I saw a good piece of news today. China is forging ahead with building out wind and solar energy sources, and they are set to achieve their green energy targets 5 years earlier than predicted. Hopefully this will drive down the costs of equipment such as solar panels, and make it more possible for western countries to do the same.
I've thought for a long time, that all new build houses in this country should include solar panels. I think that's a missed opportunity.