Shale Boom Turns 10!

Shale Boom Turns 10!

Ten years ago, Just Dance by Lady Gaga was the hit song, the Celtics beat the Lakers for the NBA Championship, the financial markets were getting ready to melt down and barely a drop of natural gas was being produced from the shale regions. While all things come to pass – with the exception of Lady Gaga who still is a righteous singer – the shale revolution has shifted global energy fundamentals for generations to come…

Should Manufacturers Make Their Electricity?

Should Manufacturers Make Their Electricity?

Customer-owned generation is not a new concept but due to changing energy markets and improved Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies, it’s becoming more feasible for more customers. Consumers who are considering generating their own power to bypass rising utility distribution rates, or…

Why Energy Markets are Freaked about Trumps Proposed Bailout

Why Energy Markets are Freaked about Trumps Proposed Bailout

In what few would call a national security issue many are calling the end to wholesale power markets as we know them. In a leaked Dept. of Energy (DOE) memo, it seems the Trump administration is looking to breathe life in the form of bailouts to uneconomic coal and nuclear power plants for…

Links To Energy Empowerment

Links To Energy Empowerment

This Valentine’s Day I thought I would share the energy market information resources I love. These are my go-to sources that help me build a view of the energy market fundamentals, energy pricing trends and to generally stay “in the know”.  Many of these resources are geared toward energy professionals but I have sorted through them to...

Hottest Energy Issues in 2018

Hottest Energy Issues in 2018

As we entered 2017, the energy marketplace was expected to be filled with uncertainty and boy, it did not disappoint! With the new Administration came a reversal in initiatives on nearly everything energy, and at the state level the battles continued over subsidies for uneconomic power plants. Can we expect the same for 2018?  Below is my lineup of 2018’s hottest issues in...

Can Blockchain Blowup Today's Energy Markets?

Can Blockchain Blowup Today's Energy Markets?

If you have never heard of blockchain then you are not alone. The concept is budding out of the theory stage with entrepreneurs scrambling to implement its power in nearly every industry from banking, voting, insurance and yes … energy. Blockchain is most famously known as the underpinning of the decentralized cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin, but what...

Will New Demand for Energy Impact Your Energy Budget?

Will New Demand for Energy Impact Your Energy Budget?

I frequently write about how transformational shifts in energy production and pricing have been benefitting consumers. As I look out at this point in time, I see a few demand shifts that could have a bit of a braking effect on the low costs of energy we’ve been enjoying. Let’s take a look at three...