The US really needs to start living in the 21st century. We need Nuclear power. The public needs to be educated that modern Gen III+ nuclear power plants are much safer and some designs are unable to 'meltdown' so no public safety concerns. People need to know that more people have died in the last 50 years as a result of Coal burned power than from all nuclear power plant disasters. Sadly, though, as we see with the Tea Party republicans, ignorant is bliss.
Another great solution is Solar Roadways
. Get all of our power from the sun, modernize our roadway infrastructure, and move away from petroleum-based concrete.