"It belongs to the big boys on Wall street and hedge fund owners who keep our world chugging along with petroleum by the tanker full."
I don't see how reduced energy consumption will hurt wall street at all. In fact it gives it a boost when the price of oil goes down.
Weather global warming exists or not, it behooves all of us to use compact flourescents, drive less, drive more fuel efficient vehicles, recycle, turn the heat down and the AC up etc. It is not only good for the environment, it is good for our pocketbooks.