We could be a richer nation by manufacturing the equipment that goes along with renewables and could tell Putin and all of OPEC to go stuff themselves. We would produce enough carbon based energy to supply our own needs which would become less over time. Instead the energy companies have brought us to this continued need to bow down to those countries that help supply our energy, but of course the politico's from both parties get to collect their money from these companies to enrich themselves. Between wind, solar and nuclear energy, we would have a cheaper and more plentiful supply of energy in the long run, but that would not be the money maker that carbon based energy provides the big corporations and they are the ones who own the politico's. It would have helped the climate, but as we can now see, it is not just about the climate. It is about the security of our nation and other nations.
There is a place in the United States that has done a lot of what you describe above.
My state doesn't have coal fire plants for electricity. We support alternatives and vehicles that don't use much gas or use none at all.
Hybrids and electric vehicles are at least half the vehicles on the roads here.
I made the choice in 2001 to never buy another regular gas power vehicle again. And I haven't. I've driven a hybrid vehicle for over 20 years now. My next vehicle will be a fully electric one.
We already have the technology and vehicles to not use gas or use a lot less of it.
We just don't have the people who will buy them on the large enough scale to make any difference.
What most Americans don't realize is that we have the power to force the oil and gas companies to be much more responsible and to bring their prices down to a reasonable level.
If we all united and started to honestly work to use less oil and gas, we can succeed in taking control of the oil and gas companies through our buying power.
2020 was a very good example of what we can do if we united together. The shutdowns stopped the use of enough gas that the price of oil crashed and the oil companies were left with a ton of oil and gas they couldn't sell or store.
We could do that again. Not through stopping driving but through changing the vehicles we drive.
The last thing that putin and muslims in the Middle East wants is for Americans to drive hybrids or electric vehicles.