Weekly Update – May 25th
Weekly Energy News Update
If you really want to watch episode 1, see if you can count the number of times these homeowners say the phrase “partner with nature”…
I wanted to share this article to introduce this vocabulary of “contango” and “backwardation“. The latter was discussed very briefly in Arjun Appadurai’s most recent book Banking on Words: The Failure of Language in the Age of Derivative Finance
Philippines, China play down Duterte’s talk of war in disputed sea (Reuters)
There were multiple corrections made after the release of this news, I assume at first no one really knew what to do after Duterte made his original statement.
It seems like the integration of blockchain technology into the energy market could be a very fruitful place for an anthropologist to study the future intersections of energy resources and economic exchange.
Qualcomm Demonstrates Dynamic Electric Vehicle Charging (EnergyTrend)
This news comes despite various news reports that shipments from N. Korea are still entering Chinese ports. I have been wondering what quantity of the imports from North Korea were(are) anthracite that cannot be replaced (or at least not economically replaced).
What’s at stake in China’s plan to blow up islands in the Mekong (The Conversation)
Economies of scale in nuclear power (India Times)
I wonder which conflict of interest, oh, I mean special consultant to the president, convinced him that this was a good idea.
Oil industry power is slithering away (Climate News Network)
This is great, but I hope other needs within the camp are also being met.India to Overtake Japan as the World’s Third Largest Solar Market in 2017 (EnergyTrend)