..have no actual solutions, nor any WANT of a solution,
...would say that the existence of greed, plus the paradoxical nature of dysfunctional nonsolution (opioids, for instance, create, not abolish, opioid dopesickness), establish that they really do "want" better. A drowning person merely sometimes flails.
Mass-energy conversion is relatively simple, though the question of whether one would trust the people who get us into this with that, either, is a dubious thought; do not build the device on earth's surface. Petroleum, conversely, is replaceable with, for instance, ethanol, which would give something to do with waste food - the n billion kilos which goes to waste annually could run your car for free.
That and a tent - or even pedestrian access and a tent - and you could quit paying rent to a canadian petroleum corporation mostly known for bombing london in the early-mid 20th century.
Such an organization probably has special signifigence on this board. Considering waldheim and the discivil commitments to the concentration camps.