Why The World Needs More Nuclear Power

This is the final article in a series based on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption of coal, global natural gas trends, and the continued explosion in the […]

Renewables Catching Nuclear Power In Global Energy Race

This article is the fifth in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. Previous articles in this series covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply and demand, the production and consumption of coal, and global natural gas trends: BP Warns Of An […]

U.S. Increases Its Dominance In Natural Gas Production

This article is the fourth in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. Previous articles covered carbon dioxide emissions, petroleum supply […]

The Top-Performing Energy Companies Of Q2

The first half of the year is in the books. Following its best quarterly performance in nearly ten years in the first quarter, the S&P 500 returned 3.8% in the second quarter. For the first half of […]

Coal Demand Rises, But Remains Below Peak Levels

This article is the third in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. In the first article of […]

Guest Post: Offshore Wind Power Cost Update

Today I bring you another post from returning guest Todd “Ike” Kiefer who draws some lessons from the decommissioning of the world’s first offshore wind farm. Mr. Kiefer’s biography can be found at the end […]

The Peak Oil Estimate You Won’t Believe: A Tale Of Two Sigmoids

Introduction Over the years, I have often pondered what the world’s ultimate oil production might be before it peaks and inevitably declines. I can recall around 2005-2007 on the website The Oil Drum, that there […]

The Ethanol Industry Braces For Impact

Last week the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) reported that President Trump is preparing to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make a big change to the country’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The change is one […]