The road map looks like this:
- Use thorium reactors to produce electricity.
- Use coal to produce liquid fuels for vehicles. Natural gas can also be converted to liquid fuels and vehicles can run on natural gas. See this earlier post:https://talktothegreen.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/light-synthetic-crude-oil%e2%80%a6-from-coal/
For a detailed proposal and a good discussion read here:http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/01/01/us-energy-independence-by-2020/