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Posts Tagged ‘solar energy’

2 Oct 21 2014 @ 9:48pm by Matt Smith in energy consulting, Global Energy

Solar to be the Leading Source of Electricity by 2050?

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

0 Apr 5 2013 @ 1:08pm by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Happy Nonfarm Friday! And it has been more fun than a barrel full of monkeys, as a big miss from the jobs data has sent markets reeling. Crude has tumbled this week, as US inventories reach a 22-yr high while demand remains mediocre. As for natural gas, a  huge withdrawal has sent storage levels below the 5-yr average, encouraging prices to try to push on to new 18-month highs. But enough from me, here’s the treats: » read more

1 Jan 17 2013 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Global Energy, risk management, Technology

Shedding Some Light On The Solar Debate

I have always considered there are only two key rationales for investing in solar energy: for economic benefit (through subsidies or not), or for altruism. But the solar industry has seen a break in the clouds to start this year, and although it has been in part due to chasing profits, it has also been due to a third reason which has been hidden from me in plain view…that of necessity.

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2 Jan 6 2012 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Happy 2012 and all that gubbins. Time to get our heads out of the clouds (lenticular ones at that, see left) and our feet back on the ground after a welcome respite. This first trading week of the year has sure been eventful, although somewhat with familiar themes flowing through it. Crude prices have been involved in a game of tug-of-war, with geopolitical concerns on one end of the rope, and European debt woes on the other. As for natural gas, there is again the familiar themes of non-extreme weather and strong supply / storage data to aid it in pootling lower. Any hoo, let’s chew: » read more

0 Aug 19 2011 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Random, risk management

Burrito Bites

Welcome to the latest buffet that is burrito bites. In the week that was, everything started relatively calmly after last week’s stormy trading, only for all to go awry on Thursday. Twas on this day a bucketload of bad economic data was thrown onto the markets, sending equities and crude sliding lower; meanwhile, natural gas recovered from a bearish weekly storage report to focus instead on potential tropical activity. WTI Crude has ducked below the surface of $80 before coming up for air, while natty remains submerged below $4. Hark, snacks are served:   » read more