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One Ordinary Week in the Life of Climate Change

Jun 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Featured Post, Social investing

We thought it would be instructive to share with you links and the odd quote from recent press reports on the subject of climate change.  As a professional investor,  you no doubt want to be ahead of trends in the investment world.   Investment opportunities arise when there is a divergence of opinion, as is […]


China’s Oil Giant At Center Of Corruption Probe

May 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, Guest Posts

Oilprice.com's Ky Krauthamer looks at corruption in China's oil industry.


The Skorina Report: Endowment Performance at Flagship State Schools

May 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Alpha Hunters, Endowments & Foundations, Featured Post, Guest Posts, Performance, Analytics & Metrics, The Skorina Report, Today's Post

Charles Skorina revisits his famous "public Ivys" study.


Ukraine Falling to Economic Warfare and Its Own Missteps

Apr 15th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

As violence overtakes Ukraine in the east and Russian soldiers amass on the borders, it might be time to take a serious look at what Moscow's stated grievances are and why Ukraine's new leaders need to look east for unity and how they missed the boat on energy.


U.S. Gas Prices Rise, but not because of Global Factors

Apr 14th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Daniel J. Graeber, Oilprice.com, on the rising pricing at the pump in the U.S.


The Most Profitable Gas in the World

Apr 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

What does the Ukraine mean for energy in Europe? Robert Bensh, Oilprice.com, explores.


White House Targets Methane Emissions

Apr 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

The U.S. explores four key areas of methane emissions. Nicholas Cunningham, Oilprice.com, reports.


Bacteria Soon to Grow Photovoltaic Cells?

Apr 1st, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

New research at MIT may reduce costs of solar cells. John Daly, Oilprice.com reports.


Soros Promotes Oil Sales to Punish Putin

Mar 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

George Soros advocates putting pressure on Putin by depressing oil prices. Charles Kennedy, Oilprice.com, reports.


Small Oil Companies Eye Huge Prize in Ghana

Mar 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

The profile of the West African oil and gas markets are changing. James Burgess, Oilprice.com reports.


Why Ukraine’s Next President Doesn’t Matter

Mar 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

James Stafford, Oilprice.com, looks at the Ukrainian presidential election and what this might mean for European energy.


The Emerging Investor Language of ‘Carbon Asset Risk’

Mar 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Rory Johnston, Oilprice.com, explores the financial implications of a carbon-constrained future.


Threats to European Energy Sector Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Mar 25th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Much has been made about the effects the Russian political situation and the effects it may have on thee European energy supply. Daniel J. Graeber, Oilprice.com, investigates.


Outlook for coal darkens

Mar 24th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Planned retirement for many U.S. coal plants is on the rise. Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com reports.


What the Loss of Crimea Means for Ukrainian Energy: Interview with Robert Bensh

Mar 20th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula is now Russia’s. It was done with an impressively organized non-violent military operation, and supported by the foregone conclusion of a referendum on independence from Ukraine. One Ukrainian soldier was reportedly killed on 18 March, after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the treaty to annex the Crimea and troops moved to take over a Ukrainian military facility in Simferopol. The US has imposed largely symbolic sanctions on Russian officials who have no American assets to freeze and would be fine foregoing trips to the US, but the game is over. Ukrainian troops have been ordered to disengage entirely, and Russia will keep its tanks from rolling into Eastern Ukraine. We’ll hear a lot of rhetoric for the next six months before Crimea is forgotten. From an energy perspective, the Crimea is not a major loss for Ukraine, and now it’s up to the new government to get real shale development in motion, and for Turkey to face up to its own strategic realities and join forces with Ukraine to harness LNG potential, according to Ukraine energy expert Robert Bensh.


Black-out: The Risk to U.S. Electrical Grid

Mar 18th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

James Burgess, Oilprice.com, explores the potential for damage to the U.S. electrical grid.


Russia Aggression Paves Way for Ukrainian Energy Coup: Interview with Yuri Boyko

Mar 17th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Will the Ukraine gain energy independence? James Stafford, Oilprice.com reports.


CAIA Association and IMCA Team Up To Provide Alternative Investment Certificate for Investment Advisers

Mar 13th, 2014 | Filed under: Featured Post

In response to the global growth of alternative investment products now available in multiple wrappers, including liquid alternative mutual funds, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and the Investment Management Consultants Association® (IMCA®), today launched the Fundamentals of Alternative Investment Certificate Program®. With alternative investments currently representing $10 trillion in assets under management and […]


Rail Muscles Its Way into U.S. Oil Boom Narrative

Mar 12th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Crude oil is now a common passenger on trains. Oilprice.com's Daniel J. Graeber reports.


NRC Finds Several Reactors with ‘Degraded Level of Performance’

Mar 11th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

89 out of 100 U.S. nuclear plants received high grades from the NRC. What about the rest? Joao Peixe, Oilprice.com, investigates.


Hydropower increasingly important in Scotland

Mar 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

John Daly, Oilprice.com, explores Scotland's energy woes.


Iran Talks Potential Nuclear-Oil Swap with Russia

Feb 23rd, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Is a nukes-for-oil swap in the offing for Iran and Russia? Oilprice.com's James Burgess reports.


Cyberattack on Energy Sector would be ‘Devastating’

Feb 20th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Is cyber-terrorism the next big threat to the energy markets. Daniel J. Graeber of Oilprice.com reports.


