The Future of Oil: Looking  Ahead, 20, 30 or 50 Years

The Future of Oil: Looking Ahead, 20, 30 or 50 Years

A few days ago, I read an article entitled “Will Oil Matter in 2040?”and I wondered  if there was any truth in the question, or could 20-years be extrapolated to 30 or 50-years? Global climate change policies and its application in conjunction with ESG (Environmental,...

The Changing Shape of Electricity Markets

The Changing Shape of Electricity Markets

If you’re in the ‘electricity business’, you’ll be familiar with the duck curve. The duck curve is essentially the result of some energy analysts observing changes in the shape of the electricity markets and trying to make these rather dry and complex market trends...

The Long Road To Recovery

The Long Road To Recovery

As the world’s economy begins its recovery from the effects of 2020, prices for raw materials have skyrocketed. From oil and natural gas to coffee and iron ore, 2021 saw an upward movement in commodity prices with some going to levels unseen in many years. The trend...

10 Reasons Why SaaS Rules

10 Reasons Why SaaS Rules

It’s hard to believe that Software as a Service - or Saas - has been around since the early 2000s. From Accounting to HR to CRM, almost any type of software is now available as a service. And yet, some organizations still question if SaaS-based technologies are the...

Renewables, Battery Storage & the Energy Transition

Renewables, Battery Storage & the Energy Transition

US & global renewable energy consumption continues to grow.  According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 2020 saw the consumption of renewable energy in the US grow for the fifth year in a row, providing 12% of total US energy consumption. Wind...

The Winds of Change

The Winds of Change

A recent visit to my hometown of New York made me realize how much the city has changed over the last 18 months. The popping up of restaurant parklets is one change which appears may stay. Who would have thought that people would sit outside for a meal during...

Got Milk?

Got Milk?

Global cow's milk production has steadily increased over the years. It has risen from 497 million metric tons in 2015 to 532 metric tons in 2020, partly due to the increase in the global population but also due to migration from rural to urban areas. This is...

Pound for Pound – Is It Really the Same?

Pound for Pound – Is It Really the Same?

In a nutshell, it seems that the financial exposure from Trump’s golf business related debt was based on US Dollars to be paid back – not British Pounds. This has resulted in an FX shortfall to the tune of $40-million.  “His Aberdeen course started racking up debts from the beginning of its operations in 2006, when £1 was worth nearly $2. Now, £1 is worth just $1.42 (as of 09th June 2021).”

From Data Repository to a System of Insight

From Data Repository to a System of Insight

I moved home this weekend. To say it was stressful is an understatement. The amount of ‘stuff’ accumulated by two full grown and three small humans was almost embarrassing. But I looked for a silver lining and I found it. This was an excuse for my family and I to...

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