We are not "addicted". There's no need to inject emotional terms into the discussion. We simply want the most reliable source at the lowest available price. Right now, the "green" sources cannot compete with the carbon-based sources on price, availability, or reliability. When they can, our "addiction" will magically disappear overnight. (True addicts will inform you that true addictions do not disappear overnight, and getting rid of one is far more painful than simply finding a superior alternative.)
Thomas Friedman is addicted to oxygen, and I really think it’s time for him to make himself independent of this very destructive chemical element.
We’re addicted to cheap energy. We don’t care where it comes from as long as it is cheap.