Jun 9 2015 @ 11:23am by Daniel Holder in Blog, Electricity, energy consulting
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
Jun 13 2013 @ 10:43am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas
Alrightee, there have been a number of key reports from the EIA this week which have prompted me to present some pertinent points, and pose some ponderations. So below is the skinny from three reports on shale, gales (well, hurricanes), and tipping scales (…of market balance).
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Apr 18 2013 @ 4:08pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas
There has been an acronymtastic set of reports this week from the IEA, IMF, and EIA. So from these nine letters come six charts out of three reports. Alphabetti spaghetti indeed. » read more
Mar 21 2013 @ 10:56am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management
Listening to my iPod on shuffle this weekend, I rediscovered my appetite for the band, Cake. Upon further delving into their back catalogue I discovered a theme. So through their playlist here is how it is possible to get energy…from Cake. » read more
Nov 15 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management, Risk Strategy
The IEA’s 2012 World Energy Outlook has spurned many a headline since its release on Monday, which should be none too surprising given it is 688 pages long. The executive summary of the report can be viewed here (which is 676 pages less than the full version), while through even more distillation here are ten points I have gleaned from it in the past few days: » read more