The chime >Cutting or entirely eliminating subsidies to or special tax breaks for oil and coal producers and fossil-fuel power plants< Should be based on the profit margin,subsidized R&D could eliminate competition. Its also possible to have a individual patent financed with tax payers money. >Replacing some portion of the national income tax with a carbon tax, or any other roughly revenue-neutral carbon tax< I don't see the reason for either. Avoid secondary expenditures with a fair tax, otherwise get use to a growing government. >Offering tax breaks to alternative energy producers<If the patents were held by an educational institution sure why not? Again why stifle capitalism, its proven to work. >Converting vehicles the government owns to use alternative power sources<Sure, if its practical. >Instituting energy-saving measures in government buildings, such as insulation, turning off lights and computers, and installing low-energy lighting< Ditto >Expediting permits for biofuel, nuclear, and other non-fossil-fuel power plants<If one can avoid the extreme environmentalist faction...go for it. >Allowing permits for plants intended to turn "spent" nuclear fuel into lower-power energy generation< would help with the storage problem. II. > Drive less< Most people do if a feasible alternative is available. >Turn off appliances when not in use<For some loads, that may be a energy waste not a savings. But sure flipping a light switch is difficult for some. >Insulate your home where appropriate< Minimal code standards already exists. >Support your local economy by buying locally produced goods, or at least ones made in this country (that is, Buy American--substitute your country where appropriate)< I already grow most of my own produce with an occasional trip to the farmers market or a canned item. III. Those that impose personal opinions as the only way of life, that are creating the problems. A. I like beef B. I drive what I can afford and its intent, it may very well contribute less in annual emissions then someone who owns a green machine. Misconstrued standards, but I understand the gist. C. Home insulation: Again misconstrued standards: Lets say my square footage 2x larger then yours, but my electric/energy cost is half. You have all the latest green innovations, yet I don't. Yours would be considered energy efficient based solely upon products not comparable energy use, design, landscaping or regaining any improvement cost. At times practicality and affordability has to be a consideration. Again I understand the gist but not poorly defined standards.