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Energy Quote of the Day: On US Coal Exports to Asia Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

With US natural gas production growth and subsequent natural gas price declines coal has been backed out of the power generation fuel mix to some extent. As a result, US coal producers are exporting greater volumes to European and Asian buyers,...

Posted August 29, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: Some Thoughts on US Natural Gas Inventories as Fall Approaches

Last winter’s unusually harsh weather drew down natural gas storage inventories well below five-year average levels and left the industry assessing the degree to which producers would replenish inventories ahead of heating demand season. With summer...

Posted August 24, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'They Prefer Bilateral Relations with Moscow...'

Calls for stricter economic sanctions against strategic Russian energy players are not universal among European Union countries, particularly those where Russian oil and gas dependence is most deeply entrenched. The degree to which various EU...

Posted August 23, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: "Whatever Difficulties Arise this Winter, Gazprom is Helping you Prepare"

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (L), and Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom CEO, Alexei Miller (R) shake hands during a news conference for the Russian natural gas monopoly Gazprom on March 30, 2006 at the headquarters in Moscow, Russia...

Posted August 12, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: '... Then we Just go Away as a Business'

In a story as much about political campaign finance as about oyster farming in Washington State, climate change, ocean acidification and business competiveness are major themes.“It used to be the canary in the coal mine,” Mr. [Gov. Jay] Inslee said...

Posted August 9, 2014    

How Con Edison Effectively Relied on Social Media to Reach Customers During Superstorm Sandy

Social media can be a fun way to keep up with friends, play games and kill time, but it can also be a source of real-time news and a platform used to disseminate critical information during emergencies. You’d be hard pressed to read an online news...

Posted August 3, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: "The Fog of War Will not Clear for a Long Time," Oil Price Impact?

Geopolitical turmoil and security threats in major producing regions are never good for oil market stability, and while global benchmark oil prices have been cruising through an historic range-bound lack of volatility for an extended period,...

Posted August 2, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: On Major Oil Field Development Woes

The hits keep on coming for companies invested in the North Caspian Operating Company, the consortium developing Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan oil field. One of the world’s largest and most complex oil field development projects, Kashagan has been...

Posted July 26, 2014    

Sure the Utility Business Model is Changing, but Not So Fast

The changing utility business model has been a major theme in the news and industry circles this year, with many bemoaning that fact that as distributed generation and energy efficiency proliferate, utilities sell less of their product. The trend...

Posted July 24, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'This has not Been Done Before,' Energy & Tech Increasingly Collide

As energy technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, the distinction between pure-play energy companies and technology companies becomes increasingly blurred. Whether it’s drilling technology, energy storage, wind turbine advancement, increased...

Posted July 20, 2014    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'There’s Been a Monopoly on the Fuel System in this Country'

A new documentary called Pump seeking to promote alternative fuels in the US takes aim at the existing downstream oil products complex and suggests change is afoot. The movie is due out in September and today Submarine Deluxe, in association with...

Posted July 19, 2014    

ARPA-E 'Encourages Crazy Ideas' to Find Disruptive Energy Technology

Photo Credit: ARPA-EThe same GPS technology that guided smart bombs during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 is now in your smart phone and there are numerous additional examples of technology borne from US Defense Department innovators – Defense...

Posted July 17, 2014