There has been talk this week by both major candidates about energy policies… Our energy policy calls for, among other things, a dramatic shift to much more sacrifice and the development of renewable energy technologies, I said at a debate at the National Press Club in D.C. Anything less at this point, I believe, is akin to: “rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic…” What do I mean by sacrifice? We would provide tax incentives for Americans to house share. When you share a home, you share heating, cooling, lighting… What’s more, you halve expenses so you have more discretionary money to install, say, solar panels, wind turbines, and the like. On a campaign stop in Winnona, Minnesota, we learned that city has a “Home Share Program” that helps connect people who want to house share… House sharing will also start to reverse urban sprawl, free up more money for social justice causes, exponentially enhance peoples’ community building skills… During a stop Habitat for Humanity headquarters in Americus, Georgia, we toured replicas of Third World homes, which, on average, are much smaller than American homes. Should we Americans be proud of this? Should we Americans feel “blessed” by this? Or should we Americans see all this additional space for what it really is? The sin of gluttony.