Posts Tagged ‘wind power’

0 Jun 26 2014 @ 11:08pm by Matt Smith in Global Energy, risk management

Talkin’ ‘Bout Mo’ Generation

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

2 Jun 24 2014 @ 10:17pm by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Global Energy, Random

Novel Ideas

The quest to diversify from fossil fuels has perhaps been no more successfully implemented than in Germany, where on the 14th morning of last month, it achieved a record 74% of its power generation from renewables, and specifically solar and wind energy. Admittedly this took an exceptionally sunny and windy day, but the achievement still stands. The pursuit of alternative energy sources across the globe has led to some rather nutty and novel ideas. Here are but a few.

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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

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

0 Dec 7 2012 @ 10:54am by Matt Smith in Biofuels, Blog, Crude Oil, Economy, energy consulting, Global Energy, Random

Burrito bites

As we charge into December, we see oil and natural gas prices distinctly lacking in the holiday spirit and looking downbeat, as fiscal cliff and Euro woes combine with a lack of wintry weather to spur on sell-offs in the respective commodities. That said, a turnaround in any of these elements could propel either commodity higher, as both seem supported near current levels. Enough fluff, let’s hit up the good stuff:    » read more