With winter quickly approaching and heating oil prices nearing $4 a gallon, thousands of Vermonters are realizing the devastating effects. The reality is oil prices have soared. In Vermont, heating oil prices have jumped 34 percent to $3.83 a gallon. As Bernie Sanders reported “We cannot allow rising heating oil prices to force more of our neighbors into poverty” Electric prices have risen, as well.
What can you do?
Here are some ideas that others are doing with success:
- The most important thing you can do is to seal and insulate your home to today’s standards. See our Seal & Insulate and Energy Efficiency sections in this issue of Green Energy Times for many suggestions of ways to help.
- Learn how to save with your fuel costs in our Transportation section.
- Then, consider how to take care of your energy needs with clean renewable energy technologies on the Solar PV, Solar Hot Water and Wind pages. Now is the time to make it happen.
Your cost of living will go down and you will help to assure a clean future for us all.