Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group aims to take the air out of the gasoline price parachute

Michael Giberson To call the administration’s Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group a circus clown’s balloon would insult clowns and their balloons, but there are certainly similarities: both are capable of being twisted this way and that, both are filled by hot air, and both are wholly lacking in meaningful economic content. From the … More Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group aims to take the air out of the gasoline price parachute

EPRI white paper surveys the electrical energy storage field

Michael Giberson The Electric Power Research Institute has just published “Electricity Energy Storage Technology Options: A White Paper Primer on Applications, Costs and Benefits.” I haven’t read the report – including appendices it is 170 pages long – but the news release claims: “Study results indicate that the total U.S. energy storage market could be … More EPRI white paper surveys the electrical energy storage field

Matt Ridley writing up the shale gas shock

Michael Giberson Matt Ridley, esteemed science writer (The Red Queen, The Origins of Virtue, Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters, Nature via Nurture, Francis Crick: Discoverer of the Genetic Code, and most recently The Rational Optimist), turns his prodigious writing talent to a short booklet on the prospects for shale gas to remake the energy landscape: … More Matt Ridley writing up the shale gas shock