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Old 11-07-2007, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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No more. Over 90.00 a barrel; the last time oil was this high was in 1980.

I am looking towards living in a city again, and no longer will be buying gas, ever.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:10 PM
 
Location: in drifts of snow wherever you go
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No more. Over 90.00 a barrel; the last time oil was this high was in 1980.

I am looking towards living in a city again, and no longer will be buying gas, ever.
What city? Usually you have to pay more in rent to live in the city.

greenie
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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What about heating your home, even electricity uses some form of fuel to keep their power plants going. To not use fuel at all is mostly impossible these days.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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No more. Over 90.00 a barrel; the last time oil was this high was in 1980.

I am looking towards living in a city again, and no longer will be buying gas, ever.
this is the way to go. I moved to a small town I can walk to EVERYTHING.. Grocery, post office, doctor..if it is not too bad!!!!! Cut back on the gas folks...It is not helping anyone and it is hurting alot
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Chemnitz, Germany previous in AZ, CA, AL, NJ,
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I ride my bicycle to work and back (approximately 25 miles each way) year round. I ride the bike or walk to most errands around my town. I have a car but often it only gets used a little bit on weekends. Here in southern california, the temperatures are mild enough so that I use almost no AC during the summer and very little heat in winter (I live in a second story apartment and I think the apartment below me leaves their heat on quite a bit in winter, so my place stays comfy too). All my lights are low energy florescent, my electric bill averages $20 per month and natural gas averages $10 per month. That's pretty "carbon lite".
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I ride my bicycle to work and back (approximately 25 miles each way) year round. I ride the bike or walk to most errands around my town. I have a car but often it only gets used a little bit on weekends. Here in southern california, the temperatures are mild enough so that I use almost no AC during the summer and very little heat in winter (I live in a second story apartment and I think the apartment below me leaves their heat on quite a bit in winter, so my place stays comfy too). All my lights are low energy florescent, my electric bill averages $20 per month and natural gas averages $10 per month. That's pretty "carbon lite".
Are you kidding me 25 miles one way (50 miles round trip). I wish I could do that too, but I drive half on a busy hwy and then the other half on an interstate where the speed limit is 60 mph. So I live about 19 miles from work. I would have to go another way if I rode my bike which I could go straight through downtown rather than loop around the interstate which would cut off a few miles. So let's say 16 miles, would probably take me 1½ hours in traffic. I just don't think I could do that back and forth to work everyday. There are also a few big hills etc...not to mention I would have to leave much earlier and come home later.

I would love to ride my bike to work, but the distance, dealing with the traffic, biking when it's dark, and riding in the cold and heat...plus the fact that Raleigh is not so much of a biking friendly city, would probably kill me...literally.
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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What about heating your home, even electricity uses some form of fuel to keep their power plants going. To not use fuel at all is mostly impossible these days.
Central heat in warmer states- so no big oil In NY (10 years ago) I had a furnace-oil heat- It cost 600.00 per month in the winter I cannot even imagine how hard/expensive it will be for some people this year

I have lived in cities before, so dont mind paying-lol. Walking is healthier, I am sick of paying gas, and car problems to boot.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I would rather move to a rural area with a gas well or some water source for power. City life involves too many sacrifices and I would rather be in an area of rural residents. Wood and bio-mass are good last resorts.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles Area
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I really miss living in a city. I had a car, but I only put 4k on it a year.

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I live in a second story apartment and I think the apartment below me leaves their heat on quite a bit in winter
In colder climates the savings are pretty dramatic. I would always look for top story apartments and would only have to turn on the heat when it dropped below 25 or so.
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Old 11-11-2007, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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When I lived in Boston I only needed the heat in December, sometimes January. Also had a fireplace, so that helped a great deal. And my transport to work was less than 30.00 per month by the T......wow I was saving at least 200.00 a month on gas alone.
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