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Ryan Wolfe

Ryan Wolfe

I am a proud Guttman Energy sales representative, who has a thirst of knowledge for the industry. I come from a strict, service based, industry that allows me to put my customer needs first. I look forward to utilizing my passion and past experience to help bolster my client’s operations. I take a personal pride in anything I do.

Is there a catch with Clean Energy?

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: February 21, 2020

Wind Turbines are one of the cleanest energy production methods in existence today, but how do they work and what happens to the units when they are retired from use?

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Global travel restrictions encourage global fuel glut

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: February 3, 2020

With global chatter circling around the latest mass scale respiratory ailment, the coronavirus, there is global glut of petroleum fuels.  Like SARS, in 2003, the coronavirus is thought to spread through respiratory droplets being transmitted form one person to another (i.e., sneeze or cough).  With the potential for person to person transmission being so high, major travel has been hindered by the fear of either spreading or acquiring the new virus.  With more than 17,000 cases already and growing, there is now concerns on how to handle the temporary glut of fuels in the market.

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An IMO Crackdown

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: January 13, 2020

January 1, 2020, marked a big change for marine vessels.  The IMO (International Maritime Organization) has implemented a significant reduction in the sulfur content for the shipping industry in 2020.  The reduction brings the previous 3.5% sulfur content (bunker fuel), plummeting down to the new 0.5% sulfur requirement.   Goldman Sachs estimates the monetary impact could be as much as $240 billion during the 2020 calendar year.

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Digital Freight

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: December 18, 2019

It is no secret that 2019 has not been kind to the trucking industry.  In 2018, 310 freight companies were forced to close down.  During the first half of 2019 alone, that number was approximately doubled, showing 640 closures.  Looking at data like this, you can understand why the trucking industry is looking for ways to diversify and adapt, to stimulate the LTL industry.  With Celadon, one of the industry titans in North America closing their doors, there have been more than a few eyebrows being raised around the industry.  In times like this these, communication is key for maintaining peak efficiency across all operations.

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California Neutralizing Natural Gas?

By: Ryan Wolfe / Posted on: November 22, 2019

Berkeley, CA is looking to make strides in the clean energy business.  Currently, Berkeley is the only city in the United States that has implemented a ban of Natural Gas in residential and low-rise construction.  This natural gas ban is falling in line with the current west coast trend to cut down on fossil fuel dependencies.   According to Berkeley City Council member, Kate Harrison, natural gas accounts for 27% of the greenhouse gas emissions.

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