The book Planet Earth Demands directly advocates implementation of OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) for global energy self-sufficiency based on benign solar power from the sea.
This video from Lockheed Martin gives a good overview:
In addition to the background provided in the book, there are several ways to discover more about OTEC and its promise for clean energy today.
As they say, they are “Your in-depth source of information for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion.”
Mansur Johnson’s Memoir
A must-read for anyone interested in OTEC history, Mansur Johnson’s fascinating book, Shamcher: A Memoir of Bryn Beorse and his Struggle to Introduce Ocean Energy to the United States, is available free: download as a PDF.