Researcher writer at OurFiniteWorld.com
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Gail Tverberg is a researcher on subjects related to energy and the economy. Her background is as actuary, who did financial modeling for insurance companies, so she brings a different perspective to the question of how limits of a finite world affect the economy.

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EC Spike In Energy Prices Suggests That Sharp Changes Are Ahead
The economy doesn’t operate on a single type of energy, any more than human life on a single type of food. The economy uses a portfolio of energy types.
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EC Could We Be Hitting Natural Gas Limits Already?
The problem with high prices is most noticeable is in Europe, with its dependence on natural gas imports. But Europe may just be the “canary in the coal mine.”
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EC Afghanistan (And Today’s High Level Of Conflicts) Reflect An Energy Problem
Governments can add debt and other indirect promises of resources that create goods and services, but they cannot actually create the low-cost energy, water, and mineral resources needed to fulfill those promises.
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EC To Be Sustainable, Green Energy Must Generate Adequate Taxable Revenue
One of the requirements for sustainability is adequate production of taxable revenue.
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EC How Energy Transition Models Go Wrong
One might think that an energy transition designed to fix climate change would work equally well to fix running out of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, that's not how it works.
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EC Don’t Expect The World Economy To Resume Its Growth Pattern After Covid-19
We seem to be headed for a rapidly changing world economy, and unfortunately not for the better.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

ACGPF Accell Group NV Heerenveen
AMRC Ameresco Inc.
BGC General Cable Corporation
CCJ Cameco Corporation
COP ConocoPhillips
CVX Chevron Corporation
DTO DB Crude Oil Double Short ETN
FF FutureFuel Corp.
HASI Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital
IWM iShares Russell 2000 Index Fund
JXI iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund
MCQPF CAPSTONE INFRAS CORP
MIXT MiX Telematics Limited
NFYEF NEW FLYER INDS INC
OIL iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
PBW PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio
PW Power Reit
PW-PA Power REIT 7.75% Series A Cumul
SU Suncor Energy Inc.
TRSWF TransAlta Renewables Inc.
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
XOI NYSE ARCA OIL & GAS INDEX
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
YLCO Global X YieldCo Index ETF
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PERSONAL BLOG

Latest Posts
Introduction To The “World’s Fragile Economic Condition”
I will be giving a presentation to a group of casualty actuaries on September 17 called “The World’s Fragile Economic Condition.”
Supplemental Energy Puts Humans In Charge
Energy is a subject that is greatly misunderstood.

Work Experience

Director of Energy Economics
Director of Energy Economics
February 2013 - Present (8 years 10 months)

Provide view of future energy economics, and how space solar will fit in.

Researcher
Our Finite World
November 2010 - Present (11 years 1 month)

Author of educational web site which offers a broad perspective on the challenges we are facing in energy, mineral extraction, food, population, climate, and financial areas, as we reach world limits. The focus of the site is on original research, particularly related to energy and the economy.

Contributor--Editor
TheOilDrum.com
June 2007 - September 2013 (6 years 5 months)

Helped select and edit articles appearing on the energy website, The Oil Drum. Authored many articles under the name "Gail the Actuary."

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
MS
1968 / 1970
Mathematics

Publications

Our Finite World
Gail Tverberg
Gail Tverberg

Exploring how oil limits affect the economy.