Burning Fossil Fuels does a little Molecular Nuclear Fusion
So oxidising natural gas would take in energy, but the turbulence of the flame sets up a steam plasma – which tunes some of the steam into He and O gases with heat and X-rays.
So we would prefer not to have a carbon fuel. Just set up a steam plasma in a glass tube- which only takes 2,000 V, to set up a self-sustaining plasma at 4 atmospheres.
The plasma will generate 1.2 MW of heat – which will generate 200 kW of carbon neutral free heat. Utilising 10-10cc of regular water a year – we have to maintain the steam pressure by adding very little regular water.
No oil from the middle east. No natural gas by fracking, or extracting the gas from Siberia – near the North pole.
We can apply 1m of vacuum to sea or river water, and get limitless amount of free fresh water. Russia is dependant on Fossil Fuels ans gas extraction, but the value of these commodities has just vanished.
Saudi Arabia needs oil above $60 a barrel to make a profit. It is at $30 today, and Saudi has spent all its foreign reserves. And is running a budget deficit. It needs to stop giving out free education of health services.
And use vacuum desalination to turn its deserts back into lush arable areas – as they were in the days of the Roman empire.
Siberia can have networks of steam plasma tubes, to provide free artificial light. The gas now has no value.
Some any home owner can run a 50x1cm steam plasma tube, and earn an annual income of 3.6 million as they generate carbon free heat.