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Solar World

Solar World It’s a good question, why are we not in a solar world that is harnessing more of the suns energy, I mean enough sunlight reaches the earth’s surface each minute to satisfy the world’s energy demands for an entire year! So what’s the problem? It is hard to provide a succinct answer to this as there are many different factors at play. The cost and return on investment, the low cost of alternate generation, available land, the hours it [...]

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Brexit Energy Matters

Brexit Energy Brexit energy matters greatly. It was fascinating to watch the drama unfold as UK votes were counted, and as reality dawned that there would be a British exit (Brexit) from the European Union, the true picture of leave vs remain started to unravel.  The margin was incredibly slim, first, there was an initial wave of relief for traders as they believed as predicted Britain would remain in the EU, this suddenly turned to panic and a scramble to unwind [...]

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Can Energy Prices Predict A Recession?

Predicting Recessions There has been much speculation recently about a recession in 2016, so we take a look at what the drivers could be. Are there signals from energy price movements and how might this impact you. It would appear that falls in energy wholesale prices, normally triggered by falling demand, presents the perfect indication of bad times ahead, and certainly, this has been somewhat true with previous downturns. There are many analysts and commodity pundits who believe that the recent drop in [...]

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Oil Prices Impact Utility Cost

Crude Oil has Increased 80% Since February! – So What Action Did You Take? Since crude oil prices collapsed in February 2016 to their lowest point in recent years, crude has been making a very steady recovery.  This morning WTI was over $48 bbl up 80% from its low just a little over three months ago.  Oil inventories are in decline for a second week, partly demand driven and partly supply, thanks to Nigeria’s unplanned outages – there seems little to [...]

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