Transportation uses a lot of energy, so when you talk about alternate energy then alternate transportation becomes an important issue.
What forms of transportation would you consider in your situation to minimize energy consumption?
Would it be a petrol saving minicar?
Just in the news, Tata, an Indian carmaker just introduced the Nano, a minicar. The Nano is scheduled to sell in Europe for 1700 Euro ($2,500). The Nano seats five passengers, has four doors and has a 33HP motor. It is safety engineered.
How about a hybrid car or a fully electric car? The expensive battery is the soft spot here. Also, the cost of electricity has to come way down for the fully electric car.
How about a watercraft? Did you know that it takes the QE2 luxury liner one gallon of diesel to move 6 inches?
Railroads, buses, aircraft, zeppelins, rockets, "beam me up Scotty", whatever, feel free to contribute and make us think.