A Bright New Day for American Energy

As we explained in the December issue, a dark windless night is ahead for the solar and wind industries.  But it’s...

published on: Jan 16, 2017

The Road Back from Oilmegeddon

Many in the “Panic Du Jour crowd” have embraced the 19-month downward spiral in petroleum prices as their latest...

published on: Mar 16, 2016

Beyond Fossil Fuels

Long-time subscribers know that the Trends editors have been some of the most enthusiastic supporters of the...

published on: Dec 19, 2015

America’s Unstoppable Energy Infrastr...

The explosive growth of oil and gas from U.S. shale deposits has already fundamentally transformed energy economics....

published on: Oct 19, 2015

The Flawed Economics of Green Energy

published on: May 13, 2015

Wind, water, and solar energy have been championed for decades by environmentalists, government regulators, and some venture capitalists as the...

Fossil Fuels Are the Future

published on: Apr 11, 2015

Contrary to the hopes and wishes of green entrepreneurs, investors, and zealots everywhere, fossil fuels will dominate the global economy for at...

Disrupting the Global Energy Industry

published on: Jan 17, 2015

We expect to see disruptive innovation transform the economics of industries that depend directly on infotech and biotech breakthroughs. However,...

The Emerging World of Cheap Energy

published on: Dec 21, 2014

Expensive energy controlled by OPEC has been the norm since the 1970s. Even when prices were somewhat contained during the ‘80s and ‘90s, OECD...

It’s a Big Fracking Deal

published on: Nov 17, 2014

Because of the enormous transformational implications built into the economics of the North American Energy Revolution, its promoters and opponents...

Cheap Energy Ahead

published on: Oct 11, 2014

The North American Energy Revolution is rapidly expanding from the U.S. and Canada to include Mexico. The UK and China are likely to adopt U.S....

Go with the Flow: A Battery Technology that M...

published on: Sep 16, 2014

Today's electric cars are money losers, despite government subsidies. Even then, when priced far below their subsidized cost, they appeal only to...

Energy Changes Everything

published on: Sep 15, 2014

Remember just a few years ago when respected analysts talked about "peak oil" and politicians said things like "We can't just drill our way to lower...

Magnetic Refrigeration

published on: Aug 10, 2014

The commercialization of refrigeration and the related technology of air conditioning began just over 100 years ago. Its use became widespread after...

The Energy Fault Line

published on: Aug 10, 2014

Everyone agrees that abundant, low-cost energy has rocketed us from the pre-industrial economy of the 18th century to the affluent economy in which...

The Battle to End Energy Poverty

published on: Jul 14, 2014

Nearly three billion of the world's 7 billion people live in misery and die young because they don't have adequate affordable access to abundant...

Energy Revolution Reshapes Geopolitical Reali...

published on: Jun 11, 2014

As the Trends editors forecast more than a decade ago, the exploitation of North American shale oil and gas resources is creating a totally new...

Fossil Fuels and the World Beyond Fracking

published on: Jun 11, 2014

The ongoing energy revolution is already transforming the world in which we live. But what happens after new technology extracts all the hydrocarbons...

Energy for the Second Half of the 21st Centur...

published on: Mar 22, 2014

Obviously, we need to be ready with cost-effective alternatives when fossil fuels actually reach the decline stage.  While hundreds of billions of...

Clearing the Energy Logjam

published on: Feb 24, 2014

As highlighted in Ride the Wave by Fred Rogers and Richard Lalich, the unprecedented acceleration of the North American energy sector is the catalyst...

It's Time for Methanol

published on: Jan 15, 2014

Let's face it:  The world needs a cheap, clean, efficient way to power transportation without incurring enormous new infrastructure costs.  Recent...

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