The article on the huge mansion in the Ozarks is a great example of using technology to save the environment.

On the other hand, how many trees and how much wildlife was destroyed or displaced to build this ode to the environment?

Using technology to conserve some resources at the expense of natural habitats and non-humanoid life is counter-intuitive at best.  Solutions to conserve or utilize new energy sources must be examined for unexpected pitfalls.  Our generations of lack of foresight have brought us to this tipping point.  To move forward responsibly is to create solutions that meet global demands for energy and sustain our natural resources.

Anything less is robbing future generations of the quality of life we have taken for granted to this point.