BURN: History

The Global Energy Mix and Policies

 On this page, you can find energy information about the world’s most populated countries: China, India, the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, November 10, 2011 more »

The Price of Gasoline: How it Rises and Falls

WHY GAS PRICES CHANGE

The price of gasoline fluctuates with several markets, not only the retail market of service stations. In fact, when looking at the national average gasoline at the pump, the international crude oil market is the single biggest factor determining the price.

 

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL OIL…

November 10, 2011 more »

“Cap-and-Trade” and Carbon Tax Proposals

Often called “emission trading”, in a working cap-and-trade system, industries that release undesirable compounds into the air, water, or soil have limits of how much they can emit based upon pollution permits. Depending on the system, polluters either are given or have to buy their permits. The government establishes how much total pollution that the permits will grant, an umbrella cap on the economy. If an industry participant wants to release more than the permit allows, they buy the right from another industry player, if available, or perhaps face penalties, depending on the details.

November 28, 2010 more »