Absent massive government (taxpayer) subsidies, alternative energy is economically nonviable. Even with Obama's crony capitalism most of his green buddies went bankrupt (and screwed us). The technology to make alternative energy viable is many years away (and with Obama's tax plans, may never come to fruition). Until alternative energy works, fossil fuels and nuclear are the only reasonable source of energy. When the enrironazis accept reality, perhaps an energy policy can be instituted. Obama wasted 4 years without a policy.