Lets say that it’s 2050 and you’re an average dude. Oil is scarce and now you have a choice: You can spend $300 (today’s dollars) on electricity or $300 on gas for your personal automobile. Which would you choose? (I’m assuming that the price has gotten to the point where the average middle class person can’t afford both).
Personaly I’d rather have the comforts of my home than the car which is mostly just used to get to work and back.
I’m guessing that most people would choose the modern things that electricity brings us and not their cars. Why doesn’t our energy policy focus on going that direction for example making more work at home programs, building more housing and more convenient public transportation near workplaces?