I was talking to my father over Thanksgiving about his energy costs. Apparently in New Jersey where he lives people can get heat three ways, oil, propane, or electricity. These are the most expensive ways to heat a home. Where I live in NYC we have natural gas, which is clean, and right now thanks to shale gas (I know, I know) cheap. We also have steam in some big buildings, which is expensive from what I hear, and we actually have a new ban on #4 and #6 oil, the dirtiest. So I was thinking about my father's taxes ~$15,000 a year plus these astronomical costs to heat the joint. Do people consider these things? Personally my heating bill is an insignificant cost, where my father pays thousands during the winter months. Seems crazy. So, does energy matter to you?