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I see a total disconnect with the average American. Fuel (auto and home) prices have been rising substantially for the past couple years, but demand keeps going to all-time highs (just in the paper today) as people's love affairs with large vehicles and large homes continue.
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I see this disconnect as well. You would think that builders would be building smaller, more efficient homes with multiple energy saving opportunities built in (passive solar, solar hot water heaters, etc etc.) but nada.

Out here in the Mid-South, it was work to find a 2 bedroom house. It's older (built in the late 60's) and not at all efficient. I would snap up a green house in a heartbeat. My energy costs are equal to my heat costs in the summer due to AC (and I keep it on 80, to the dismay of my puppies). If I could get into a fuel efficient house, I'd do it in a heart beat.

At the same time, no one talks about carpooling or public transit or anything...absolutely no talk about weaning us from this dependence.

It infuriates me that we talk about 25 mpg as "good" mileage (or, as my neighbor said, "It's not bad mileage, about 18 highway"). My car is 15 years old and gets 28 city/ 32 highway. For the love of somebody!

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