After spending a lifetime working to be a part of the energy solution, I will say that IMO, you have the Republicans to thank for his. Democrats have been pushing for alternatives since the 60s. And for doing so, they were scorned and ridiculed by the right-wing. The biggest offenders of all are the neo-cons, who turned scorn to hate.
The attacks on Al Gore are perfect examples. Even winning a Nobel prize only drew contempt from the neo-cons.
Maybe people will finally stop listening to these idiots. Vote for Obama.