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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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Debunking ‘Lower Oil Supply Will Raise Prices’
We often hear the statement, “When oil supply is lower, oil prices will rise because of scarcity”. Now, we are getting to see firsthand whether oil prices really do rise, as oil supplies become more scarce.
EC Rethinking Renewable Mandates
Powering the world’s economy with wind, water and solar, and perhaps a little wood sounds like a good idea until a person looks at the details.
EC Why Stimulus Can’t Fix Our Energy Problems
Many people appear to believe that stimulus programs by governments and central banks can substitute for growth in energy consumption. Others are convinced that efficiency gains can substitute for growing energy consumption.
EC Seven Reasons Why We Should Not Depend On Imported Goods From China
It seems to me that the situation in China is far different from what most people think it is. Even if we would like to depend on China, we really cannot.
Why It (Sort Of) Makes Sense For The US To Impose Tariffs
As long as the world economy is growing rapidly, it makes sense for countries to cooperate with each other.
The Climate Change Story Is Half True
The climate is indeed changing. But the world economy has no real option of using significantly less energy, because the economy tends to collapse when there isn't enough.
The True Feasibility Of Moving Away From Fossil Fuels
One of the great misconceptions of our time is the belief that we can move away from fossil fuels if we make suitable choices on fuels.
A Different View Of Venezuela’s Energy Problems
Venezuela seems to be the canary in the coal mine with respect to where oil exporters are headed. Other countries will want to push them out of oil production, so as to try to raise prices for themselves.
Have We Already Passed World Peak Oil And World Peak Coal?
Most people expect that our signal of an impending reduction in world oil or coal production will be high prices. Looking at historical data, this is precisely the opposite of the correct price signal
EC How The Peak Oil Story Could Be “Close,” But Not Quite Right
What is right about the Peak Oil story, and what is misleading or wrong? Let’s look at a few of the pieces.
2019: World Economy Is Reaching Growth Limits; Expect Low Oil Prices, Financial Turbulence
Energy markets have been behaving in a very turbulent manner in the last couple of months.
EC Electricity Won’t Save Us From Our Oil Problems
Almost everyone seems to believe that our energy problems are primarily oil-related. We have no guarantee of being able to preserve either the oil system or the electricity system.
EC HH Low Oil Prices: An Indication Of Major Problems Ahead?
Low oil prices and low prices of other commodities are signs that we truly should be concerned about. Too many people have missed this point.
Why We Get Bad Diagnoses For The World’s Energy-Economy Problems
The world economy seems to be seriously ill. The problem is not overly high oil prices, but that does not rule out energy as being a major underlying problem.
The World’s Fragile Economic Condition – Part 2
We should expect financial problems if energy consumption stops growing sufficiently rapidly. In fact, a global sell off in the equity markets, such as we have started to see recently, is one of the kinds of energy-related impacts we would expect.
EC The World’s Fragile Economic Condition
In recent years, countries have found ways of creating GDP growth, without adding true value.
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