America Wastes over 70% of the Energy it Consumes.
Our cultural hedonist energy waste is pervasive and tragic !
(1) 100's of millions of lights burn unnecessary during the day and night.
(2) We over heat and over cool our homes, businesses, offices,
schools, churches, etc... (government buildings waste the most).
(3) Recycling is inadequate. Our landfills are busier than ever.
Over packaging is the norm. (Plastics are the ultimate polluter).
(4) Most Americans do not minimize their driving. Road congestion is horrendous.
(5) America's obsession with road construction is the ultimate contradiction.
The only way to eliminate over demand and energy waste is by using the economic impact of taxing energy. Crude oil needs to be taxed at $160 per barrel(42 gal) and 'offset' by making Federal Income Tax begin at $60k.
Only with a substantial and tangible dollar reward/consequence, will Americans care to conserve. Until the price of gas is $4 to $6 per gallon, Americans will not reduce their over consumption and energy waste.
In the mean time, the USA continues its hedonist energy waste and gives away its economic and political wealth.
Ford and General Motors continue toward bankruptcy.
They must quickly transition to the lucrative business of building solar and wind 'energy producers' for the world's 6.7 BILLION people reason$. America can no longer continue to 'do business as usual'. The world cannot continue to support all the automakers. We will run out of petroleum before 2050!
Mass transit must become FREE, SAFE, CLEAN, and CONVENIENT, thereby rewarding those who reduce their driving.
Global warming continues to increase with our persistent waste and overuse of fossil fuels.
The incentives necessary to create sustainable and renewable energy supplies can ONLY occur when we implement the economics of TAXING ENERGY.