Step on the Gas

July 27, 2009 at 5:23 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I weighed the bullish and bearish factors for natural gas prices, and concluded the bears are all wet. It’s time to buy gas.
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Guest editorial in Forbes: “The End of Fossil Fuel”

July 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I had a short guest editorial in Forbes this week, where I gave my macro view on energy and the economy as concisely as possible. It’s a sidebar to a feature they’re doing on a book by one of their staffers, Christopher Steiner, titled $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better.
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Rothbury: The Best Festival Ever?

July 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm
Contributed by: Chris

And now for something completely different…

I had the honor of speaking at the Rothbury Festival over July 4th weekend, and have been meaning to write up some thoughts and observations about it. After several weeks’ delay, here they are.
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Farmland Fever

July 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For this week’s Energy and Capital column, I consider the recent mega-investment wave in farmland in light of peak oil concerns, and think farmland may be the trade of the century.
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Rethinking Climate Policy: Incentivize, Don’t Penalize

July 13, 2009 at 11:58 am
Contributed by: Chris

For this week’s Energy and Capital, I argue that instead of forming climate policy around what comes out of the smokestacks and tailpipes, we should be focusing on what we put into the engines and encouraging renewable energy with incentives like feed-in tariffs.
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Utility Scale Solar Heating Up

July 7, 2009 at 5:52 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For my Energy and Capital article last week, I explained the importance of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s new initiative to streamline the approval process for utility scale solar power plants, and looked at some of the exciting projects now under way.

Publishing note: You may have noticed that I am now reposting my Energy and Capital articles to my blog later than before. My publishing schedule was moved from Wednesdays to Fridays, and I’m also allowing at least two days before reposting at their request, which usually means Monday. So you may have to mentally adjust for time references now, e.g., “this week” will be “last week” by the time you read it here. I am an additional day delayed this week as I just returned from the excellent Rothbury Festival yesterday, where I spoke on several panels as part of their “think tank” discussions on energy and sustainability. I may have to blog about it soon; it was truly a terrific festival.

With that, on to last week’s article…
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