I'm so libertarian it would make your teeth hurt, but I do believe it's our responsibility to take care of the planet. Balance is the key, though, without that we're going to fail to change course and only harm those who can't simply flip a switch and go Green. We pay a good bit more for "green power" over coal, I believe it's 40% more per kWh, and recycle everything we can, but being environmentally conscious is a luxury, and until it isn't, there won't be any progress. Anyone that's been around this thread for a while knows that I'm big on bio fuels and convert almost every car I buy to use it (and I buy E85 by the 500 gallon tank). EVs and hybrids aren't the future, however, battery production and disposal on that scale is even worse on the environment than burning fossil fuels. The future we're headed towards is direct injection hydrogen/KERS (using carbon capacitors, not batteries), where the only "waste" product is potable water (which is cycled through a radiator and then released as vapor after cooling the KERS system). The quicker we abandon the plug-in car dream, the better.
Edited by Magick Man - 7/3/13 at 11:03pm