So I was reading that one thread about oil and remembered an idea I thought of a while back. Ok, let's say we can create a type of fluid that is lighter than water (so it floats like oil) but it has to be environmentally friendly. This solution is basically a liquid solar cell and it would be spread out on the oceans. Then we'll set up buoys (sp?) that will collect and relay the solar energy capture by surrounding liquicells back to a main station.
Oh actually... this wouldn't work because first of all I doubt we can make enough to cover the oceans, and secondly the currents would definitely screw things up.
Ok. I just presented an idea and vetoed it myself... how's everyone doing?