In your final project proposal (as well as in the final project), imagine yourself a local, state or federal politician who needs to find a way to reconcile the immediate needs for cheap energy for the long term need to preserve the climate. The goal is to increase energy production from renewable sources either without raising taxes and/or fees, and not derailing the local/state/country economy by higher energy prices; or clearly explaining and obtaining the public support for increased taxation and/or energy costs for the course. Please, think of your own plan how you would do it. Be bold; think outside the box, dont be afraid to propose revolutionary ideas: everything will work for the scope of the final project. Please evaluate your proposal based upon: 1) its cost to implement, 2) political and economic factors supporting or prohibiting its success, 3) calculations of anticipated carbon emission reductions, 4) public acceptance, and 5) whether it is replicable at other levels of government.