The buzz-words abound around green living. And they seem to cost more. Fair trade. Shade-grown coffee. Organic. No preservatives. Carbon neutral. No articifical additives. Remember when you paid MORE to have lead-free gasoline?
An efficient furnace or wood stove costs more than the less efficient or older models. Energy-efficient appliances are more expensive than the wasteful cheapies. It's much cheaper for me to drive somewhere than try to use our crapola rail system. Are the bicycle and show-leather the last energy-efficient products is still cheaper than its energy-wasting competition.