Bingo. This is exactly what democrats and grouseguy do not understand. You cannot run an economy without a source of fuel. There are no better alternatives that are readily available to immediately replace what we have now. There just aren't. We need to use what we have to the full extent until something more viable, reliable, and avaliable comes along. You can't pack up shop on "fossil fuels" when your country depends on them until something else can replace them that is better than what we already have in use.