Energy Matters came into being in October 2013. The site provides high level analysis of Mankind’s evolving energy system and Earth’s evolving climate system with a strong emphasis on our own interpretation of raw data sets. The site is owned and managed by Dr Euan Mearns but has benefited enormously from the experience of Roger Andrews who provides about half of the content.

Why Advertise on Energy Matters?

Energy Matters provides a public service through  expert analysis of data and opinion that often runs counter to official sources such as the UK, Scottish and EU parliaments and UN agencies. We are focussed on keeping the lights on in the OECD together with a continuation of prosperity that seems threatened by current energy policies. Companies advertising on Energy Matters can support our endeavour while reaching an audience that is educated on the importance of affordable and reliable energy to society.


Two dynamic advertising slots are available with a target price of £500 / month (negotiable). Contact euan dot mearns at gmail dot com.


The site has 600 email subscribers and an unknown number of RSS subscribers. Many subscribers have energy industry, science, academic or financial services backgrounds. The  map below shows reader locations for 29th Feb 2016 and is quite typical. The UK and the USA are in the lead followed by Canada and Australia and then continental Europe.

A weekly mail shot targets groups like DECC, Oil and Gas UK, The Nuclear Energy Association and Energy UK. Given incentives the mail list could be greatly expanded.

Site Traffic Statistics

Since the start, the site has had (at time of writing) 1.15 million views. Traffic continues to grow steadily and currently stands at 60,000 views per month. It is normal for a new post to get around 1000 views in the first week although a recent guest post by Prof Richard Lindzen had over 5000 views in 12 days.


Key posts

Roger and I try to write at least one key post per week, often influenced by the events that are going on around us. Recent examples of Key Posts are:

The Gatwick Gusher
UK Blackout Risk Amber warning
Low Oil Prices, Budget Deficits and OPEC
Hinkley Point C or Solar, Which is Cheaper?

Guest posts

We have had the pleasure of hosting a number of very high quality guest posts from some distinguished authors:

Global Warming and the the Irrelevance of Science by Prof Richard Lindzen
Molten Salt Fast Reactor Technology – an Overview by Hubert Flocard
The Balancing Capacity Issue: A ticking Time Bomb Under the UK’s Energiewnde by Hugh Sharman


Blowout presents a weekly roundup of the main energy and climate news in the MSM that we normally post at the weekend. Roger normally compiles the blowout in his inimitable style:

Blowout Week 113
Blowout Week 112

Oil Production Vital Statistics

At the end of each month I produce a summary status of global oil production in about 15 charts based on IEA production data and Baker Hughes rig counts.

Oil Production Vital Statistics February 2016
Oil Production Vital Statistics February 2015

El Hierro

El Hierro is a small island in The Canaries with a newly installed wind and pumped hydro system that is supposed to provide 100% of the islands electricity. Roger Andrews has been following the data.

El Hierro Renewable Energy Project End 2015 Performance Review and Summary

UK Grid Graphed

UK grid graphed is a feature that provides monthly electricity production charts for the UK based on BM Reports as provided by Gridwatch for the years 2012, 13, 14 and 15 together with summary annual production charts.

UK Grid Graphed