I live in Florida, the wind rarely blows at night. We get a sea breeze a few dozen miles from the coast but when the sun goes down it gets dead calm.
Solar, sure, off shore wind turbines, maybe. Wave generators but our waves are usually small and the gulf stream might be tapped. I just don't believe the huge expense of constructing renewable power can be done without the wealth fossil fuels have been creating.
Renewable power sources will only provide about one tenth of what is available today. Human labor will be much cheaper and more reliable than machine labor.
The US has a very large economy, our exports are a fraction of our imports. Much of what we export has very little labor involved, mostly raw materials and intellectual property. These do not exclusively go to China so they would be on the very short end of a trade war.
Most countries do not have the tax collecting structure or individual wealth the US has. High taxes on imported goods and fuels are for revenue generation, not protection of domestic production.
The people who code these distros are very smart, why can't they include some hand holding? As an old hand at computing (I was programing on my Sinclair ZX81 in 1981) I can puzzle out what I need but a text file of how to get common things going would be helpful. I just put Kubuntu on an old HP Pavilion 1000 laptop. It took days for me to get the wireless connection functioning. I finally clicked around and saw my router name listed and activated that. The average computer user does not have the patience to do that.
Then there is the process of making a live cd/dvd. I can understand needing that for a new build but if an old system can connect to the internet why can't the downloaded files simply install themselves?
The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means. -- Saul Alinsky