The answer is Yes, if we can only purchase certain appliances, light bulbs, etc.
What is also important to know is the "Waxman-Markey Bill" - known as "Cap-&-Trade" currently in our Senate does not provide any Blueprint of what America is specifically going to do to make our country Energy Independent and reduce CO2 emissions. So, we need to know what "Green" jobs are definitely going to be created as a result of this bill that has a title, job description, and a base salary.
However, we should make massive investments in all energy sources available today, such as Nuclear, Wind, Clean-Coal, Solar, and fuel - that is not derived from oil. Obviously, oil will have to be used until we develop alternatives to it (Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less!).
I am also in favor of offering an incentive for an individual or group to come up with an alternative energy source so that we can stop the transfer of our wealth to OPEC. ("The total domestic economic loss in America due to oil import purchases was in the range of 4.5 TRILLION for just 2008 alone!") If we can offer someone $25 Million for the capture of Osama Bin Laden, surely we can offer that same amount to an individual to come up with the right formula for a synthetic oil to propel an engine or a machine.
Let's encourage more individuals to be like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
In addition, to make sure gas is more affordable today, I would impose restrictions on the trading of oil futures and only allow fuel stations to change their prices once a week (Like NJ).
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