Invest in Future Energy Sources
With oil running out he should Invest in future energy sources. Two things he could do to further that end:
(1) invest in a prototype fusion reactor
(2) support development of a commercial launch vehicle to replace the Shuttle. Obama would welcome this idea with open arms. In fact he's as much as said so. He believes heavy lift vehicles belong in the private sector as does mining on the moon. NASA should be doing exploration and science.
There is a synergy between these two since helium-3, the idea fuel for a fusion reactor, is plentiful on the moon.