EROEI: A Useful Measure or a Distraction?

Random Thoughts from the High Desert by Sig Silber EROEI = Usable Acquired Energy / Energy Expended It seems so simple. If the amount of energy produced relative to the amount of energy utilized in producing that energy tends to decline, at some point as the ratio approaches 1.0 (or perhaps even becomes a fraction …

November 2013 CPI Inflation Little Change

by Doug Short and Steven Hansen The November 2013 Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate increased marginally but was constrained by a decline in energy prices.