Tax gasoline about a nickel more per gallon and spend that revenue on renewable energy development -- smart policy from National Science Foundation-funded scientists and economists at the University of Illinois (go Alma Mater).
Here's the article.
Since the oil-soaked White House won't touch this one, and the GOP-led Congress won't either, looks like it is States To The Rescue again.
Illinois should raise the gax tax and fund Illinois-based research on renewable energy. Sort of like Dan Hynes' proposal to tax plastic survery and fund Illinois-based research on stem cells to cure diseases. Tax present consumption to pay for a better future.