Giving Thanks for Cheap Oil and xEV Resilience

November 27, 2015 by James Greenberger

The week of Thanksgiving in the U.S. is a time to recount the things for which we should give thanks. From the standpoint of the world economy certainly close to the top of the thanks list this year is the price of crude oil, which closed last Wednesday at $43.04 per barrel, down from a high of $108.[read more]

U.S. Gasoline Prices this Thanksgiving are the Lowest in Seven Years

November 26, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Low Gas Prices on T-Day

United States retail regular-grade gasoline prices continue a trend of overall decline, averaging $2.09 per gallon (g) as of November 23, 73 cents lower than this time last year and the lowest heading into a Thanksgiving holiday weekend since the year 2008.[read more]

Talking Points for Thanksgiving Dinner

November 26, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

We all have that one family member, and with the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, perhaps you’ll be sitting next to this loved one for the traditional dinner feast. Here are useful talking points that will help you set the record straight about two hot Smart Grid topics.[read more]


Five Energy Moments To Be Thankful For In 2014

November 26, 2014 by Stephanie Kays

An Energy Thanksgiving

As we wind down the year 2014, there have been a few moments – some forward thinking and others outright overdue – in the world of energy that we can look back on and be thankful. Overall, countries around the world took a good step forward in the direction of a cleaner planet.[read more]

The Oil Markets as a Thanksgiving Turkey

June 19, 2014 by Robert Rapier

This week BP released their Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. This is always a big event for energy wonks. My goal is always to flesh out important tidbits that were perhaps overlooked by the media. Here are some of the major findings from this year’s release that have been reported.[read more]

Eight Ways The Drought Is Influencing Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Thanksgiving is a time of plenty – or, maybe more accurately, of vast over-consumption — from the meal to the midnight shopping rampage afterward.But across the United States this year, “plenty” has not been enjoyed by many farmers. A historic drought devastated crops over the summer, causing a spike in grain prices that led to farmers...[read more]

Why not make Black Friday a Green Friday?

November 22, 2012 by Katie Mandes

Black Friday via Shutterstock

As we approach one of the biggest shopping days of the year, take a minute to think about the things you can do to make searching for the perfect gift a little friendlier on the planet (and your wallet).Here are nine ideas for making Black Friday -- and the rest of the holiday season -- a little greener and less stressful. Try one. And...[read more]

Five climate events to be thankful for

November 21, 2007 by Joseph Romm

Lynn Englum, one of the interns at the Center for American Progress, has been doing some brainstorming in preparation for this year’s Thanksgiving feast. She’s come up with this list: Let this Thanksgiving be a time for reflection, as there are several events within the past year worth reminiscing. These five occurrences have increased...[read more]

Ethanol Dominoes: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

November 21, 2007 by John Whitehead

More in our sporadic series on ethanol dominos* from the TimesOnline (November 3): When Americans sit down to their Thanksgiving dinner in three weeks’ time, they will not be expressing gratitude for the surging price of the food on the table. The price of only one main ingredient in the traditional meal has remained stable over the past...[read more]