Can Electric Cars Really Save You Money?

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Guest Post Author Bio: Miles Walker is a freelance blogger who usually writes about car insurance over at Car Insurance Comparison.org. His recent review looked at where to get North Carolina car insurance. As gasoline prices quickly approach an average of $4 a gallon across the country, many people are looking once again at hybrid cars as a way to cut expenditures from their budget and save money. The most obvious of such costs is simply its sticker price.

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More Drilling is Not The Solution We Need for Our Energy Future

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But in the real world, where these people don’t live, there are many reasons why opening up more of our public lands for drilling is not, and never will be, a good solution: The Department of Energy has said that lifting the ban on more offshore exploration on the outer continental shelf would not have a significant impact on crude oil and natural gas production or prices before 2030. Don’t believe anyone when they say drilling will bring down gas prices right away; it won’t.

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13 Ways to Make Your Existing Car Greener and Avoid Buying a New One

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High gas prices got you down? However, buying a new car isn’t in the cards for me right now, so I have to make due with the one I have. I previously wrote about how I was saving money on gasoline just by driving the speed limit but for this post I wanted to share many more tips on how to make your own car more green and eco-friendly without you having to spend a ton of dough on a new hybrid this year. Follow the instructions in your car’s manual.

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11 Ways To Make Personal Travel More Sustainable And Less Polluting

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Unless you live, work, and play in your own neighborhood and never venture outside of it, chances are you own a car or a truck. Most major cities now have bike rentals available by the hour, which sure beats renting a car for the day. Commuting to work not only saves wear and tear on your car (and wallet) but also reduces pollution – it means there is one less car on the road. Doing so eliminates car payments, insurance bills, and maintenance costs.

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