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Press review 30-05-2015 - Entering the dolldrums
Commodities markets were generally down this week and petroleum was no exception. The Brent index was particularly hit in the first days of the week but would eventually recover throughout Friday, pretty much to where it started the week. The month of May g...
Commodities markets were generally down this week and petroleum was no exception. The Brent index was particularly hit in the first days of the week but would eventually recover throughout Friday, pretty much to where it star...
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O vídeo de promoção ao Rali de Portugal feito por Baião que mostra um piloto profissional a pilotar um Renault 4L, no troço da serra do Marão, está a ser um sucesso mundial, com mais de 700.000 visualizações, em três dias.
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Press review 16-05-2015 - Worrying advances
The Brent index closed another week of gains just an hair shy of 67 $/b. Since the beginning of the year the benchmark that prices more than half the petroleum traded internationally has climbed almost 40%. This price is however far from meaning solace to t...
The Brent index closed another week of gains just an hair shy of 67 $/b. Since the beginning of the year the benchmark that prices more than half the petroleum traded internationally has climbed almost 40%. This price is howe...
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Units of Volume
Some weeks ago I was involved in a long e-mail discussion over units of with American colleagues. Arguments went back and forth, but we could not agree on what Tf 3 meant. I finally came to the conclusion that that Tf 3 has a different meaning in the US. Th...
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Forbes claims new Tesla battery will cost 0.02 $/kWh

The hype created by the US media on this announcement by Tesla is a case study in itself. There are stationary battery technologies (e.g. liquid metal or flow designs) coming on the market with price tags under 200 $/kWh and lifetime expectations measured in decades, not years. While mainstream media remain silent on these real technological developments, it bursts in excitement with a battery that will cost 350 $/kWh ...

This article in great measure explains this dissonance. The writer claims the Tesla battery will cost 0.02 $/kWh, which would essentially make it free - just imagine: a 10 kWh battery pack for 0.2 $.

Forbes is not exactly a reference in what concerns energy markets intelligence, but this sort of "mistake" is beyond any rational explanation. There must certainly be some "marketing" going on behind the scenes to produce articles like these and the resulting hypes.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2015/05/01/did-tesla-just-kill-nuclear-power/
It would be almost three hours until Tesla's big announcement, but inside a Northwestern University classroom near Chicago Thursday night, the famed nuclear critic Arnie Gundersen had the inside scoop: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was about to announce an industrial-scale battery, Gundersen said, that would cost about 2¢ per kilowatt hour to use, putting the final nail in the coffin of nuclear power.
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I love the title to this article... "Did Tesla Just Kill Nuclear Power?" I like the idea of  #PowerWall  technology disrupting the nuclear power industry.
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Footing the bill in Lybia
Muammar Gadaffi visited Europe for the last time in August of 2010, received in Rome with all the honours of a chief-of-state. At the time he request 5 thousand million euros from the European Union to help the fight against illegal immigration. His words w...
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Press review 23-05-2015 - Islamic Steamroller
The Islamic State has managed to resume its advances, taking some months to adapt to NATO's involvement in Iraq. In Syria it advances through the south, while in the North al-Qaeda affiliates complete the encirclement to Bashar al-Assad's regime. In Iraq Ra...
The Islamic State has managed to resume its advances, taking some months to adapt to NATO's involvement in Iraq. In Syria it advances through the south, while in the North al-Qaeda affiliates complete the encirclement to Bash...
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Ubuntu is taking over the Internet-of-Things and few are aware of it. The number of devices running Ubuntu is about to explode, into a territory no other OS has been before. Godspeed.
Summary:A smartphone that can work as a desktop may be a long shot but the pursuit of mobile technology has brought many benefits to Ubuntu, according to Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.
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Press review 09-05-2015 - The Tesla hype
This week was marked by the hype created around the stationary battery put on sale by Tesla. The news were out last week, but since there was nothing particularly special about the figures presented, it was not part of the last review . However, the web soo...
This week was marked by the hype created around the stationary battery put on sale by Tesla. The news were out last week, but since there was nothing particularly special about the figures presented, it was not part of the la...
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Lenz Blog Flaw in German Solar Auction Model Karl-Friedrich Lenz, 30-04-2015 I think that the 2014 reform of the German renewable energy law was a large step in the wrong direction. I think the auction model favored by that legislation over the feed-in tari...
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Press review 02-05-2015 - Still under the waterline
The Brent index is still holding well to its rally, closing the week near 66 $/b. The WTI index, used to price petroleum extracted in the US, is in contrast under 56 $/b, a difference of almost 20%. The price rally is not really happening across the Atlanti...
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Press review 25-04-2015 - Contrasting trends
This was a busy week with multiple developments of interest in energy markets and international politics. Libya is back to front pages, and again for the wrong reasons. However, both the media and politicians remain reluctant in admitting the role of the 20...
This was a busy week with multiple developments of interest in energy markets and international politics. Libya is back to front pages, and again for the wrong reasons. However, both the media and politicians remain reluctant...
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Researcher at CRP Henri Tudor. PhD student at the Technical University of Lisbon.
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I'm a researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology in Luxembourg and a PhD student at the University of Lisbon. I work on the GIS field, more specifically on geo-spatial web services and geo-spatial simulation.

In a parallel life I created the first Portuguese language website dedicated to Peak Oil in 2005 (PicoDoPetroleo.net), in 2006 I was a founding member of ASPO-Portugal and later that year integrated the team that started the European branch of TheOilDrum.com. I currently blog AtTheEdgeOfTime.

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