Energy Prices Will Only Climb, Says One Brazilian Oil Exec

Oil and gas prices are only due to climb, says Petrobas chief.  And that's OUR opportunity to make homes and commercial buildings more energy-efficient.

 

http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/5576069/petrobras-ceo-at...

Tags: efficiency, energy, prices

Views: 94

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Thing is....

Those prices get folded into almost all other prices (what isn't manufactured and shipped?), making any discretionary funds harder to allocate to energy-efficiency.

I do hope you are right.

Yes and no.

 

Fuel prices are likely to rise, and this will present an opportunity to push our services harder (both in the business arena and the political one as well). People see higher energy bills and they will give energy efficiency a second thought. I deal with both high-end and low-income folks, each (surprisingly, IMO) speaks of their general discontent with "high energy bills." Whether they understand the interdependent nature of the price of almost everything in modern society to fuel prices is a matter of discussion, but what I do know is that you can reduce your exposure to volatility by investing in energy efficiency.

 

A mortgage is a reality for most American homeowners, just as a lease is a reality for most American SMEs (small & medium-sized enterprises). The payments are due on time and the amount of those payments is (generally speaking) fixed. If it costs more to get into your car and buy some groceries then you're feeling squeezed. If it also costs more to "fuel" your home or business then you continue to feel squeezed. Reduce spending where you can is probably a natural instinct for most at such a point. And, I think most of us know that what we offer to the world out there is a hedge against volatility, some certainty in a time where few feel certain about much.

 

Patrick

RSS

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Twitter

Latest Activity

Diane Chojnowski replied to John Nicholas's discussion Slab Edge Insulation - A Side Thread to Melissa's Question
"Great videos Daniel. Would you please add them to our videos…"
6 hours ago
David Holtzclaw replied to Steve Mann's discussion Alnor 6200 LoFlo Capture Hood in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Hi Steve I'm interested 402-213-3788 dholtzclaw@transductiontechnologies.com thanks david "
22 hours ago
Eric Kjelshus replied to Steve Mann's discussion Alnor 6200 LoFlo Capture Hood in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"call me Monday 816-537-5100 "
22 hours ago
Steve Mann added a discussion to the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
Thumbnail

Alnor 6200 LoFlo Capture Hood

I've got an Alnor 6200 Balometer (Flowhood) I'd like to get rid of. No longer needed--I have a big…See More
23 hours ago
Paul Raymer posted an event
Thumbnail

MA Crew Chief/BPI Building Analyst Training at Bristol Community College at Commonwealth Landing

September 12, 2016 at 9am to September 16, 2016 at 4:30pm
Bristol Community College has created a hands-on training cabin in their laboratory.  This class…See More
yesterday
Daniel Morrison replied to John Nicholas's discussion Slab Edge Insulation - A Side Thread to Melissa's Question
"John, I just collaborated with Steve Baczek on a few videos for ProTradeCraft about slab insulation…"
yesterday
Profile IconMichael Sumpter and Bill Gartner joined Home Energy Pros
Friday
Malcolm Jackson joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
Friday

© 2016   Created by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service