2 Jun 24 2014 @ 10:17pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random

Novel Ideas

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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0 Jun 13 2014 @ 11:53am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: More Insurgency

This morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box was again focused on the developments in Iraq, hark click on the below mug shot to launch to the clip: 

0 Jun 12 2014 @ 9:37pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy

File Under: Insurgency

Today was a doozie of a day. Not because I’d already zipped to the studio to appear on Russia 24 this morning before Fox Business this afternoon, but because I was at my desk well before dawn – I couldn’t sleep because of my fears of what the day would yield. Unfortunately, they came to fruition. Hark, click on the below mug shot to get my reaction to the escalating violence in Iraq.

0 Apr 29 2014 @ 10:26pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Miley, Bieber, and Changing Global Oil Dynamics

Let’s go a little controversial here. The US oil boom is such a headline-grabbing topic at the moment that I cannot help but draw comparisons betwixt it and its pop culture equivalent, Miley Cyrus. And while on that tangent, the oil cartel OPEC reminds me of…Justin Bieber: just as US oil production is surging in stature, OPEC’s dominance appears to be waning. » read more

0 Apr 28 2014 @ 9:26pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

File Under: Monsoon Season or Driving Season?

In this morning’s appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box we covered both geopolitics and the impending arrival of driving season. As anchor Joe Kernen lamented the absence of summer, I couldn’t help but note how my journey to the studio left me considering monsoon season more than driving season. Hark, click on the below mugshot to launch to part of the interview: