Canada is building a 40 MegaWatt solar power plant that will generate enough power to supply 10,000 homes in Ontario. Even in the frozen north it is now economically feasible, thanks to a dramatic decrease in the cost of photocells.
Conservatives are always saying that dealing with the grave national security threat posed by our reliance on subterranean oil would cripple our economy. I think just the opposite. People are going to get very rich, indeed, and everyone will win.