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Exxon’s Dangerous Energy Vision

 “Forecasts are not always wrong; more often than not, they can be reasonably accurate. And that is what makes them so dangerous…
They often work because the world does not always change. But sooner or later forecasts will fail when they … Continue reading

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Scale and Scalability: A One-Chart Guide to the Global Energy Transition

An era of unbalanced, unproductive energy supply is coming to an end – and a new age of scalable, efficient energy is rapidly emerging. In previous posts (eg here and here) we outlined the main features of the current energy … Continue reading

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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: why intermittency is just a mid-level engineering problem “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 … 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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