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Kurt Cobb combines two professional identities. He is best known for his work as a blogger, columnist, speaker and author focusing on energy and the environment. He also works as an independent marketing and publicity consultant and writer who has served a wide variety of corporate, nonprofit, ... more

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Solar Now 'Cheapest Electricity In History': How Much Will It Matter?
The International Energy Agency's World Energy Outlook 2020 says solar-produced electricity is now the "cheapest electricity in history."  That seems like very good news until the actual expected impact of that fact is examined more closely.
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Mobility Is Not Optional: Why The Losses Hitting Mass Transit Should Concern Us All
Transit makes possible much of the private commercial activity of cities, not the other way around. And mass transit is currently trapped in a doom loop.
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Low Prices Batter Oil Industry (And Later The Rest Of Us)
The shale oil and gas industry as a whole has been free cash flow negative for years. That's okay for a few years, but as a long-run strategy it means a company is simply consuming the capital of its investors.
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The 'New Normal' Has Been Postponed (And Probably Canceled)
The date for the recovery to a new normal seems to keep getting postponed.
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North Dakota Blues: The Legacy Of Fracking
Even one of the most ardent oil industry promoters of shale oil and gas development said earlier this year that North Dakota's most productive days are over.
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Evictions, Tenants And The Fragility Of A "Correlated" World
As eviction moratoriums around the United States come to an end, it is expected that landlords will begin evicting non-paying tenants en masse. It is estimated that in the past several years evictions have affected about 2.3 million people annually.
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BP BP p.l.c.
CVX Chevron Corporation
DBO PowerShares DB Oil Fund
DNO United States Short Oil Fund LP
OIL iPath B S&P GSCI Crude Oil TR ETN
PZE Petrobras Argentina S.A.
SNP China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
TOT TOTAL S.A.
USA Liberty All-Star Equity Fund
USL United States 12 Month Oil Fund, LP
USO United States Oil Fund, LP
WTI W&T Offshore Inc.
XOM Exxon Mobil Corporation
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Stanford University
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1975 / 1979
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