I don't know about the rest of you folks but, it seems like it would be a good idea to start looking into other sources of powering our lives. I think that not another car should roll off the show room floor running on gasoline and not another new house should be built without some form of alternative energy use in place.
People keep saying the price of solar and other renewable energy materials for building are too expensive this is not true. The people who are up to their eyeballs invested in oil don't want us to stop being dependent on oil to fuel our cars and homes.
There are new technologies that most any constrution budget can stand a for building new homes and it is possible to build cars that don't use gas.
There are so many great ideas for people to covert to solar hot water heaters anyone who is either resourceful and has an interest or has a few dollars to invest can find a way to incorporate alternative energy into their living spaces. Don't even consider building a new house without checking out solar powered heating and air conditioning units and solar roofing tiles that are available and on the market right now.
I found this excellent link that shows people how to make your own solar generators, batteries, how to convert your car to using water for fuel, fuel less heat, solar panels. It is a great do it yourself site for people who want to start converting to using alternative fuels. They sell individual project plans and a package deal with all of their plans. If you are an experimenter, mechinic, enginer, or, handy these plans are for you if you know someone who is these plans would make a great gift.