Bloomberg, Brown offer climate hope
November 14, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
The climate issue is really a mashup. One issue involves getting energy from renewable non-carbon sources, another calls for removing carbon from the environment not just limiting emissions. There’s a good deal to be hopeful for in the climate discussion though it will be important to keep the train on...
The Next Oil Embargo
October 30, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
[caption id="attachment_663" align="alignright" width="377"] US oil production and imports up to the beginning of hydraulic fracturing boom.[/caption] The 1973-74 Arab oil embargo was a clear demonstration of how crippling a disruption in the global oil supply can be and perhaps a foretaste of future east-west relations. The OPEC cartel was...
Geothermal rocks in the age of sustainability
October 26, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
Take a moment to scan some of the news about geothermal energy from October 24, 2017. This is just another day in the life of geothermal and it’s very exciting. Money is pouring into geothermal from all directions on all continents. From this vantage point it looks like geothermal might...
Climate Leadership Council disappoints
October 20, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
It was disappointing to see the Climate Leadership Council’s (CLC) plan for dealing with the climate crisis. The group is made up of former senior members of recent Republican administrations, some with ties to the oil industry. When the group announced its formation, it seemed like the GOP had developed some...
The free market and the Paris Accord
October 19, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
Climate change has become a free market issue as business adapts to profit-making opportunities. Beagle Research chief Denis Pombriant said today that the free market has become inextricably involved in the climate change debate with a decided interest in actions that will result in profits. The Paris climate accords are...
The great, irrelevant beer battle
October 18, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
Thomas L. Friedman is one of the savviest op-ed commenters on the scene today. He writes of the intersection of business, society, technology, and global movements fluidly and is especially insightful when discussing the middle east, a topic he’s written about at book length several times. In his post at...
Beagle Research Sees Long-Term Economic Cycle Starting
October 16, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
AKA a K-wave forecasting an economic boom that could last 30 years. October 13, 2017, Stoughton, MA—Beagle Research Group, LLC announced today the beginning of a new economic cycle or K-wave oriented toward sustainability and environmental protection. This is the sixth K-wave to form in the capitalist system since the...
End of the beginning in sustainability
October 04, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
Earlier this week both Ford and General Motors announced big plans to revamp their entire fleets by the mid 2020’s using electric vehicles. According to the New York Times, GM’s CEO Mary Barra, “…announced plans for 20 new all-electric models by 2023, including two within the next 18 months.” And...
Scott Pruitt can’t hurt you
October 04, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
It's garbage time for coal. Garbage time in pro basketball is that point in a game when the outcome is decided despite the fact that there’s still time on the clock. Usually the score is out of reach for the losing team except for a super human effort and probably...
Supply and demand
September 26, 2017 by Denis Pombriant
What happens when the supply of any product continues to dwindle is predictable? First prices rise because of simple supply and demand economics. If demand is not that elastic as is the case for energy, consumers will have to find ways to pay the price. Even when supplies dwindle and...