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  • Fuel Can Flip - Protecting the Environment
    credit lower interest rates mean cheaper loans for borrowers who have variable rate mortgages When rates go down the cost is lower for consumers and they pay less in charges The reason is that payments are adjusted in response to fluctuations and borrowers benefit from low cost financing Given the sky high prices of real estate in major Canadian cities low cost loans are gaining in popularity and more and more consumers are tempted to borrow to purchase homes While adjustable rate mortgages are affected this is not the case with fixed rate loans At the same time government issued bond yields are already going down and the end result would be fixed rate cuts and lower servicing costs Auto Loans Whether applying for a new or used car loan interest cuts are unlikely to have an immediate effect on financing The reason is that car loans usually go with fixed rates and monthly payments Consumers applying for auto financing may want to check with credit unions and banks to compare rates According to some economists it pays to wait for a few months because cheaper financing options are a possibility in the near future Credit Cards and LOCs The interest rates on revolving credit see LOC are likely to go down because they are tied to the Bank of Canada s prime rate Again borrowers will benefit from cheaper financing and lower bills Some economists warn that consumers might be tempted to borrow more and rack up more debt Canadians are already heavily indebted to binge on debt read more When it comes to credit cards however interest charges are a stated amount and rate cuts will have no effect on monthly payments This means that access to cheaper borrowing will be limited to mortgage loans and lines of

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  • Fuel Can Flip - Air Pollutants
    associated with serious health problems such as respiratory conditions and decreased lung function irregular heartbeat heart attacks and even premature death Particulate matter contributes to pollution and environmental damage Sulfur dioxide is also a common pollutant that affects human health and increases the risk for respiratory problems asthma attacks and allergic reactions Lead is harmful for human health because it accumulates in the bones and affects the functioning of the cardiovascular development reproductive and immune systems Lead also affects the kidneys and nervous system It is a major environmental pollutant that accumulates in rocks and soils through mining and deposition Nitrogen oxides such as nitric and nitrous acid are air pollutants that are released in the environment by off road equipment power plants buses cars and other vehicles Oxides increase the risk for respiratory problems such as asthma and airway inflammation Susceptible individuals the elderly and young children are more often affected Other Pollutants Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that limits oxygen delivery to major organs such as the brain and heart In high concentrations carbon monoxide can cause death People with heart problems are at a higher risk of myocardial ischemia and other serious conditions The

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  • Fuel Can Flip - Fuel Price
    time but optimism for growth in the real estate market is sliding Experts predict that home prices across the province will drop even further Condo prices have already shrunk and many homes are on the market for 2 3 months or longer and not moving Homeowners are listing properties at reductions of 5 10 percent and the prospects are still grim Prices dropped in Calgary by 0 85 percent in just a month Real estate and finance experts already wonder what s coming next Some areas have experienced a decline of well over 60 percent in just a year with a handful of homes being sold out of thousands listed for sale The number of building permits issued has plunged across Alberta Real estate prices are highest in McMurray and the average home costs about 600 000 This may change however if recession hits and property sales slow even further While there are homes with multiple bids sellers are already panicking over prices Sales are on the lower end this year compared to the stock market crash 6 years ago Experts point out that it is only low rates on home loans that keep sales moving see C L While none of the major banks have cut their rates borrowers with variable rate mortgages enjoy cheap financing Some buyers on the other hand worry that when the economy recovers from the oil shock debt costs will increase substantially What s Next There is a lot of speculation on market trends and the direction of oil prices Low oil prices have already affected the commercial and real estate market in Alberta Demand will plunge if oil prices continue to drop over the long term Construction will recover with oil prices going up but at present barrel costs are at historic lows

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  • Fuel Can Flip - Energy
    pumps turbines and other devices whereby mechanical or electrical power is generated Other sources include alternative fuels such as hydrogen electrical power biodiesel and ethanol Other fuels are also used for example liquefied natural gas compressed natural gas as well as liquefied petroleum gas Alternative fuels help reduce harmful emissions by replacing gasoline and have industrial and residential applications They are also used as a source of fuel other than propane natural gas coal and oil In addition to solar and wind power and eco friendly fuels there are other sources of alternative energy including wave and tidal power hydroelectricity geothermal power and radiant energy Nuclear power is also generated through reactors and nuclear fission reactions Energy Efficiency The goal is to produce services and products and power plants and other facilities by minimizing the amount of energy required Different devices are used to minimize consumption in residential commercial and industrial buildings New systems and saving products are constantly developed for everyday use and help cut bills Efficient power usage is the key to sustainable growth and development and helps minimize the carbon footprint There are different power saving devices for residential properties including smart kettles and plugs energy efficient

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  • Fuel Can Flip - Links
    Efficiency Links Useful Links Fuel Energy 101 Alternative Energy Solutions Alberta Oil Sands Crude Oil Price Natural Resources Defense Council Global Warming 2015 Articles Facts Causes Effects International Energy Agency

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  • Fuel Can Flip - About
    to educate Canadians about environmentally friendly energy choices and products including green homes electric vehicles fuel economy reducing your carbon footprint and other topics related to clean energy We recognize the fact that fossil fuels are and will be integral part of the Canadian economy for the foreseeable future but we also want to be responsible and environmentally friendly citizens of the World We encourage open dialog on using clean

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  • Fuel Can Flip - Contact
    Home Air Pollutants Fuel Price Energy Efficiency Links Contact Us FuelCanFlip 3 2730 Montague St Regina Saskatchewan S4S 0J9 Canada Telephone 306 584 2445 FuelCanFlip ca Home About Us Contact

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