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0 Dec 13 2016 @ 8:52am by Allison Schweizer in Blog

That’s a Wrap!

perspectivesAs mentioned, we’re signing off at the end of the month. Once again, to make sure you see the latest energy market analysis, please check out Perspectives, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and like our Facebook page. It’s not expected, but you can even tell your relatives about us. We can’t think of a better topic for post-dinner conversation.

0 Dec 6 2016 @ 9:57am by Allison Schweizer in Blog

We’re Folding the Burrito

perspectivesWe’ve had a delectable run, but it’s time to fold the Energy Burrito. (And, no, it’s not just so we can use the burrito-folding pun. Well, not exclusively.) However, we’re providing the same filling energy market analysis in a different forum — our new Perspectives site.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

Why Oil Matters (to Everyone)

Breconomics: Brexit and the Energy Markets

Running the Numbers: What Drives US Power Prices?

The Burrito will wrap at month’s end. To make sure you’re getting the latest market insights, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and like our page on Facebook.

You’ll also get fresh viewpoints on sustainability, energy efficiency and related technologies. Consider it a condiment.

0 Jun 9 2015 @ 11:23am by Daniel Holder in Blog, Electricity, energy consulting

Unpacking the Clean Power Plan

Avid Energy Burrito readers may have noticed we received some unwelcome attention recently from a computer savvy team of handbag enthusiasts. Last week, our site was redirected to a website promoting luxury handbags. If you visited during that time, you were probably confused (or delighted) to see we diversified into trendy, name-brand purses at reasonable prices. (Plus free, two-day shipping!) 

Alas, our foray into fashion accessories was short-lived and everything has returned to normal. Under the circumstances, we can’t quite make a silk purse out of this sow’s ear, but we thought we’d use this post to have a little fun at our expense. Enjoy. 

I Can Never Find Anything in Here! – Unpacking the Clean Power Plan

In the world of electricity, local, state and national policies often shape the future of a country’s generation fleet considerably more than the price of coal or natural gas.  The EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) is a prime example of such a policy.  While the EPA has previously placed carbon standards for new power plants, the CPP is the first time the EPA has placed standards on existing power plants. And these standards appear to be far from simply…cosmetic. » read more

0 Oct 27 2014 @ 12:39pm by Matt Smith in Blog

File Under: Calamitous Crude

I was once again fortunate enough to kick-off the week with an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning, talking about another calamitous start to the week by the crude complex. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of this morning’s interview:

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