Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

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

0 Jul 26 2013 @ 12:30pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Good day! Our buddies crude oil and natural gas are charging lower into the weekend, as profit-taking and fears of a Chinese slowdown weigh heavily on Texas tea. As for natural gas, temperatures for the peak of summertime are set to be very mild and meek indeed, spurring on selling. With the weekend ahoy, here are some snacks to enjoy: » read more

4 Jan 8 2013 @ 10:50pm by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management

Venezuela: Chavez, Challenges, and Change

With the rapid deterioration in the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, it seems a pertinent time to look at why Venezuela and Chavez play such an integral role in the global energy market. » read more