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The Search for New Energy Market Consultant Leadership

The energy industry has been turned on its head by the impacts of the recession, global energy competition, and new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand renewable energy, and make the power grid smarter. The insatiable energy demand from emerging economies is driving technology change making the oil patch more digital and accessible through Read more about The Search for New Energy Market Consultant Leadership[…]

Temperatures are not Rising over Climate Change except at the IPCC Conference in Paris

SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28870988 Prepare yourself for wailing and gnashing of teeth as the UN International Panel on Climate Change advocates meet in Paris. The Telegraph newspaper article in the UK summed up the Panel’s view: “The world is on course to experience “severe and pervasive” negative impacts from climate change unless it takes rapid action to Read more about Temperatures are not Rising over Climate Change except at the IPCC Conference in Paris[…]

Should the US Lift the Ban on Crude Oil Exports?

There is a growing debate over lifting the US ban on crude oil exports.  Recently US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said he thought it time to review the prudence of the exports ban during the 2014 quadrennial review of US energy policies.  Not everyone has responded favorably to the calls to ease the ban so Read more about Should the US Lift the Ban on Crude Oil Exports?[…]

The Big Shift in Energy is a Complete Reversal of Fortunes

As we all read the 2012 economic reports last year we collectively thought of the right technical terms—the results sucked!  GDP growth had slowed to 1.5%, unemployment rates remained stubbornly high at 8.2% over average nationwide but the damage to youth, black and Hispanic and those with less than college educations are still horrible.  Clearly we Read more about The Big Shift in Energy is a Complete Reversal of Fortunes[…]

Lessons from the Front Lines of Disruptive Innovation

Tech and Creative Labs (TCLABZ) was born out of the disruptive innovation realization that insight about this energy market volatility could be extracted from the online dynamic interaction of people trying to figure out what is going on, what might happen next, and what if I do “X” instead of “Y”? We believe disruptive innovation Read more about Lessons from the Front Lines of Disruptive Innovation[…]

The Big Shift in Energy is Underway

The United States is engaged in a fierce debate over energy strategy, policy and production. Today there is wave after wave of new Federal regulation designed to favor clean energy strategies at the expense of fossil fuels that still provide most of our energy resources.  These rules are being promulgated as a consequence of a Read more about The Big Shift in Energy is Underway[…]

Can the Big Shift in Energy bring a Return of Industrial Demand?

Outsourcing became a dirty word in the 2012 elections, in part, because over the last decade the US lost more than 5 million jobs to offshore emerging markets.  While politicians will continue to score points about which party or players are responsible for these job losses, they are losing sight of a reversal of fortunes now Read more about Can the Big Shift in Energy bring a Return of Industrial Demand?[…]

Getting to Solar Energy Sustainability

The search for market equilibrium is an elusive quest in the solar energy industry.  But the addiction to subsidies, carve-outs and other political favors has done little to improve the success potential for solar.  Quite the reverse, by creating the conditions that made possible and induced China to expand its aggressive export strategy of market Read more about Getting to Solar Energy Sustainability[…]

Coal Fights Back, and Wins in Europe

A funny thing is happening on the way to the clean energy future.  While the US government wages a regulatory war on coal fired generation, in Europe, the land of the oh so politically correct the drive for greenhouse gas emissions reduction is meeting a new competitor—-reality! The EU emissions trading scheme had fallen on Read more about Coal Fights Back, and Wins in Europe[…]