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
Mar 14 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, risk management
It is rather easy to get swept up in the ‘holier than thou’ mindset when it comes to lower carbon emissions in the US. Granted, the US is making progress on this front: 2012 levels were about 13% below those seen in 2005. » read more
May 10 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Natural Gas
I was utterly gutted to hear about the passing of Adam Yauch (MCA from the Beastie Boys) last week. Although I didn’t care for the band’s early stuff like ‘Fight For Your Right To Party’ and ‘No Sleep ’til Brooklyn’, their second album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ is one of my favorite records ever, and I have been a fan ever since. So in honor of such a glorious life (from hoodrat to humanitarian), here are some Beastie Boys classics which loop their way back to Commodityland™.
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Apr 12 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas
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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Sep 29 2011 @ 10:50am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas
Once again this week I found myself going off on a tangent as I was researching something else. My meanderings led me to forraging for facts about power, so here are some relevant, riveting, and random electro-info-nuggets™. » read more