Hoping for the death of fossil fuels? Be careful what you wish for…

Hoping for the death of fossil fuels? Be careful what you wish for…

Fossil fuel usage is such a massive part of the landscape that it’s hard to imagine a life without it. Many dream of that day and for them it can’t come soon enough. If there was a new technology announced that would be available tomorrow that would render fossil fuels obsolete overnight, would you be […]

This little light of mine: The energy for this website, and where it comes from

This little light of mine: The energy for this website, and where it comes from

“You owe it to yourself to do something creative with every breath you take.” or something like that – Maynard James Keenan live in 2012 (I’d had a few beers, sue me. Great show though) Writing a blog is more complicated than I thought when the idea first entered my head. I had some knowledge/ideas […]

Oil/Gas production: Harebrained headlines, or why the whole world is confused by energy information

Oil/Gas production: Harebrained headlines, or why the whole world is confused by energy information

If you read business websites and/or have any interest in petroleum (and who wouldn’t), you may notice headlines like this one from an energy patch publication called The Daily Oil Bulletin on Nov 14, 2014: U.S. Natgas Rig Count fell 6 at 350 – Baker Hughes . In itself, that’s a pretty cryptic message: who is […]

OPEC and oil prices: if you gave a dozen dysfunctional vagrants control of the global economy, what do you think would happen?

OPEC and oil prices: if you gave a dozen dysfunctional vagrants control of the global economy, what do you think would happen?

The business news is dominated by talk of crashing oil prices and the possible repercussions. Oil patch workers and anyone who thought shares in energy companies were a good idea are watching, slack jawed and pasty white, share prices get demolished and wondering if this really is the end of the oil era. Could be, […]

Fossil fuels vs. Solar energy: the expensive hunt for rotted dinosaurs shifts to the ultimate free lunch

Fossil fuels vs. Solar energy: the expensive hunt for rotted dinosaurs shifts to the ultimate free lunch

As much as I love filling up at the pumps – the soothing smell, the spirit of contributing to the economy as the meter shows my cash disappear, the exhilarating sense of danger from knowing that an errant spark will blow me into the next neighborhood – I have to admit a solar powered future […]