• BLOG # 95 Nov 8, 2021 at 8:37:32 AM

Las facturas de calefacción en invierno se vislumbran como la próxima amenaza inflacionaria

• BLOG # 92 Nov 8, 2021 at 9:35:04 AM

Winter Heating Bills Loom as the Next Inflation Threat*

After plunging during the pandemic as the economy slowed, energy prices have roared upward. Washington is already moving to offer homeowners relief.

With consumers already dealing with the fastest price increases in decades, another unwelcome uptick is on the horizon: a widely expected increase in winter heating bills.

After plunging during the pandemic as the global economy slowed, energy prices have roared upward. Natural gas, used to heat almost half of U.S. households, has almost doubled in price since this time last year. The price of crude oil — which deeply affects the 10 percent of households that rely on heating oil and propane during the winter — has soared by similarly eye-popping levels.

And those costs are being quickly passed through to consumers, who have become accustomed to cheaper energy prices in recent years and now find themselves with growing concerns about inflation this year.


Opinión

Fossil fuels come back with a vengeance. A grim dependence on hard to access fossil fuels brings struggling families more hardship. There seemingly is no quick solution, except that the government compensate the population for their inaction on eliminating this ancient power source.

Los combustibles fósiles regresan con fuerza. Una severa dependencia de combustibles fósiles de difícil acceso trae más dificultades a las familias que luchan. Aparentemente, no hay una solución rápida, excepto que el gobierno compense a la población por su inacción para eliminar esta antigua fuente de energía.

*Read More https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/08/business/economy/home-heating-prices-winter.html?smid=em-share