Archive for the ‘energy consulting’ Category

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

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

1 Jan 6 2014 @ 5:41pm by Matt Smith in Economy, energy consulting, Natural Gas

10 Things to Consider about the Marcellus Shale

Ok, my bad – wrong Marsalis to the left. For today, my friends, we are going to talk about the crazy cat that is the Marcellus Shale, via ten different considerations. So let’s get this show on the road, and start the countdown from ten to one: » read more

1 Nov 1 2013 @ 6:51pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to…Frack

The line above is (mostly) taken from the poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner‘. It seemed relevant when addressing the issue of water usage in hydraulic fracturing, as the poem provokes a similar range of emotions – from horror to incredulity to fascination. I haven’t set out to validate or vilify the relationship betwixt water and fracking, just present some background info. Which is this:

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0 May 7 2013 @ 10:24am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology, UK natural gas

Chips And Salsa With The Shale Gas Guru

Nick Grealy is one of the leading advocates of shale gas in Europe. As well as being the publisher of the site No Hot Air, Nick consults on the impact of shale gas, and has appeared in front of UK Parliamentary Committees and on such shows as BBC’s Newsnight to discuss the topic.

Nick is very passionate, opinionated, and a little eccentric. In a world in which shale gas is generally portrayed in a negative light, Nick instead sees it as a bridge to a low carbon environment. So enjoy below some colorful responses from ‘The Shale Gas Guru’. » read more