Why Gas Prices Rise Nearly Every Spring

Although it wasn’t strongly emphasized in the recent discussions on the rise in gasoline prices, those prices to rise nearly every spring. But why does it happen? There is no question that it does happen. […]

The Enormous Energy Legacy Of President George W. Bush

I often remind people that a U.S. president’s policies generally have limited impact on the energy markets in the short term. This topic often comes up when gasoline prices are rising or falling. However, over […]

Addressing Reader Feedback On Rising Gasoline Prices

Over the past two years, I have written two articles on gasoline prices that each got more than half a million views at Forbes. That means there is obviously tremendous interest in the topic, but […]

China’s Dominance Of Clean Energy Supply Chains Raises Concerns

Over the past decade, no major energy source has grown faster than solar power. According to the 2020 BP Statistical Review of World Energy, installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity has grown at an average annual […]

Why Gasoline Prices Are Rising

This past week the national average price for regular gasoline rose to $2.71 per gallon. That marks an increase of $0.46/gallon since the beginning of the year.  On a daily basis I see accusations on […]

Natural Gas Performed Heroically In Texas, Until It Didn’t

In a recent article for WIRED — The Energy Sector Must Prepare for More Extreme Weather — I detailed some of the primary causes behind the recent power outages in Texas. One aspect I didn’t […]

Funding For Battery Technology Companies Exploded In 2020

Last fall Swedish lithium-ion battery maker Northvolt announced that it had raised $600 million in equity to invest in capacity expansion, research and development, and large-scale recycling. The capital raise included institutional investors Baillie Gifford, […]