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I know right now it looks like you'd be better off investing in earth-friendly rain gear or perhaps an eco-kind Bible made from recycled paper so that you may be as green as possible in the swiftly moving apocalypse that is advancing upon us from the heavens. But someday it's going to be really effing hot and sunny in North Texas again. And you're going to need to crank that AC up to full blast. And you're going to want to save the puppies and kittens and baby trees and endangered glaciers and your wallet while you're at it, right? Right. Mainly the wallet part, really, but we're all for glaciers too.

Save on Energy is a Texas-based "energy marketing firm" (according to their press release) that helps you compare electricity prices over several different providers, from Green Mountain (those dudes nagging you outside Buffalo Exchange every weekend) to TXU (that company that sets your hard-earned cash on fire in its coal plants every month). Looks like Richardson-based Cirro Energy and Hudson Energy are the smartest buys, with a $0.123 per kilowatt hour average rate -- so long as you sign a 12-month contract.

But neither of those companies bring you the warm, fuzzy deal that Save on Energy, Commerce Energy and the Dallas Area Habitat For Humanity are sponsoring via EnergyDallas.com. Sign up for Commerce Energy's 50-percent or 100-percent wind-powered electric plans (at a reasonable $0.13 or $0.128 rate, with a year contract), and a portion of the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. So you get to save the earth and give a leg up to a few poor folk who live on it. You're so freaking nice. Gawd. --Andrea Grimes

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