Hehe, I just hope the US wakes up before its too late. The US needs to change radically. Its basicly stuck in the 50s/60s. Inefficient housing construction in terms of energy. Heat and AC energy is too cheap to make a change. And people just pay more over the long term due to this. Very inefficient urban planning: (Example.) http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/31/the-cost-of-americas-inefficient-sprawl/ This is due to cheap oil. People waste their lives commute and lack public transportation. Its also very expensive due to all the roads. And then again. An asphalt jungle aint fun either. It brings diseases and noise. And lastly, its a very strategic bad thing to be energy dependent on either unstable countries or countries you aint exactly best friends with. You can have the biggest military in the world. But if your population dont have energy they will riot and the country will crash. Inefficient manufactoring. This directly effect the competitiveness of american businesses. The taxdollar subsized energy just causes alot more problems than it solves. Its much more beneficial to tax energy instead of subsidize it.