Notice: New R-Squared Is rrapier.com

It’s a work in progress, but the new R-Squared is at rrapier.com. I will put up a new post there at least once a week […]

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Contact Information And Blog Migration Update

I have been stretched pretty thin lately, or I would have already addressed this. Writing a blog started for me as a hobby in 2005, but […]

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Guest Post: Offshore Wind Power Cost Update

Today I bring you another post from returning guest Todd “Ike” Kiefer who draws some lessons from the decommissioning of the world’s first offshore wind […]

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The Peak Oil Estimate You Won’t Believe: A Tale Of Two Sigmoids

Introduction
Over the years, I have often pondered what the world’s ultimate oil production might be before it peaks and inevitably declines. I can recall around […]

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The Peak Oil Estimate You Won’t Believe: A Tale Of Two Sigmoids

Introduction
Over the years, I have often pondered what the world’s ultimate oil production might be before it peaks and inevitably declines. I can recall around […]

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The Ethanol Industry Braces For Impact

Last week the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) reported that President Trump is preparing to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make a big change to […]

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Meltdown At Gevo

I am currently reading the book The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters. The excess and greed of a few of […]

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Can U.S. Shale Oil Offset OPEC Production Cuts?

In an earlier article – Why OPEC’s Announced Cuts Are A Really Big Deal – I addressed some of the skepticism around the recent production cuts enacted by […]

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My 2017 Energy Predictions

I read an article this morning where one analyst predicted that we are in a 10-15 year bear market for oil. The analyst stated that […]

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Fact-Checking Snopes On Las Vegas And Renewable Energy

When I hear a claim that doesn’t sound quite right to me, I usually check in at Snopes to get the facts. They usually do […]

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