Cyrpus, When it first starts off, give incentives. Actually let the philanthropists get tax breaks from their other taxes because of their donations. At the moment, there's a cap on it. There wouldn't have to be such a strict cap on it if the welfare system was totally revamped and only administrated for determining what subsidies were still required, coordinating community projects and collecting efficient energy resources. When working models of energy saving or alternative energy devices were produced, the manufacturing of them could create jobs for those who are unemployed. And then the community projects could place orders for them, per household that qualified (welfare receipents). That, in itself, would knock off a big chunk of welfare costs per household - payments to utility companies. In the average month I pay almost 500 dollars just in utilities. 500 dollars can go a long way for a family accustomed to living on a shoestring budget. Not only that, it would help the environment in a way we don't seem to be able to do with the current standards. As long as it isn't mainstream, the concern about energy efficient tech overtaking our established utility companies would be nil. Many poor families that are on welfare and not on welfare, don't have enough to even pay their utilities with the exception of their lights (if they're lucky). This would provide them access to alternative energy, as well. Having survived 4 hurricanes in Florida, one of the things i immediately noticed was how the lack of power due to downed power lines and such, created alot more suffering than was necessary in this day and age.