Use Renewably Generated Energy, Efficienty (URGEÂ²).
This is the core concept of David Roberts, which he calls a Unifed Green Field Theory.
As he summarized it at Grist,
Anyhoo, the four main things that fall out of URGE2 (imagine a metal-guitar power chord in the background every time you say it) are as follows:
- Mine negawatts, i.e., focus on efficiency.
- Electrify, i.e., shift all liquid-fuel uses over to electricity.
- Kill coal, i.e., coal is the enemy of the human race.
- Upgrade the grid, i.e., focus on energy storage and decentralization (this section was originally called “pimp my infrastructure,” but, uh, TP had better sense).
Roberts ideas are worth consideration … perhaps you might want to URGEÂ² …