(I played germany )
despite my best efforts (read: I did everything, even with mods) to reduce oil consumption, my energy consumption remains at maximum due to my highly developed economy, therefore my oil consumption is maxed out as well.
As energy can be provided by renewble sources, I wonder, why can I not change my national energy production to 100% renewable, thus reducing oil consumption by 90%?
Yes, I can invest in wind and solar, and reject nucler tech, but my national energy supply seems further depending on oil. Which I don’t like.
Multiple studies (for germany) proofed that such a complete change could be archived by 2020 or 2025, beginning in 2012 though. So about 8-13 years, 32-52 turns. It would create about 2-4 million new jobs (read: 10-20 times more than lost), boost the economy, cut CO2 and oil consumption by up to 90%, possibly democratize energy production (depending on how it is done) cut energy costs to minimal levels (~5cent / kw) and would amortize completely about 0-5 years later. The Energiewende of germany is based on such studies, however politics have taken a much slower approach, since they are obviously not competent enough
I think it would be most practical to display the energy mix of the country, and being able to influence it.