Category Archives: Energy

Waste Management Creates More Energy Than Solar Industry

Stumbled across this interesting and really surprising factoid in today’s Investor’s Business Daily. In 2013, the company created more energy than the entire solar industry in the U.S. It made 9.82 million megawatt hours (mwh) of energy, compared to 9.25 … Continue reading

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Oil and the Markets – FT

Michael Mackenzie, the FT’s US markets editor, discusses with FT writer Gregory Meyer how sectarian violence in Iraq coupled with high oil consumption in the US may affect the markets. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/videoContinue reading

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Energy Breaks Out

After under performing for the past several months energy in finally catching a bid.   The energy ETF,  XLE,  broke out on Friday, triggering a bullish cup with handle setup.    Note also the the relative performance of the energy ETF … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: The Economic Implications of America’s Oil and Gas Boom

Coauthors Trevor Houser, PIIE, and Shashank Mohan, Rhodium Group, present the findings of their new book, Fueling Up: The Economic Implications of America’s Oil and Gas Boom, on January 8, 2014, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. – Peterson … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Georgian Energy Policy and Political Divisions

Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky discusses the possibility that Georgia could resume imports of Russian natural gas, one example of the many emerging rifts in Tbilisi. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Chart of the Day: Components of the Gas Price

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Gas expenditures as % income at 30-year high

Paid over $4.00 a gallon this weekend.  This high this early in the year brings the gas price back on the macro radar screen. The EIA notes, Gasoline expenditures in 2012 for the average U.S. household reached $2,912, or just … Continue reading

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Trends in U.S. Energy Trade

These charts from the EIA look very promising and illustrate why many are so lathered up over U.S. medium and long-term economic prospects.   Here’s to hoping the politicos don’t screw it up. Click on chart to enlarge and for … Continue reading

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Uncorrelated Markets, NOT!

Can’t you see the benefits of diversification with a basket of the S&P500 and the German DAX?  OK, maybe you get a currency hedge.  Stunning though how the global equity risk premium is, well, so global.   We believe the massive … Continue reading

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Factoid of the Day: The New Energy Hogs

A single Google search takes about as much power as turning on a 60 watt light bulb for 17 seconds, and server farms now use at least 1.5 percent of the world’s electricity.    –  Popular Science

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