Monthly Archives: March 2018

Analysis or Advocacy? The IEA’s Global Energy Report Numbers Don’t Add Up

This month’s International Energy Agency (IEA) Global Energy and CO2 Status report showcased a preliminary assessment of global energy demand in 2017. By the IEA’s standards, the summary was more a strange exercise in excited journalism than measured analysis: and … Continue reading

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Top Down: The Five Forces That Will Define the Oil Market – to 2023

Near-term oil market analyses emphasise decline rates and pessimistic outlooks leading to looming supply gaps. However, a top-down view shows the opposite: the four major supply blocs – OPEC, Russia, US, IOCs – will all likely achieve near-term growth strategies, even as the more … Continue reading

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Nine Orders of Magnitude: Wind, Solar and Lithium Will Take It From Here

“The future is already here – it’s just not adequately described” (dolllarsperbbl after William Gibson) Energy Transitions Do Not Have to Take a Very Very Long Time Vaclav Smil is wrong. Smil is a leading and influential academic champion of … Continue reading

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