Another shot at what I mean:
If we can decentralize power production of all types (caloric, electric, mechanical) and put the means of production and storage of energy in each individual's hands, then the fight for resources will diminish.
If we can let each individual person generate their own fuel, food, and work, then we'll have less need to hoard that fuel.
If we can reduce our consumption on a personal and at the same time national level, the leftover energy can be used as the power tide that raises all ships.
If we are all encouraged and allowed to be in charge of our own actions and personhood, we'll have less need to fight with each other. Freedom leads to peace, and peace leads to freedom.