Government subsidies made it possible. Seems like we should shift all petroleum (and other questionable) subsidies to alternative energy to stimulate more of this type construction. We probably would if we (or the Legislators) were serious about alternative energy sources, which probably says a lot. http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSL2849214220070328 Anybody see Bill Bradley on MTPress last Sunday? I liked his idea of taxing things we want to discourage and subsidizing those we want to encourage. Hasn't that always been a primary (or at least a secondary) purpose of taxation (sin taxes, etc.)? Somewhere along the line, that tax philosophy seems to have been forgotten. I also liked his idea of a dollar a gallon tax on gasoline, but I think he proposed using it to cut general spending, which always seems to create one more pool of dollars for additional spending. With gasoline seemingly headed for $3 a gallon in the next couple years, an additional dollar a gallon would be a $4 a gallon gas price. That should cut down on Sunday driving and encourage daily trip consolidations, as well as a much more serious interest in high milage (or electric, etc.) vehicles. Unfortunately, it would likely just be more money for our elite legislators to blow on pet projects. Something's got to give! Anybody see the 60 Minutes (I think) blurb on that Senator / Doctor that is unilaterally trying to cut pork barrel bill add-ons by calling Senators out on the Senate floor? Man, does that get them steamed! We need more guys like that. I think there is one other from Wyoming. Unfortunately, my MO Senator, Kitt Bond, was bashing the good Doctor, who has also pledged to serve a couple terms and go home.