Sting wrote:Magic black rock is inexpensive for many --
but if your not taking steps regarding conservation - well you will have consumption
then ask yourself -- if I burn more of something that costs less -- where is the break even point????
what would happen if I took all this effort and infrastructure and made the dwelling more efficient???
but most will take the path of least resistance
When I moved into my house, heating oil was about 75 cents a gallon.
Conservation comes about because of price inputs or scarcity. Switching to coal was a cost consideration, but it's also made me (and from reading the forums here, many others) more aware of things I can do to reduce my energy consumption, regardless of the cost of the fuel.