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Tired of the rising price of fuel? Well instead of complaining, why don't we all search for ways to save money? As the gas prices around here get closer and closer to $3.00 a gallon, every penny saved counts.

Listed below are alternative fuel and energy choices, as well as tips for saving some cash.

  • How to make a solar power generator
    Via - "Using parts easily available from your local stores, you can make a small solar power generator for $250 to $300. Great for power failures and life outside the power grid."

  • Lower bills with Energy Star lightbulbs
    Via - "Weblog Sound Money tips recommends replacing your home’s high-use standard incandescent lightbulbs with energy-efficient bulbs that have earned the EPA’s 'Energy Star.'"

  • Proper Tire Pressure For Better Mileage
    Via - "Keeping your car's tire pressure at the optimal level is a small and easy eco-tip that would help save a lot of precious oil if everybody did it."

  • Research before you buy a hybrid car
    From - Don't just buy a hybrid with the idea that you will automatically save money, research first. You may find you save money on fuel by purchasing a conventional car.

  • Buy an Eco-Friendly car
    Facts about the different types of fuel/car alternatives.

  • Use rechargeable batteries
    Visit this Web site for valuable information about rechargeable battery myths and facts.

  • Get an electrical timer
    Via - "Electrical timers are humble devices, but they might give you that energy-saving edge you're after!"

  • Switch to biodiesel fuel
    From - Here are some facts from the site: Biodiesel is a vegetable oil-based fuel that runs in diesel engines — cars, buses, trucks, construction equipment, boats, generators, and oil home heating units. It's usually made from soy or canola oil, and can also be made from recycled fryer oil. You can blend it with regular diesel or run 100% biodiesel. Click here to see a map of biodiesel retail locations in the U.S. Read the rest of the FAQ on this Web site to find out more info on biodiesel fuel.