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Commentary & Opinion
March 23, 2016 Is Warren Buffett Becoming More Bullish on Energy?Source: The Motley Fool
Warren Buffett sidestepped much of the energy decline. In March 2014, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) had substantial exposure to a number of upstream/integrated companies, including ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and...
...there’s a growing and dangerous push to 1) NOT produce more fossil fuels, 2) NOT build more related infrastructure, and/or 3) hurt the companies that produce our coal, oil, and gas.
March 16, 2016 Hillary and Bernie Need a Fracking LessonSource: American Spectator
Fracking has nearly doubled the amount of oil produced in the United States since 2008, and it is largely responsible for the dramatic drop in gas prices the country is currently experiencing. It has also made the United States...
Greentech Media - Ben Kallo at equity analyst firm RW Baird believes that Tesla's current battery costs are ~$150 to ~$200 per kilowatt-hour, well below the industry average pack costs of ~$350 per kilowatt-hour (as estimated by...
March 14, 2016 Fukushima: Can it happen here'
Voice News - "The problems that led to the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi exist wherever reactors operate," said David Lochbaum, Edwin Lyman, Susan Stranahan and the Union of Concerned Scientists in their 2013 book "Fukushima."...
March 1, 2016 Keeping the Lights On: Cybersecurity and the GridSource: Forbes
Most Americans take for granted the national electric grid, one of the most important components of the U.S. infrastructure system, expecting it to reliably provide adequate power when and where it is needed.
February 29, 2016 5 breakthroughs that would transform clean energySource: CS Monitor
Current solar- and wind-power technology give governments and businesses everything they need to spur a wholesale shift away from fossil fuels. But a growing chorus of scientists and thinkers argue that the world needs a major...
February 29, 2016 Why we should beware the dawn of cheap petrolSource: The Guardian
It’s been many years since the motorist had such a warm feeling at the petrol pump. Whoever thought they would be able to fill the car at prices as low as 90p a litre? Take advantage; fill up that tank. But don’t delude yourself...
February 24, 2016 It's The Energy, Stupid: How Low Oil Prices Could Reshape Geopolitics - And Drive Peace In AsiaSource: Forbes
On 22 February, the US crude futures price rose $1.84 to $31.84 a barrel, a 6% increase. The reason: the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecast that US shale oil output could drop by 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2016 and...
February 22, 2016 Fossil fuel funded report denies the expert global warming consensusSource: The Guardian
The central theme of this manuscript is an attack against the expert consensus on human-caused global warming. The consensus refers to the very strong and repeatable measure of what scientists think about climate change. What do...
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