It’s simple— tax the oil companies to the max, because they’ll really want to risk billions for a 2% return on investment. Makes perfect sense to get re-elected.
Anyway, I ride my bike most places, including insisting that my kids ride either the 0.6 miles or 2.5 miles to school each way (two schools depending on age), rain or shine. I calculate over 2100 trips saved over seven years. I guess that makes me a saint, at least for the New Religion.
Then there is the Earth Day, a glorious day of Goodness in which local SUV owners driver to within 1/4 mile of school, then walk or bike— for one day of the 175-day year. And collect cans and bottles, because It Feels Good. Hey, if it works for one type of religion, it works for Earth Day.
But it does hurt to pay $97.35 for 20.9 gallons of fuel, so buy a Toyota Pious, which is almost “zero emission”, by virtue of electricity that appears from the wall by magic. And they’re great for surprising cyclists who can’t hear them coming.