Cheaper Gas – A Double Edged Sword.

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What we can do?

I’m not saying driving is bad. Driving is an American institution and people have to drive regardless of whether gas prices are high or low. That is the nature of our national infrastructure.

But we need to be aware of how much fuel we consume and work toward improving fuel efficiency. President Obama is pushing for stricter fuel standards by putting more control in the hands of individual states. I think this is a step in the right direction, though I would prefer to see this on a national level (who wants to move to another state only to find out they need extensive modifications to their vehicle?).

The growth toward more fuel efficient vehicles and technology .

While we are a long way off from replacing gasoline and diesel as our main sources of fuel, there are things we can do in the mean time to reduce our individual footprints:

Just being aware of your environmental impact and working to reduce your footprint can make a difference.

This is a guest post from Patrick, who writes for Cash Money Life, where he blogs about personal finance, career tips, and saving money.

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  1. Rene, I agree. SUVs and other gas hogs were extremely difficult to sell last summer when gs prices reached $4 per gallon. As soon as gas prices dropped, the gas hogs started selling again. It’s amazing how short term some people think. The gas prices are nice right now, but my bet is that they will be high again in a year or two.

    Thanks for posting my guest article, Dave. 🙂

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