The Energy Consumer's Bulletin- a New England energy news blog

Trump, Tillerson, and Putin

Posted by Larry Chretien on Monday, January 23, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

There’s a bromance going on between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. It’s bizarre and has all kinds of serious implications for national security, foreign policy, human rights, and more. The focus of this blog is about how their shared agenda would have us relapse into a deeper addiction to petroleum.

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Tags: oil market, world news, oil import, foreign oil, environmental policy

Climate Change Impacts on Public Heath - Up Close and Personal

Posted by Cory Firstenberg on Monday, August 25, 2014 @ 09:00 PM

Global Warming and Public Health

Before he died in 2011, Dr. Paul Epstein of the Harvard School of Public Health researched the impacts of global warming on public health.  The work he did brought complicated science down to a very basic fundamental point – how does changing our climate affect human health?  He illustrated the many ways that we are being harmed.  Shortly before he died, he wrote a great piece for the Atlantic

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Tags: Massachusetts, world news, renewable energy

Soccer and Energy on a Worldwide Scale

Posted by Larry Chretien on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Some of us are big soccer fans, especially when it comes to the World Cup, now being played in Brazil.  On Monday, we witnessed an excellent match between the United States and Ghana.  As Americans, we can be proud of the 2-1 victory.  But there is more to that match than just the final score.  We also learned that Ghanaians were quite stressed out about the possibility that they would be unable to watch the big game due to electricity shortages.  For them, the World Cup is the equivalent of the World Series, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl and NBA Championships all rolled into one.

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Tags: renewable energy, environmental policy, world news