium – 2.5x1030W.
In a 50x1cm glass tube the plasma smashes the H and O atoms into energy, light and X-rays
2 H2O+TU->E2+L+X-ray E2=2.4MW from a 50x1cm glass tube
We use the electronics from a fluorescent light to set up the plasma, which self sustains above 4 atmospheres. A small steam turbine will produce 1MW of power.
Each house needs 8kW. So 1,200 houses get free power. The grid buys our power at 3,000 UK pounds per kW year. Is that 300 million? The numbers are so huge.
Carbon 0, non toxic power. From your garage. Why burn Fossil Fuels – habit or masochism. Any decent engineer can build a worknig system in a week of lunchtimes. Then no Fossil Fuels. And no desire to do hyper toxic uranium nuclear power.
A system so toxic, every nuclear plant needs insurance of 100 billion each: no insurance of this level is commercially available.
So every nuclear plant has been operating illegally since 1984: so they made up the spurios Global Warming: plants cap CO2 at a pre-industrial 2 parts per million. The industrial revolution has increased active life on Earth by 15% - but had no effect on the air.
The Jurassic had 65% more active life than we have today. All that life formed the Fossil Fuels. The Jurassic had twice the CO2 in the air. And had 3 natural ice-ages, with 8ppm CO2 in the air.
And sea levels in the warm period were 60 meters lower – due to all the extra life. Don't burn oil, do Molecular Nuclear Fusion using a steam plasma tube.