I’m such a sucker for charts like these. This one shows the amount of energy consumed per person in various nations or regions. Each dot is one year. You can see the US reacting to the energy crisis of the late 70s, and then once the supply recovered returning to form. (via infectious greed)
Meanwhile over at Oil Drum (one of the less hysterical blogs on peak oil) they mention that one idea being toyed with in the UK for limiting carbon emissions is that old stand by – create a carbon market. Except in this version they have a new twist, grant each citizen a carbon alotment.