The sad reality of politics-as-usual seems to make the development of a sustainable energy policy almost impossible. We need bold leadership right now, both to retool our economy and reverse the terrible damage we’re doing to the global ecosystem. Instead we get … offshore drilling? That’s obviously not the answer to "The Oil Problem", short- or long-term.

At this point, we need to face the fact that change is inevitable. The only question is what that inevitability will be: a quick transition to a post-fossil-fuel economy, or the devastating effects of our refusal to do so.

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