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Debate Over Need To Panic About Global Warming

Last month, the opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal feature a column signed by 16 scientists—a group of distinguished physicists and engineers—which challenged the conventional wisdom of an impending climate catastrophe. Its authors made the case that there are no compelling scientific arguments support the calls made by activists and politicians for drastic action […]  More »

What to expect when retail electric providers consolidate

The transition is simple and you might even get more out of your provider.  More »

Pulitzer Prize Winner Plugs Science Education As Energy Solution

Daniel Yergin is the preeminent energy historian of our time. He won a Pulitzer with his 1991 book, The Prize. And he may very well get another with his latest tome, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. For anyone interested in the factors that lead to how our current energy […]  More »

Commodities and Their Current Storage Situations

Let’s take a look at some facts and figures about storage across a number of our dearly beloved commodities and a number of geographies – highlighting (for the most part) a theme of staunch stockpiles.    To further provide some educational information, in addition to the focus on energy, there is also some trivia relating to the ultimate sultan of storage…the squirrel. So enjoy! –UK natural gas storage […]  More »

Walking the Walk

President Obama scored a lot of points in our book for his discussion of national energy policy in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, starting with the prominence he gave the topic in his speech and the time he devoted to it. Energy policy is critical to our national economy and the President […]  More »

Forecasting the future of natural gas

What’s ahead for U.S. natural gas? What potential does this energy resource hold and what challenges are likely?  More »

Obama Mimics Al Gore, Claims Credit for Others Work

Al Gore’s self-aggrandizing claim that he “took the initiative in creating the Internet” has haunted him since he first uttered it during a 1999 CNN interview. It makes sense. In a society where people expect to be rewarded for their hard work and good ideas, the public generally abhors those who take credit where it’s […]  More »

Time, Newsweek Bury Keystone

By Michael J. Economides & Peter C. Glover Energy has become a hot button election issue. President Obama’s State of the Union address and his decision to reject TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline crystallized the fact. The language of the GOP presidential candidates post-Keystone was suitably pithy. Gingrich intoned it “a stunningly […]  More »

The Age of Fossil Energy is Far From Over

Last week, the London Sunday Times had an article about a potential discovery of methane hydrates that could more than double the world’s energy reserves. Methane hydrates are methane gas that is frozen by the high pressure and low temperatures of the deep sea.  While the existence of methane hydrates is not new the potential […]  More »

Six-month electric-plan prices rise and a look at the “green premium”

A quick recap of recent moves in retail electric pricing.  More »

Dems Push “Reasonable Profits Board” to Control Corporate Prices

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and five other House Democrats proposed this week that the government establish a “Reasonable Profits Board”—an advisory committee with the power to directly control profits of a huge sector of the U.S. economy: our oil and gas industry. But there’s nothing reasonable about it. This proposal is another example of […]  More »

The Analogy Strikes Back! (The Energy/Star Wars One)

Given the popularity of last week’s post linking natural gas to Star Wars, I figured I would try to be a one-trick pony squeeze as much mileage out of this one as I could. Since some readers were flabbergasted at the omission of certain characters, here are some new analogies, with the emphasis on the crude complex. Boba Fett = Somali pirates. The ultimate modern […]  More »
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Amy Myers Jaffe

Views from the University of California at Davis' Amy Myers Jaffe.

The Spoils of War: US Diplomacy Must Focus on Conflict Resolution Over Oil Revenues

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Balanced Energy

U.S. energy policy discussion with David Holt of the Consumer Energy Alliance

Candidates who engage voters on energy issues will win in November

Barrels and BTUs

SMU energy bloggers featuring Bruce Bullock

Capacity Markets for Texas Electricity: The Real Story

Building Hydrocarbon Bonds

David Vaucher writes about creating bonds within and outside of the energy business.

Commentary: What does it take to call yourself a “professional”?

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Capitolizing on Energy

Views on D.C. energy and politics with William O’Keefe

McCarthyism is Alive and Well

CenterPoint Energy Insights

Information, analysis and tips to help you use and purchase energy more wisely

A new way to shop for electric plans in Houston

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E-City Beat

Strategic thinking from the energy capital with Lane Sloan

Houston’s first Energy Week

EconMatters

Global economic and market analysis that matters with Dian L. Chu

Coal: A ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Getting Longer In the U.S.

Energy (Geo)-Politics

Global energy politics with Michael Economides

China’s Natural Gas Paradigm Shift

Energy Burrito

Financial market ingredients diced and wrapped with Schneider Electric’s Matt Smith

Cartographic Capers

Energy in Motion

A former top U.S. regulator gives his expert opinions on the biggest issues facing the nation's energy boom.

America Gets Smart on Energy Efficiency

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Flatt Out Environmental

Environmental law and energy with Victor Flatt

Let the complaints begin…

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Oilpatch Online

Energy analysis with Allen Brooks

Outlook for Gulf of Mexico and Food Not Good

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Recharge Ratepayer Report

Energy policy for Texas consumers, featuring R.A. Dyer of RechargeTexas.com

Progress for long delayed energy efficiency program

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TPH Energy Thoughts

Energy insights from Dan Pickering and the Tudor Pickering Holt Team

Pickering: A conspiracy among gas drillers or those who write about them?

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Wood on the Wires

Energy infrastructure with Pat Wood

So what about that Energy Bill?

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