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Don’t Panic at the Pump

Don’t Panic at the Pump

Sometimes energy issues aren’t partisan, but are still poorly understood. According to the Spring 2014 UT Energy Poll, 84 percent of Americans say they are concerned about the cost of gasoline, including 83 percent of Democrats and 84 percent of Republicans.

July 23, 2014 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Low Oil Prices Could Be Good for Electricity and Renewables

Low Oil Prices Could Be Good for Electricity and Renewables

Since I first wrote about the price of oil last December, the global oil price has fallen to levels not seen in over five years. For many, the recent price decline brings back memories of the 1980s oil price collapse, which followed the 70s oil price spike and drew attention away from renewable energy and [...]

February 12, 2015 — Robert Fares

Japan Now Has More EV Chargers Than Gas Stations

For any alternative fuel in transport, the key question is: what about infrastructure? As in, how much does infrastructure cost, what are the environmental effects, and who is actually going to pay for it?

April 26, 2015 — Tali Trigg
What’s Our Top Energy Concern?

What’s Our Top Energy Concern?

My last post explained why lower prices at the pump aren’t quite as black and white as most media outlets would have us believe. Sure it’s comfortable for our wallets, but the nuances don’t fit easily into a few bullet points for the mainstream media.

March 17, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Cheap Oil: Good or Bad?

Cheap Oil: Good or Bad?

Last week I paid about $20 to fill up my Prius. The last time I remember a similar experience was in the late nineties. Lower oil prices certainly ease pressure on our wallets, but are they ultimately good or bad for the economy?

February 9, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum