Monthly Archives: December 2016

2017: 21st Century Energy Gets Underway

2017  is the year when all energy eyes will be on OPEC and the US, but that will miss the beginning of the broader conversion from 20th century to 21st century energy. The incremental growth in energy demand will be mostly consumed … Continue reading

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The End of the ICE Age: The Internal Combustion Engine Could Soon Become A Stranded Asset

A number of forces, technical and economic, are conspiring to unseat the internal combustion engine (ICE) as the prime mover for transportation. The future powering of China and India looks more electric, efficient and urban, stranding ICE vehicles and oil … Continue reading

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The Flat-Packing of Energy

The Emergence of a Less Fragile, More Flexible and Scalable Energy System Three reasons why the energy world is undergoing rapid change: manufacturing-based economics, energy security and scalability. ___________________________ “Fragility occurs when big is forced into doing what was best … Continue reading

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How do you keep Oil above $50/bbl forever?

In a world of flattening and changing energy demand, with more dense and varied supply, Saudi Arabia’s latest, lone effort to manage global oil prices looks forlorn ———— Everyone seems to like an oil price around about $50-60/bbl these days. Saudi … Continue reading

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Peak Demand, Relentless Supply – Paper 2

A summary of Paper  2 is shown here – the full analysis is in the White Paper section. Three Key Questions Paper 1 discussed two fundamentally different world-views of the energy transition. The industry consensus is that it will be gradual, … Continue reading

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