Posts Tagged ‘electricity’

0 Jun 9 2015 @ 11:23am by Daniel Holder in Blog, Electricity, energy consulting

Unpacking the Clean Power Plan

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

0 Dec 21 2012 @ 10:33am by Matt Smith in Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random

Burrito bites

Happy 12/21/12! Something big was supposed to happen today but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was. As for our dearly beloved commodities this week, oil has remained under the influence of the fiscal cliff – the skullduggery of it all leaves crude ultimately range-bound and run ragged. As for natural gas, it has shimmied higher on cooler weather outlooks, back to swing around the monkey bar of mid three-dollardom. But enough from me, it’s time for treats: » read more

3 Dec 14 2012 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Blog, Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Three Themes For Twenty Forty

Earlier this week, Exxon Mobil released a report called ‘The Outlook For Energy: A View to 2040‘. Such reports are always great for identifying trends, once you accept the erroneous nature of trying to predict energy trends nearly 30 years into the future. I initially pulled a bunch of info and charts before realizing what I had was rather long and boring, so I have culled it down to these three themes: total energy demand growth, transportation growth, and industrial demand growth.  » read more

0 Apr 12 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Around The World In 80 Seconds

Given that this week feels like it has been all over the place, it seems somewhat appropriate that this post should do the same. So let us go around the world in 80 seconds, taking a look at some random energy nuggets from various corners of the globe.

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0 Feb 3 2012 @ 10:54am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Happy Nonfarm Friday! Crude is mustering a positive end to a rather lackluster week, as poor US oil demand (hark, a 13-yr low) threw a wet blanket over prices. It has taken a decent employment report here in the US today to reverse this trend. Meanwhile, natural gas is on another rollercoaster ride, falling three days in a row before rallying over 7% on the back of a slightly more bullish-than-consensus storage print on Thursday. What a week it has been…let’s hit the cuisine: » read more