Are you and Florida Jim out of your bloody minds?? I know it is hard for you guys to get this through your propaganda-riddled minds, but not EVERYTHING is a political issue for you to be paranoid about government. It's quite simple really: energy sources are finite, unless of course, we can establish fusion energy (which we can't for the next 30 years, at best). Therefore, for our civilization's survival - and immediate ECONOMIC stability - we need to conserve energy. All of us. The right wing seems to think that GOD gave Republicans and the Tea Party the environment for their comfort. As I said, YOU are not the center of the universe and not everyone who doesn't agree with you is out to get you.