I never understood why you see gas being burned off from oil wells. Is there some technical reason why this gas cannot be captured and used? And, given the huge amounts of empty land you see around every pumpjack, I've always thought they should diversify and stick a wind turbine there as well. I honestly think the answer to this is load it on a rocket and shoot it into the sun. Since the sun is nothing more than a monster fusion reactor, you'd just be adding a minuscule amount of fuel. Well, there are some relatively small problems. Things like wind turbines chopping up birds (some of which are protected species).