natural gas is the future. It solves everyones problems. The minerals produce methane throughserpentinization via the most abundant minerals on earth. It converts water & CO2 to methane and the pressure produces longer chains such as propane.
The reseed it with water and CO2 to get to it thus speeding up the natural process.
Now if they can improve the process and have environmentally friendly regulation, it will solve everyones problem and recycle CO2 atom for atom.
Propane technology already exists for heating, cooling and vehicles. If they can make it clean and not poison peoples water while fracking, natural gas will be king.
Battery reasearch will be a money pit do to limits of efficiencies and solar cells are likely to have a similiar limiting factor.
I've been in the bussiness 30 years - have seen many law suites alledging fresh water damage from drilling or fracking - it has always been another source that caused the problem - but as always this side of the story is never editorialized