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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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Expect Low Oil Prices In 2020; Tendency Toward Recession
Oil and other commodity prices will remain low in 2020. These low oil prices will adversely affect oil production and several other parts of the economy. As a result, a strong tendency toward recession can be expected.
Scientific Models And Myths: What Is The Difference?
What politicians, economists, and academic book publishers would like us to believe is that the world is full of limitless possibilities.
EC Recession Ahead: An Overview Of Our Predicament
Many have the impression that recessions come from financial missteps. The real situation is different and we already seem to be on the road toward a new crisis, much worse than the last.
Do The World’s Energy Policies Make Sense?
The world today has a myriad of energy policies. Maybe it is time to step back and take a look. Where are we now? Where are we really headed?
How Renewable Energy Models Can Produce Misleading Indications
The energy needs of the world’s economy seem to be easy to model.
Understanding Why The Green New Deal Won’t Really Work
The reasons why the Green New Deal won’t really work are fairly subtle. A person really has to look into the details to see what goes wrong.
HH Our Energy And Debt Predicament In 2019
Many people are concerned that we have an oil problem. Or they are concerned about recession and the need to lower interest rates.
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
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