Jul 23 2014 @ 7:19am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas
Russell Gold is absolutely marvelous. Not only has he spent over a decade as an intrepid energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, but he has written a book, ‘The Boom‘, which is the quintessential history of the US fracking revolution.
The book provides a fair and balanced view on how hydraulic fracturing has kick-started the US energy boom, and I am so keen to spread the word about it that I have five copies to give away. But before that, here is an interview with the mighty Russell Gold himself, providing some candid and compelling insights. Enjoy!
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Jul 21 2014 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy
It is always good to kick off the week with an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box – especially with so much to discuss. It was therefore a double bonus to be interviewed by guest host Mohamed El-Erian. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of this morning’s segment:
Jul 11 2014 @ 12:59pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Risk Strategy
The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no exception. Here are ten info nuggets I have pilfered from it. These numbers are kinda nutty… » read more
Jun 26 2014 @ 11:08pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, risk management
Just as I tweet my favorite articles so that I have a filing place for them (Twitter is awesome for so many reasons, don’t get me started…), I use my desktop to store all my favorite graphics. And it is way too cluttered. So in my quest to make it more minimal and zen, here is an assembly of images which I need to set free, all with a similar theme: that of power. Enjoy! » read more
Jun 24 2014 @ 10:17pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random
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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