The Renewable Energy Party Is Over

After dramatic growth in the early 2000s, global investment in renewable energy plateaued in 2011. What caused the...

published on: Oct 15, 2018

The Great North American Energy Expor...

The North American Energy Revolution is reshaping global economic relationships, as growing U.S. exports of petroleum,...

published on: Aug 15, 2018

Cooling Without Electricity

Today, it’s estimated that worldwide electricity costs total roughly $2.5 trillion a year and that cooling systems...

published on: Apr 15, 2018

U. S. Energy Dominance Emerges

The average completely new drug costs over $2.5 billion and requires 12 years to bring to market.  But that’s all...

published on: Mar 15, 2018

The Beginning of the End for Wind and Solar 

published on: Aug 15, 2017

Even as the North American Energy Revolution reshapes the global economy, near-term fantasies of renewable energy are quickly evaporating.  What’s...

The New Era of American Energy Dominance

published on: Aug 15, 2017

Almost overnight, the United States has gone from a policy of insisting, “we can’t drill our way to energy independence” to one of targeting...

Battery-Electric Cars, Less Than Meets the Ey...

published on: Jul 30, 2017

If you listen to the mainstream-media, you’ve certainly heard that a surge in battery-electric cars will transform the automobile industry and even...

The Death of Old King Coal Is Greatly Exagger...

published on: Jul 30, 2017

Despite the rise of cheap natural gas and the wailing of environmentalists, coal consumption is positioned to grow steadily through at least 2040. ...

A Bright New Day for American Energy

published on: Jan 16, 2017

As we explained in the December issue, a dark windless night is ahead for the solar and wind industries.  But it’s certainly not the best of time...

The Road Back from Oilmegeddon

published on: Mar 16, 2016

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

Beyond Fossil Fuels

published on: Dec 19, 2015

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

America’s Unstoppable Energy Infrastructure B...

published on: Oct 19, 2015

The explosive growth of oil and gas from U.S. shale deposits has already fundamentally transformed energy economics. However, today’s American...

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...

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