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 […]

Meltdown At Gevo

I am currently reading the book The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters. The excess and greed of a few of those profiled is mind-boggling. Of particular note, the late Aubrey […]

Can U.S. Shale Oil Offset OPEC Production Cuts?

In an earlier article – Why OPEC’s Announced Cuts Are A Really Big Deal – I addressed some of the skepticism around the recent production cuts enacted by OPEC. Today I want to consider in more depth the […]

My 2017 Energy Predictions

I read an article this morning where one analyst predicted that we are in a 10-15 year bear market for oil. The analyst stated that the market is oversupplied by about a million barrels per […]

Grading My 2016 Predictions

Almost a year ago I made my 2016 energy predictions (see “My 2016 Energy Predictions.”) I have been making annual predictions for nearly a decade now, primarily as a framework for sharing my views on […]