I feel safe in predicting that we'll be flirting with $4 again before long, and the consequences of that should be factored into any forecasts of future economic growth.
This is really the crux of the matter isn't it. Energy prices are going to go up.
As business people we need to protect ourselves so that we and those who work for us can prosper in this new energy economic order. We can't wait for government incentives. From building owners to auto fleet owners, each is going to have to individually put a plan together to minimize the impact of higher energy prices..... before they suddenly appear.
What is your plan? Have you done an energy audit?
What is your timeline? The sooner the better.