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Or could it maybe possibly be a little of both? My local gas station is selling gas for $1.89 a gallon, which is incredibly cheap. Here's a superficial analysis -- off the top of my head -- of why ...
by Dbug
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 07:49 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Over the past few weeks, oil prices have declined from over $100 a barrel to under $50 a barrel. Should environmentalists be worried that this will cause people to turn away from clean energy and ...
by David B Goldstein
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Dec 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Everybody is in a bad mood. Maybe what we need is to use favorable circumstances to change the whole narrative. My proposal is that the US government should sell off one third of the strategic oil ...
by mastergardener2k
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 12:10 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
For the fifteenth time in as many years, shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corporation voted down a proposed resolution which would have added "sexual orientation" to their non-discrimination policy. ...
by jgilhousen
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 28, 2014 at 05:18 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Land based commercial nuclear power is the safest form of electricity production ever created. No one died as the result of radiation exposure at the Fukushima nuclear facilities in Japan-- despite ...
by newpapyrus
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Feb 06, 2014 at 08:46 AM PST with 2 Recommends
"If I’m wrong, if climate change is natural and not the fault of our lifestyle, but we spend a lot of money moving away from a carbon-based economy anyway, we’ve lessened its impact to a degree ...
by Miscweant
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 06:17 AM PST with 6 Recommends
(Note that the left axis does not begin at zero so as to more easily compare the connection between prices and consumption.) As the chart above from Doug Short [showshttp://advisorperspectives.com/...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 99 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:00 PM PST with 99 Recommends
Rough notes from a seminar session. All mistakes are mine. 11/4/13 Harvard Kennedy School of Government Carl Pope, Principal at Inside Straight Strategies and Former Executive Director for the ...
by gmoke
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 08:32 PM PST with 6 Recommends
More weather extremes, plus reduced agricultural yield, plus droughts, plus dwindling marine life as a result of growing ocean acidification, are what the overwhelming majority of climate scientists ...
by petercgoldmark
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 07:53 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Hint: It ain't lemonade.
by thefarleftside
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 02:08 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I will soon be getting my first car. I want something that is environmentally responsible, safe, reliable, and built by a company that respects its workers. Ideally I would want it to be union made ...
by lincolnliberal
Comment Count 49 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 01:01 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I was reading this article on Dr. James Hansen and climate change when this sentence popped out at me: Another refinery near Minneapolis processes tar sands oil into gasoline for Wisconsin. If ...
by joedemocrat
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Jun 28, 2013 at 01:36 PM PDT with 67 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Quite impressive, actually. Voted in years ago as part of a bond improvement implementation for local high schools they tilt in the parking lots on squat ...
by paradox
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:21 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Watching the Keystone pipeline fight it occurred to me that the age of personal machines (mainly the automobile) is just smudging the centurion mark, it was ...
by paradox
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 05:16 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
I'm less than one fourth of the way into a book, The Long Emergency, by James Howard Kunstler. I've been reading these warnings for at least forty years, warnings about the dangers of ...
by bigjacbigjacbigjac
Comment Count 12 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:10 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Over at Mother Jones , Kevin Drum has a cover story that spotlights how a critical public health action years ago is having a much bigger payback than anyone realized at the time. America's Real ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 113 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 04:58 PM PST with 218 Recommends
Thank God. The failing days of trying to impress people are now at an end. Mortality now measured, it is finally time to unimpress people. Dedicated to my sons: Perhaps they shouldn’t read this.
by downtownLALife
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:46 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Yes! The mayor of the countyr's largest city exercising leadership in action! Only 25% of New York City's gas stations are open. In the meantime, public transit is struggling to regain its footing ...
by eXtina
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:46 PM PST with 25 Recommends
I got up early to hunt for gas this morning. Unlike my previous attempts, I was able to find working pumps and a line of under 50 vehicles. The only person who tried to cut into the gas line was ...
by Junkyard Dem
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 06:15 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
On the busy corner I live near, a Shell station and a Mobil station sit catercorner from one another. Although giant corporations would never violate the Sherman Act by making horizontal agreements ...
by LeftOfYou
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 05:39 PM PDT with 9 Recommends