May 7 2013 @ 10:24am by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology, UK natural gas
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
Jan 31 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Technology
Given the rapid rise of the US shale gas market, it is not surprising that similar opportunities are being explored with gusto across the globe. Given the size of technically recoverable shale gas already identified, it would seem that a global boom is inevitable….or is it? » read more
Jan 17 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, risk management, Technology
I have always considered there are only two key rationales for investing in solar energy: for economic benefit (through subsidies or not), or for altruism. But the solar industry has seen a break in the clouds to start this year, and although it has been in part due to chasing profits, it has also been due to a third reason which has been hidden from me in plain view…that of necessity.
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Oct 25 2012 @ 10:57am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy, Technology
This latest collection of random observations has been sponsored by the University of Texas, and their energy poll which was released last week. The results of 2,100 respondents have been weighted to reflect the demographics of the US. Now I’m not even going to touch the political Q&As with a barge pole, (although you can see them all here), because frankly there are a number of much more fascinating topics to consider. And here are three of them.
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Aug 15 2012 @ 1:33pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Risk Strategy, Technology
China’s first manned outing into space hasn’t been the only mission the country has been focused on recently. There has been an almost surgical focus by China on foreign acquisitions in the energy space, taken one giant step further by the acquisition of NEXEN by CNOOC (nope, that’s not code, I promise). » read more