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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 Sun Will Always Shine, the Wind Will Always Blow

Active Energy Management via Solar And Wind Technology “Wind and solar PV capacity has grown very rapidly in many countries.. By the end of 2015, these technologies had reached double-digit shares of annual electricity generation in ten countries..in all cases without … 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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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 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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