One can dump on “Big Energy” all one wants, BUT who buys their fuel? Who burns fuel in their cars? Who is antagonistic to using public transport? Look at every city throughout the world and everyone wants cars and airconditioning, or over-heated rooms in winter because they use inadequate insulation and live in houses of bad design. For years Bangkok has been a nightmare of traffic jams because every Thai wants to drive to work, to the shops, to school, to wherever and they sit in the bloody cars for hours, with their porta-potties and breakfasts, instead of catching a bus. And then they whinge about the traffic, when THEY are the problem.
I once travelled from Cambodia to outer Bangkok in 4 hours in a bus. It took another 4 hours to do 15km into Bangkok. And I recall other similar incidents in that horrible car-raddled city where the air gives one a headache from CO poisoning from car exhausts.
And China; and India: and Vietnam: and Indonesia.; and the Philippines. That is half the world’s population dedicated to status and “face” through buying a car rather than using public transport, small motorcycles or (defend us from this Almighty God!) using bicycles.
“Big Energy” is simply a mirror of and the measure of the personal stupidity of each and every one of us. There is no excuse.