By Angela Sanders Sunday, November 03, 2013, 11:26 PM EST
With winter coming soon and many cold nights ahead that will require the furnace going on full to keep you warm, your thoughts may turn to ways to reduce energy costs. You see rising gas prices at the pump and in the news, and also notice that your electric bill has bumped up this month too. The power you enjoy from your home energy providers to heat and light your home is fueled by most of the same power sources as the gas for your car or the fuel for the jet that takes you to Los Cabos for vacation. Most of it comes from crude oil pumped or dug out of the ground and burned to light your life, and there are hidden costs in the processes of getting oil and coal out of the ground for human use, and there are obvious impacts from burning the fossil fuels to power human lifestyles. But there are sustainable energy solutions that may become of use in our near future.