My plan as far as all this green stuff goes, is to buy an EV (chevy volt or Tesla model S) and then get a wind turbine to charge it. We don't do much driving because we have VERY good public transit, even out here in the boonies, so I figure it'd be a pretty good thing.
Re energy, most of France is nuclear, and our energy company is one of those that buys wind power somehow. I dunno how that works exactly...
The problem of course with all this 'green' stuff is that a lot of it (especially EVs, etc) rely on petroleum-based manufacturing. So nothing is every going to be truly green, but at least it's a start.
Sometimes I wonder how much of my current lifestyle I'd be able to maintain should there be some sort of global event that would end our ability to use current manufacturing, economic, and transportation processes. I think an investment in an EV would be good in this sort of situation, but the problem is getting replacement parts.
Sorry to ramble, it's Friday alright.
My plan on this going green stuff is to keep my 10 year old truck tuned up and drive it till it falls apart from old age. I figure it's got 8 to 10 more years in it and nothing has had to be mined, milled, refined (except gas, lubricants and tires) to make a new one in 10 years.