China Reveals Electric Plasma Jet Engine To Solve Climate Change. Imagine a gleaming futuristic airliner flying around the world, fuelled solely by clean energy and fresh air. That is the grand vision of a new generation of jet thrusters that is causing a lot of buzz in engineering labs all over the world. Is this technology the answer to accelerating climate change and fossil-fuel dependence, or is it just a lot of hot air? Today, join us as we take a figurative test ride with the electric plasma jet engine.