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
Oct 21 2014 @ 9:48pm by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy
Schneider Electric’s CMO, Chris Hummel, pondered recently on Twitter whether the IEA’s claim that solar energy could be the leading source of electricity by 2050 was achievable.
My initial reaction was hum-dee-dum…not a chance! Then I thought about it, then some more, grabbed my research shovel and started digging… » read more
Jun 28 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology
Well, no it isn’t (the question, that is). It is more of a statement or affirmation, as this post takes a look at two charts from two recent releases, BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy and the EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook , to show two contrasting themes. One chart illustrates key consumption levels, and the other illustrates the key lack thereof. » read more
Mar 9 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas
Happy Nonfarm Friday! As we charge into mid-March and spring towards, err, spring, natural gas sees the end of withdrawal season appearing in the distance. This is greasing the way for new 10-year lows, as supply is strong, storage is strong, temperatures are strong…and demand is weak. » read more
Dec 9 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Random
And the second Friday of December hits us like a snowball, with general markets having a frosty reception to the latest effort by European leaders to stop the rot to halt the region’s debt crisis.
Crude prices have apprehensively back-pedaled into double-digitdom this week, while natural gas prices sled towards the lows of the year once again, as we are set to reach Christmas without a solid bout of frigid conditions in the US. But enough chat, here are the snacks: » read more