This is interesting. Famous oil man T. Boone Pickens is now pushing American self-sufficiency via wind power, natural gas, and solar power, rather than continuing to drain the country paying for oil so that Middle Eastern sheiks can get richer and tighten their stranglehold on us. Pickens doesn't seem to have a political agenda (or maybe it's just not obvious to me). Anyway, T. Boone's "plan" is worth a read.
Oil is one addiction we, as a nation, could definitely stand to break, for both environmental and national security reasons.