Get over yourselves. The fact of the matter is, America holds a (stupidly) large position in the world. Not only politically, but culturally and economically.
Economically? Really? Have you read the news lately
And somehow I feel, here on slashdot, I am not the only one for whom this statement is true...
I am not obsessed
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.