...about electricity and stuff...
I've been purchasing a portion of my electricity from a wind farm in northern New York state for several years now. You can buy 'blocks' of power for $2.50 each that are generated from wind turbines. I raised my purchase to 8 blocks a month and it's still on the cheap. Most utility companies have this program available to customers.
I don't know if that's something you can afford or not. I think it's the right thing to do. I'm editorializing here, of course, but we really cannot continue this madness with oil, natural gas, and the like. Photovoltaics are still quite expensive but the price of wind is coming down.
When my compressor runs so that I can part out these cars it will be running, partially, on wind energy. I think that's a good thing.