Oil & Energy Investor by Dr. Kent Moors

A “Holy Grail” Breakthrough Moves Closer

by | published March 19th, 2019

One drawback of renewable energy, according to critics, is the fact that while the sun and the wind are infinite, they’re not permanent.

And by that they mean that the sun is not always shining, and the wind doesn’t always blow.

I can admit that that is a legitimate concern when it comes to moving more and more toward a reliance on renewable energy.

However, as I have observed on many occasions here in Oil & Energy Investor, the “Holy Grail” of research in solar and wind power involves storing the energy generated.

In fact, an advance in storage would be a breakthrough of massive proportions for the power sector regardless of the source used.

While there have been some moves, the preponderance of electricity must be consumed as it is generated because of a lack of storage infrastructure.

Renewables have the prospect of revolutionizing the sector. But because solar and wind are intermittent sources of power (the sun isn’t always shining or the wind always blowing), backup traditional generation must remain on line, lowering the overall efficiency.

Storage is the game changer and that means battery technology.

Here’s what I mean

The Situation Room: Determining Where Oil Prices Should Be Going

by | published March 18th, 2019

Happy Monday, everyone. The oil and energy markets are as busy as ever these days, and as I prepare to head out to Delray Beach, Florida, for the annual Black Diamond Convention, there is much to keep me busy as well.

In addition to my ongoing work with my oil price algorithm (more on that in a moment), I’ve been keeping a close eye on production in the Permian Basin, as well as other energy developments like battery storage.

So, without further ado, here are the top two of my top four situations I’ll be working on this week