100 years ago Alfred Hubbard, a young friend of Nikola Tesla, invented an inexpensive generator that, had it been mass produced, could have avoided the growth of fossil fuels. He demonstrated it powering a 35hp electric boat without batteries.
A modern version of his remarkable achievement is under development and will provide power 24/7/365. This will be one of a few parallel alternatives to intermittent solar and wind.
Attached is the segment from the aesopinstitute.org website titled MOVING BEYOND OIL. Scroll down to page 8 to see 3 of the original newspaper articles about Hubbard's invention.