All this talk about getting away from oil has me wondering why we went to oil in the first place. I mean even when it was "first" discovered it was messy, polluting, had to be found, extracted from the ground, transported, refined and after all that they had to figure out what to do with it.
Now Green Energy on the other hand was always there, all around you and people were already using it. Wind mills have been around sense 500-900 AD, sailing been around sense 4,000 BC and water wheels sense 240 BC. Green Energy had a big lead on oil, but now it is a very small percentage of what we use to power our lives.
Today we have even more access to Green Energy, almost everyone can switch to it if they want too. Me, I could care less about Green Energy, but I heat my house and water with it and I'm working on getting a photovoltaic system installed.
Green Energy "right now" is available to everyone, what gives?