Are there really limited solutions that require sacrifice to solve the economic crisis/peak oil, which are related. Why do you think the big oil companies are going into oil sands, offshore and drilling in deep water if there was this abundance of oil? Everything the oil companies do harm the environment to the extreme, and effects the health of all inhabitants on the planet. Does one plant provide bio-degradable fuel, plastics, paints, oils, along with the best medicine that cures even cancer, the best fibre on planet earth with the best flexibility and strength, the most nutritional seed on the planet. See for yourself. All the profit making companies that are relevant to the current dominant oil culture would go bankrupt if this one plant was utilised to its true capabilities.
Scene from Easy Rider, 1969.