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Hype, Broken Promises, and Shales

The term shale revolution has been used so much that it almost has no meaning anymore.

Wealth Creation and the New Energy Economy

Energy is the bedrock of the global economy. Any disruptive changes in areas such as electricity generation will open the door to myriad new investment opportunities.

Shale Debt and its Implications

We have all been held spell bound by the recent precipitous plunge in oil prices.

Wealth Creation and the New Energy Economy

Looking at the markets from a 30,000 foot level, some interesting shifts are occurring. And yet they are almost completely under the radar screen.

Renewables Competitive Though Not Yet at Scale

Investment in renewables worldwide has picked up steam.

Investment in Solar Stocks Crushed Big Oil

In October, 2014, Deutschebank issued a report stating that solar will reach grid parity in 36 of fifty US states by 2016. Solar has already reached parity in 10 states that currently account for 90% of solar electricity generation.

Has OPEC Check Mated US Shale Producers

Faced with the prospect of losing market share to tight oil producers in the US, OPEC has simply taken the most prudent business decision. Keep the taps open.  

Strictly Business: Why £50 Divestment of Oil Stocks Makes Sense

Although many supporters of oil and gas will no doubt try to shift the focus claiming such divestments could only be driven by an ethical stance, their case appears weak.

Power to the People? Not if utilities have their say.

Solar capacity is growing. Rapidly.

The Shale Sugar Lick

A well known American comedian, Ron White, quips about the amount of sugar Americans eat by suggesting that certain restaurants install a sugar lick. Patrons can “belly up” and take their fill at the trough. Such an analogy might be apropos of some shale operators with regard to their addiction to debt.
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