How Just 1% of Solar Energy Is Disrupting the Electricity Market

Eric Garland Energy Trends 1 Comment

My man Chris Nelder, international analytical giant of all things energy markets just gave a great interview to NPR about how development of solar energy can cause a headache for utilities – even though it’s only 1% of generation these days. A classic case of Clay Christensen’s theory of the Innovator’s Dilemma, the further solar progresses, the more it succeeds, …

The Truth About Peak Oil

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You hear a lot of nonsense about the future of energy. “Look at North Dakota!” they say. “America is now a major exporter of oil – so Peak Oil is dead! Ha ha ha!” Peak Oil is not a political position, a religion or a forecast – it’s happening. It’s about data. Gregor Macdonald, one of the world’s best energy …