Coal Export Terminal in Oregon Clears Hurdle

Feb 19th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Potential for new coal export terminal comes at a critical point as other terminals are closed. James Burgess, Oilprice.com, reports


EPA Issues Guidance on the Use of Diesel in Fracking

Feb 18th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

New U.S. fracking guidelines released by the Environmental Protection Agency. Oilprice.com's Charles Kennedy investigates.


Betting on the Next Oil Boom? You’re Grasping at Straws

Feb 17th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, oil

Thinking about where to put your oil money? Keep thinking. Oilprice.com's Daniel J. Graeber reports.


Salt Beds Point to Nuclear Waste Solution

Feb 12th, 2014 | Filed under: Alternative energy, Energy, Featured Post

Could the solution to storing nuclear waste be sitting in a shaker on your kitchen counter? The U.S. is exploring salt beds as a long-term nuclear waste storage solution. Charles Kennedy, Oilprice.com, investigates.


Japan Looks at Dozens of New Geothermal Power Plants

Feb 11th, 2014 | Filed under: Alternative energy, Energy, Featured Post

Post-Fukushima,Japan looks at alternatives to its nuclear power program. John Daly reports.


Are We in the Golden Age of Gas? What is the Reality of ‘Fire Ice?’

Feb 10th, 2014 | Filed under: Commodities, Energy, Featured Post

Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency talks to James Stafford, OilPrice.com.


Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Stages Comeback

Feb 9th, 2014 | Filed under: Featured Post, oil, Private Equity

Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s former CEO launches new energy fund. Joao Peixe, Oilprice.com, reports.


Coal Industry in Structural Decline

Feb 5th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Are the coal mines collapsing on the canaries? Nick Cunningham, Oilprice.com, reports that there is little to sing about in the coal industry.


Iceland Taps Magma for 24/7 Geothermal Energy Source

Feb 4th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Will Iceland's Deep Drill be the next alternative energy solution? John Daly, Oilprice.com, looks at alternatives to alternative energy solutions.


Nigeria Mulls $20 Billion Trans-Saharan Natural Gas Project

Feb 3rd, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Can Nigeria replace the Russian Federation as a natural gas supplier? John Daly, Oilprice.com columnist reports.


Bill Gates Backs Renewable Battery Start-up

Feb 2nd, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

John Daly, Oilprice.com, looks at the renewable battery start-up firm that has caught the eyes of Bill Gates, Kleiner Perkins, Foundation Capital and more.


Energy at Less than $0.01 per kW: An Interview with Alex Xanthoulis

Jan 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

James Burgess of Oilprice.com discusses the future of alternative energy.


New Report Blames Oil Price Volatility for Lack of Stable Economic Growth

Jan 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, oil

A new report from Oxford University says crude oil price volatility is undermining global growth. Joao Peixe reports.


EU Readies for Shale Gas Breakthrough

Jan 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

Could Europe be on the verge of a shale gas break-through? Daniel Graber investigates.


Chinese Regulator Warns about Credit Risks of Coal Companies

Jan 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

As China looks at reducing its coal usage, the country's coal producers are under the gun. Nick Cunningham investigates.


Report Says Clean Coal Tech Not Present-Day Reality

Jan 26th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

A new study looks at clean-tech coal and the verdict says "not yet." Oilprice.com columnist Charles Kennedy reports.


Can Italy Double Its Oil Production?

Jan 23rd, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, oil

Italy may have more to offer than just olive oil. Rory Johnstone, Oilprice.com, looks at the country's oil reserve and what it may mean for Italy's economy.


What Happens After the Shale Revolution?

Jan 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

As the face of oil production changes, so does the balance of power. Daniel J. Graeber, Oilprice.com columnist looks at the geographic future of oil.


Harvard Research Team has Breakthrough on Battery Storage

Jan 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

John Daly, Oilprice.com columnist, looks at alternative energy storage and a potential break-through at Harvard.


It’s All in the Pipeline

Jan 20th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, oil

To market, to market, to buy.... Oilprice.com columnist Claude Salhani looks at the oil pipelines and getting product to market.


Total Prepares for $50m Investment in British Shale

Jan 19th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, oil

Joao Peixe, Oilprice.com columnist, looks at shale gas exploration in Britain's East Midlands.


Nile Disputes Threaten Africa’s Largest Hydropower Project

Jan 15th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post

James Burgess of OilPrice.com looks at the conflict over water rights that could scuttle Africa's largest hydro-power project.


Mother Nature Sends Oil Sector Strong Message

Jan 14th, 2014 | Filed under: Commodities, Energy, Featured Post, oil

Daniel J. Graeber, Oilprice.com columnist, on the environment and oil prices.


Coal Makes a 2014 Comeback

Jan 13th, 2014 | Filed under: Commodities, Energy, Featured Post

Guest columnist Nick Cunningham looks at the prospects for coal.


Violence Threatens to Thwart Iraqi Oil Resurgence

Jan 12th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, oil

Oilprice.com columnist Nicholas Cunningham on the Iraqi political situation and what it may mean for oil prices.


CAIA Association announces the appointment of William J. Kelly to become CAIA’s next CEO

Jan 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Featured Post

Amherst, MA—The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association’s® Board of Directors has appointed William (Bill) J. Kelly, an asset management industry veteran, as CEO of the CAIA Association effective January 13, 2014.  Mr. Kelly brings extensive managerial and boardroom experience gained through successive CFO, COO, CEO and independent board director roles. “Bill has led both […]


Saudi Arabia ups the Ante as it Opens up a New Pipeline

Jan 7th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy, Featured Post, oil

Oilprice.com columnist Claude Salhani looks at the implications of Saudi Arabia opening a new pipeline.