We had about the cheapest electricy in North American here in Ontario, then the government privatized it and now we pay 3X as much despite using less every year; and then there's the price of oil... my casual interest in alternative energy sources has been piqued.
I'm not big into clocks really, I prefer watches. But I came across thins Jefferson goldern hour and I'd never give it up. I bought it as junk, plugged it in and it's kept pretty decently accurate time ever since. Amazingly all parts are still available for these things (2007) although mine hasn't needed any so far.
There's not much point in just putting recipes here, they're all over the internet. But there are recipes that are no longer online and for those that don't grok archive.org they've been brought back from the dead here.