This site is about the business of energy.
More specifically its about how the world primary energy mix will change, probably fundamentally, in the next few years, due to a combination of three things:
- developments in global energy policies and analysis
- the maturing of alternative energy technologies
- the response of energy companies to the changes
I have been in the energy industry for over 32 years with two major European oil and gas companies, and I'll use that background to inform the posts.
The site will be updated weekly and is intended to stimulate debate, reflect on key trends and issues, and maybe set some ideas in motion.
NB - All content and comment is my opinion only, and does not reflect the philosophy or beliefs of any firm I have worked for, or am working with.
I have no financial holding in any energy-based company.
- Short the (Expensive) Horses: The numbers behind fossil fuel’s decline
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- US Gasoline Demand – A Prime Driver Reverses
- Dead on Arrival: How to Underestimate EV Demand
- The First Law of Thermodynamics – Energy Is Becoming a Buyer’s Market
- For the UK, 2016 Was Likely the Year of Peak Demand for Internal Combustion Cars
- 2017: 21st Century Energy Gets Underway
- The End of the ICE Age: The Internal Combustion Engine Could Soon Become A Stranded Asset
- The Flat-Packing of Energy
- How do you keep Oil above $50/bbl forever?
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Tag Archives: electric vehicles
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. “I’ve given talks in the past where … Continue reading
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
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
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