Young people who are just now driving a car for the first time will not actually remember a time when gas was cheap. We have now seen about 5 years of higher gas prices. That means we are starting to grow a generation in the US which thinks of gasoline as a thing to be used with consideration and not taken for granted as though it were air. I believe that it will take this still nascent generation to make a real change in energy policy in our country. Everyone older has been so used to cheap fuel that they cannot easily realign their habits. But the people in their young 20's today have been driving their whole lives with gradually rising gas prices. That will condition them to think towards efficient use of gasoline.