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Oil Shock

If the Sun Shines on the White House, Will it Make a Difference?

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Last October, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu promised that by the end of this spring, the White House would have solar panels on its rooftop as well as a solar water heater installed. Would it surprise you to learn that this has not happened yet?

Libyan Violence Moves Oil Price -- and It Could Get a Lot Worse

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

This crisis, if nothing else, emphasizes the weakness of world oil supplies and the utter lack of control the US has over its own destiny.

Carbon Tax? We Don't Need No Carbon Tax, We Already Have One.

Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lloyd Alter

We are already paying carbon taxes, and they are working the way environmentalists said they would. But let's try not to send so much of it to oil companies and the Middle East.

The Third Oil Shock: Two Possible Outcomes

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

The decision by the Fed yesterday to leave rates unchanged--despite inflationary pressures from soaring oil prices on the one hand and a weakening eco...