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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 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.”
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.
EC To Be Sustainable, Green Energy Must Generate Adequate Taxable Revenue
One of the requirements for sustainability is adequate production of taxable revenue.
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.
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.
EC How The World’s Energy Problem Has Been Hidden
We really need a solution to our energy problems right now, not in the year 2050 or 2100.
Headed For A Collapsing Debt Bubble
A $1.9 billion stimulus package was recently signed into law in the United States. Can such a stimulus bill, plus packages passed in other countries, really pull the world economy out of the downturn it has been in 2020? I don’t think so.
Why Collapse Occurs; Why It May Not Be Far Away
It is clear to many people that the world economy is now struggling. There is too much debt; young people are having trouble finding jobs that pay well enough; people in poor countries are increasingly more food insecure.
HH Where Energy Modeling Goes Wrong
There are a huge number of people doing energy modeling. In my opinion, nearly all of them are going astray in their modeling because they don’t understand how the economy really operates.
2021: More Troubles Likely
Our real problem is an energy problem that we do not have a solution for.
EC 2020: The Year Things Started Going Badly Wrong
Citizens have not been aware of how “close to the edge” we have been. Low energy prices have been deceptive, but this is what we should expect with collapse.
Humans Left Sustainability Behind As Hunter-Gatherers
Many people believe that humans can have a sustainable future by using solar panels and wind turbines.
Energy Is The Economy; Shrinkage In Energy Supply Leads To Conflict
Without adequate energy, the world economy would come to a halt. We are hitting energy limits right now. Energy per capita is already shrinking, and it seems likely to shrink further in the future.
EC Fossil Fuel Production Is Reaching Limits In A Strange Way
We need a new, very inexpensive energy source that buyers will willingly pay a disproportionately high price for right now, not 20 or 50 years from now.
EC Reaching The End Of Early Stimulus – What’s Ahead?
Many people thought that COVID-19 would be gone with a short shutdown. They also thought that the world’s economic problems could be cured with a six month “dose” of stimulus.
EC Today’s Energy Predicament – A Look At Some Charts
We're in a strange situation today that most modelers have never really considered. Let me explain some of the issues I see.
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