Category Archives: Industry Activity

The Surprising Dual Winners of the Energy Transition – OPEC and the New Technologies: Shale, Solar And Wind

   There are a lot of new arrivals at the low-end of the energy cost-curve – but OPEC may yet adapt. Summary US shale and global solar / wind energy technologies are now competing strongly with the traditional oil and gas industry: … Continue reading

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The Other Side of The Equation: Oil Growth now Depends on Consumer Choice more than Industry Demand

Car as Device, Gasoline as Consumer Good Reviewing US gasoline consumption in detail reveals the emergence of a deeper trend for crude oil demand: it’s future growth depends increasingly on its capability as a consumer good, not as an industrial commodity. In its … Continue reading

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Short the (Expensive) Horses: The numbers behind fossil fuel’s decline

For all the strengths of the incumbent thermal fossil fuel system, mainly its energy density and transportability, it is not an inherently scalable technology – and it is vulnerable to one that is.

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The First Law of Thermodynamics – Energy Is Becoming a Buyer’s Market

Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but can be altered from one state to another (1). Oil Supply Dwarfs Demand – Official “There is an abundance of oil: known resources today dwarf the world’s likely consumption of oil out to 2050 and … Continue reading

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For the UK, 2016 Was Likely the Year of Peak Demand for Internal Combustion Cars

The Car Market In the UK Has Now Fundamentally Changed 2016 probably marked the peak of sales growth for conventionally-fuelled, non-electric internal-combustion vehicles in the UK – meaning they are now likely in long-term sales decline. A short-hand way of describing this … Continue reading

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