Russia’s Big Worry Is Not What The Pentagon Thinks But What Shale Frackers Will Do To Oil Prices

February 4th, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ruffled feathers this week when, in a February 2nd speech at the Economic Club of Washington D.C., he demoted ISIS and terrorism, to the bottom of a list of key threats to America’s national security. At the top of the list of “five evolving challenges”? Russia. Read More

Creepy Barbie? Brace Yourself For The Internet Of Toys

December 22nd, 2015

The Internet of Things is supposed to be a hot space. But as one tech pundit earlier said, who cares if your toaster can talk back. Instead, brace yourself for the Internet of Toys as everything from Barbie and Yoda, to Transformers and even Lego blocks become connected Read More

Shale Wars Round Two: Congress Acts On Exports. Russia Capitulates On Price. And OPEC Blinks.

December 21st, 2015

The year 2015 marks the end of the old oil era. Last week the U.S. Congress finally repealed the four-decade-old legislation that, until now, prohibited American firms from selling their product, crude oil, to willing buyers overseas. No other oil-producing nation had such a self-inflicted ban. Read More

Progress In Paris At The COP21: More Money For Scientists Or Corporatists?

December 2nd, 2015

Big news came out of Paris early in the twelve-day Conference Of the Parties (COP21), the global confab on climate. We are going to see if big money can create new science and thus energy “miracles.” Read More