Why is the left's mantra "conservation/alternative energy" when addressing the energy crisis?

Why is it that the left will only consider conservation and alternative energy when it comes to solutions for the energy crisis? Conservation will only go so far, and it won't give any relief to the people paying at the pump. In addition, conservation doesn't solve the problem of meeting the energy needs... show more Why is it that the left will only consider conservation and alternative energy when it comes to solutions for the energy crisis? Conservation will only go so far, and it won't give any relief to the people paying at the pump. In addition, conservation doesn't solve the problem of meeting the energy needs of a growing population. The answer should be to increase supply, but the left seems to be terrified that we're going to destroy the environment in doing so. When this kind of fear invades our politics to the point of enslaving us to foreign interests, it needs to go the way of the dodo. Conservation is short term and individual. Alternative energy only works when you don't cause an energy defecit to create it (corn-based ethanol). We need real solutions, and we need them fast, because I don't know about you, but I'm sick of gas prices where they are while we have the means to lower them.
Update: A few things, delphi: 1. There has never been proof that global warming is man-made, or anything except naturally occuring. 2. There hasn't been any environmental disaster with oil in for freakin ever. The oil platforms in the Gulf stood up to Katrina, fercrhissakes. I'm not destroying the environment... show more A few things, delphi:
1. There has never been proof that global warming is man-made, or anything except naturally occuring.
2. There hasn't been any environmental disaster with oil in for freakin ever. The oil platforms in the Gulf stood up to Katrina, fercrhissakes. I'm not destroying the environment by wanting more oil. And alternative fuels may exist, but the infrastructure for delivering them is not in place, nor is a viable fuel that doesn't cost more energy to make than it produces, while at the same time raising food prices. Alternatives are not enough.
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