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Here’s a mishmash of unrelated energy tidbits. Could oil head down to $70 per barrel? “Growing demand will not as easily erode spare capacity as in recent years,” says R-Squared. [EnergyTrendsInsider] The EU may have miscalculated in deciding to impose tariffs on imports of solar cells and panels from China. [Forbes] And because it’s Friday,… Keep reading →

Forget about the LED lighting and the R-38 ceiling insulation. The way to drive down electricity use is to put on massively popular sporting events that draw people together to watch in large groups, and to time the events to take place when folks would typically be doing stuff around the house.

That’s the slightly tongue-in-cheek – or maybe it’s hopeful – message from Opower, the energy report and analytics company. Keep reading →