Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

0 Jul 22 2013 @ 10:10pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, Technology

A Random Walk Through Renewable Generation

For the last couple of months I’ve been digging into the hydrocarbon space and studies from LNG exports to NGVs to gasoline, so it seemed a prudent time to go off on a tangent and take a random walk through something non-fossil fuel-ish. So here are ten tidbits I have garnered on my recent travels through the land of renewable generation: » 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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0 Jun 29 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas, Technology

Burrito bites

Happy Friday! As the see-saw of time sends us tipping into the second half of the year, we have had an exceedingly interesting week indeed for both natural gas and oil. Natty pushed through resistance to make a six-month high, before panicking and scarpering lower again despite a heat wave engulfing the US to spur on cooling demand. As for oil, a descent to eight-month lows for WTI has been met by an effervescent rally, due to a bit of good news out of Europe (a refreshing change indeed). As we approach the weekend…burrito bites are your friend!: » read more

0 Jun 22 2012 @ 10:52am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

Yo y’all, it’s been another nutty week in the world of energy, as Brent crude has made 18-month lows, while WTI has disco-danced its way back into the 70′s (to $77 to be specific); worsening economic data on a global front has been the overwhelming drag on prices this week. Natural gas is seeing record temperatures across parts of the US boosting cooling demand, but even the impending formation and threat of the fourth-named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season cannot propel prices too much higher (insert Debby downer joke here). Enough from me, it’s time to eat:

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0 May 25 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Global Energy, Natural Gas

Burrito bites

The sun is shining, and the prospect of a long weekend is upon us. Happy Friday indeed! Unfortunately, there have been storm clouds hovering over Energyland™ all week due to ongoing Eurozone woes, as the clear and present danger of Greece exiting the euro becomes, err, more clear and more present (as the saying goes, change will come when the pain of staying the same is worse than the pain of change).

As for natural gas, prices have been exceedingly choppy but range-bound, as an early-week rally has been replaced by selling due to neutral temperatures on the outlooks and the prospect of coal-to-gas switching now becoming gas-to-coal switching after the recent run up. So my blurb is finito, now have some bites of burrito…

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