I agree - to a point. There was a guy who figured how to run a car on water but they put an end to that. Wish I remembered his name - if I do, I'll post it later. Then there was Nikola Tesla, who figured out a way for us to get free electricity and they shut him down too.
Many, many people want to use less oil and gas but we have no other option if the moneyed interests shut down the people who invent things that will put these mega-corporations out of business. So yes, we can use our cars less and turn off the lights more, but those who live in a cold climate like I do are dependent on gas/oil to heat our homes in the winter.
It's sort of like herbs, which are weeds and plants that grow in the wild. There's no money in it for Big Pharma, so they find ways to badmouth herbs and then laws are created to make them outrageously expensive, etc. The FDA recently declared walnuts to be a drug. There's lots of info on NaturalNews about this type of thing; it's really happening, IMHO.
We've put up with too much for too long. I used to have a mouth full of mercury fillings and to this day the Dental Assoc says that mercury is harmless. It's horrendous to do that to a little child! It's one of the most toxic metals and known to poison a lake if just a little bit gets into it.