John Licata

John Licata is the founder & chief energy strategist of Blue Phoenix, a Strategic Consulting firm providing thought leadership focused on the future of energy. He is the author of Lessons from Frankenstorm: Investing for Future Power Disruptions. He is known for uncovering new technologies, investment opportunities and future trends in the energy space ahead of mainstream thinking. He has been featured in the media for the last decade by the likes of Bloomberg, CNBC, BNN, Yahoo! Finance, Reuters Insider, TheSreet.com and Fox Business Channel.

Recent Articles By The Author

5 Reasons Short-Sellers May Soon Cover Oil Positions

5 Reasons Short-Sellers May Soon Cover Oil Positions

Some analysts say the crude oil selloff will ramp up, but here are five reasons that may prove them wrong.

3 Tech Companies Poised to Exploit Our Connected World

3 Tech Companies Poised to Exploit Our Connected World

Software and wireless solutions are disrupting many global industries, and there's no better indication of that than the robust enthusiasm for the connected marketplace.

Denbury Poised to Clean Up on Push to Lower Carbon Emissions

Denbury Poised to Clean Up on Push to Lower Carbon Emissions

Denbury Resources is a market leader in the extraction process known as carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery.

Why Tesla’s New Energy Battery Won't Replace Your Local Utility

Why Tesla’s New Energy Battery Won't Replace Your Local Utility

The new Tesla home battery has a lot going for it, but there are a several reasons why this technology won't cause a mass grid exodus.

NRG Energy's Embrace of Change a Likely Path to Industry-Leading Position

NRG Energy's Embrace of Change a Likely Path to Industry-Leading Position

The utility business model is drastically changing and that presents compelling opportunities for industry players like this one and their customers.

How Mexico, Not Saudi Arabia, Could Drive Oil Prices Higher

How Mexico, Not Saudi Arabia, Could Drive Oil Prices Higher

Mexico could have nearly as much near-term influence on oil prices as Saudi Arabia if they cut their own production, and they have incentive to do it.

What Really Caused Oil Prices to Plunge So Far -- So Quickly

What Really Caused Oil Prices to Plunge So Far -- So Quickly

The slide in oil prices is primarily investor-related, not based on fundamentals. For that reason, oil prices could rebound just as quickly and violently as they fell.

Oil Price Decline May Be Just What the Energy Sector Needs

Oil Price Decline May Be Just What the Energy Sector Needs

For investors, oil's sharp decline sets up an opportunity to buy into companies that can adjust their corporate strategy and focus on more efficient operations.

Wind Industry Will Do Just Fine Regardless of U.S. Clean-Energy Subsidy

Wind Industry Will Do Just Fine Regardless of U.S. Clean-Energy Subsidy

While many investors are focused on the direction of oil prices, new developments in the wind sector deserve more attention ahead of the looming decision on subsidies in 2015.

Here's Why Oil Prices Aren't Likely to Remain Low for Long

Here's Why Oil Prices Aren't Likely to Remain Low for Long

The pace of oil production is depressing prices now, but can only be kept up so long before economics forces companies and countries to curb output, pushing prices higher.