We typically don’t like our government telling us what to do but sometimes, they get it right. One prime example of this is the pollution control standards they used to make the auto industry clean up their act back in the early 1970s. This forced the auto industry to get better at using fossil fuels and because of it, our cars are more economical, longer lasting and perform better while our air has gotten cleaner despite having more cars on the road!
Another prime example of government intervention actually being good for us is the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007. Legislated to get us away from the inefficient incandescent light bulbs into more effective alternatives, the results have been overwhelmingly positive and not so harmful to our wallets!