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It’s Happening Again: Russian, Saudi Arabian Oil Ouput To Be Frozen

Back in 2008, I witnessed the end of cheap oil as we know it — Oil prices surged to $147/barrel in November. That was when talk about alternative energy sources really took off. Oil demand plummeted, causing crude prices to fall from $147/barrel to $33.87/barrel between the months of November and December 2008. Petroleum prices…

U.S. Gov Imposes New Tariffs On Chinese Solar Panels

Originally published on Solar Love By Nicholas Brown. The US Department Of Commerce has introduced new tariffs via a June 2 ruling on solar panels imported from China. GTM Research’s research paper states that it will increase the cost of modules exported to the US by 14%. Chinese suppliers have historically lowered solar panel prices…

U.S. House Passes Energy Efficiency Bills H.R. 4092 and H.R. 4801

Originally published on Green Building Elements By Nicholas Brown. The US House of Representatives passed two energy efficiency bills, one of which is to better assist schools with energy-efficient enhancements, and the other instructs the Department of Energy to research the effect of insulation on energy and water usage on federal buildings. The School Energy…