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Does changing U.S. energy mix show global trend?
The latest data for annual new U.S. electricity generating capacity in 2014 shows a new energy mix emerging: dramatically shrinking coal; steady demand for new gas-fired power plants; fitful wind acco
Electric vehicles will have huge ramifications for oil prices
A little over a hundred years ago, at the start of the 20 century, electric vehicles (EVs) actually outsold combustion engined cars. They had many advantages. They were quieter. They did not smell. Th
U.S. shale gas and oil revolution gives Europe a unique chance
The success of the U.S. economy in the 20th century was largely built on huge domestic reserves of oil, coal and gas, and for the majority of that century the U.S. was the world’s largest producer o
Recent oil price falls are not good for everyone…
Only time will tell whether the recent collapse in the oil price has been caused by a concerted effort by the United States and Saudi Arabia to put pressure on Russia and possibly Iran. Whether it is
Oil prices falls are all about technology change
In recent years the consensus view has been that the days of volatile oil prices are behind us and that we have entered a new era of oil price stability. There were lots of reasons given most of which
The irony of ENBW’s decision to sue its major shareholder
I have been involved as a commentator, financier, analyst and adviser in the German energy markets for the best part of a decade, and I must admit it still never fails to amaze and I must say amuse me