The problem lies not in our stars, but in ourselves
A blogger at the Chronicle of Higher Education says that technology can't save us from our addiction to cheap oil:
Better solar panels, improved insulation, and more miles per gallon are attainable if we want them; the lab wizards can be counted on to provide them.
The real problem is that the energy crisis is mainly in our heads — in our habits and comfort preferences. (link)
That's why it drives me nuts to hear politicians -- including those I support, like Barack Obama -- complain about oil companies' "windfall profits." If we stop driving so damn much (says the Brookline resident who works in Moon), then maybe those gas prices will go down.