Energy has to be moved for most uses. Early locomotives first hauled around wood, and then coal, to power trains.
A fixed source of energy, such as a nuclear power plant, moves the energy it produces along transmission lines to largely fixed users.
The challenge of the 21st Century will be to replace liquid fuels with the more complex process of utilizing fixed energy sources to move vehicles.
This could be advanced by a massive investment in electrifying railways and building nuclear power plants. But this cannot happen under our current form of government. So we, and those responsible for our predicament, will have to pay the consequences as the price of liquid fuels continues to rise.
It is entirely possible that the current system will break down faster than our ability to repair it. I believe that some good comes out of everything. As to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.