0 Oct 21 2014 @ 9:48pm by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy

Solar to be the Leading Source of Electricity by 2050?

Schneider Electric’s CMO, Chris Hummel, pondered recently on Twitter whether the IEA’s claim that solar energy could be the leading source of electricity by 2050 was achievable.

My initial reaction was hum-dee-dum…not a chance! Then I thought about it, then some more, grabbed my research shovel and started digging… » read more

0 Oct 15 2014 @ 5:40am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Late Night TV

After crude prices tumbled yesterday, I jumped at the opportunity to appear on CNBC Asia to talk about how downward revisions to global oil demand growth by the IEA and OPEC discord have walloped prices. One of the anchors also gave a shout out to Energy Burrito (but not in the clip)…making my late-night adventure all the more worth it! Hark, click on the below moonlit mugshot to launch to the clip:  

0 Oct 13 2014 @ 10:16am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Taking a ‘Bath’…

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was pretty hilarious as Joe tried to coax an American accent out of me. The best he got was what my children chide me for saying… ‘bath’ and ‘banana’ (I pronounce them ‘barth and banarnar’). Unfortunately the clip below is just the serious part of the interview, although there was a lot to cover re OPEC as crude prices take a ‘bath’ once more…

1 Oct 3 2014 @ 12:40pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same…

The above phrase is from the translation of  ’plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose‘ by the French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr. Regardless, not only is it great, but also highly applicable to a veritable selection of shenanigans going on across energyland™.  » read more

0 Oct 2 2014 @ 9:43am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy

File Under: Rantastic!

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box came after a huge overnight move in crude to the lows of the year, giving lots to discuss. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of today’s interview. To hear more of my ranting, you can also listen to an interview here that I did for the ETF store this week. It’s over 20 minutes long, and covers a lot of ground, from the economy to emissions to oil to natural gas to renewables. Rantastic!