The aim of major leaders in the world today is to transition from a society dependent on fossil fuels to a world of controlled sustainable economies and alternative green energies. However, his shift will take strong political and emotional fortitude and decades to accomplish. The transition is not only necessary for the planet's ecological survival; it's critical to the health and well being of every human. Therefore, until world leaders can start to gain momentum for cleaner energy, it is up to the people to rely on an old term "rugged individualism," thus doing their part in order to push for a cleaner earth. Below is a list of the percentage of usage of each respective energy type. As you can see, the U.S. still relies heavily on non-renewable resources.