Archive for the ‘Biofuels’ Category

2 Jun 24 2014 @ 10:17pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random

Novel Ideas

The quest to diversify from fossil fuels has perhaps been no more successfully implemented than in Germany, where on the 14th morning of last month, it achieved a record 74% of its power generation from renewables, and specifically solar and wind energy. Admittedly this took an exceptionally sunny and windy day, but the achievement still stands. The pursuit of alternative energy sources across the globe has led to some rather nutty and novel ideas. Here are but a few.

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0 Apr 18 2013 @ 4:08pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Alphabetti Spaghetti

There has been an acronymtastic set of reports this week from the IEA, IMF, and EIA. So from these nine letters come six charts out of three reports. Alphabetti spaghetti indeed.  » read more

6 Apr 4 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Alfred Hitchcock Presents…Energy

Some would say that energyland™ is incomparable to the genius that is film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock, but I say poppycock! For energyland™ contains as many twists and turns on a daily basis as a Hitchcock thriller. So without any more suspense, let us join the dots betwixt the two. » read more

1 Mar 8 2013 @ 6:32pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy

Ernest and Gina Go To Washington

In a world of acronyms, President Obama announced this week (FYI, ICYMI) his nominees to head up the DOE and EPA. Pending confirmation by the Senate, Ernest and Gina will be going to Washington*. » read more

0 Jan 18 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito Bites

Happy Friday! This week has seen crude oil supported as it focuses on the positives –  decent data out of China and improving sentiment in broader markets due to earnings season, while supply-side concerns are forgotten for now (hark, domestic production at a 20-yr high). As for natural gas, we have seen a swift return to mid-three dollardom due to colder conditions and a storage withdrawal bullishly beyond the realms of  any analyst expectation. Enough for now, y’all let’s chow: » read more