The Oil Export Crisis Has Arrived

February 8, 2010 at 11:53 am
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I took a close look at the declining oil exports of Venezuela and Mexico, and saw U.S. imports taking the brunt of the loss. The recession has masked the decline of exports, but we’re going to feel it soon.
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The Day the World Turned from Brown to Green

February 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Green Chip Stocks, I marked the moment when public sentiment tipped away from fossil fuels and toward green energy.
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Resistance, Resilience, and Rebellion

January 25, 2010 at 6:31 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I pondered resistance, resilience, and rebellion as survival strategies in light of the Haiti earthquake and the recent brutal storm system that pounded my area.
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The Renewable Power Rebellion

January 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Green Chip Stocks last week, I considered secession as a useful strategy toward relocalizing communities.
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Interview with Financial Sense 1-16-10

January 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I appeared on the Financial Sense program today and discussed my article on investment themes for the next decade, the error in U.S.-centric views on commodities, the reasons for volatile oil prices, why socialist countries are so far ahead of the U.S. in their energy planning, and why local communities are wise to take control of their own futures in energy, water, and food–what Matt Simmons calls “BIMBYism,” or Build In My Backyard.

You can download the show (1 hour) here: RealPlayerWinAmpWindows MediaMP3

My segment begins at 43:53.

The Future of the Southwest: Localization and Carrying Capacity

January 11, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I offered a travelogue of my Christmas drive through the American Southwest, and mused on how it will manage the transition to a renewably powered, localized future.
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Energy Outlook for the Next Decade, Part 2

January 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Green Chip Stocks last week, I continued my two-part series on investment themes for the next decade, including my predictions for oil, natural gas, coal, renewables, uranium, efficiency, water, and agriculture.
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Investment Themes for the Next Decade

December 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I offered some big-picture energy investment themes for the next decade. Part 1 of a two-part series.
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What If EIA Annual Energy Outlook Were Written by an Honest Person?

December 22, 2009 at 3:40 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Green Chip Stocks, I critiqued the 2010 Annual Energy Outlook from the EIA, and wondered what it would look like if it were written by an honest person.
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Investing in an Empire of Illusion

December 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Energy and Capital, I critiqued an America in thrall to its illusions, unable to respond meaningfully to the challenges of peak oil, climate change, and population, and cautioned investors to be self-reliant in facing the challenges ahead.
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Dubai World and Masdar: A Tale of Two Cities

December 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Green Chip Stocks, I contrasted Dubai World and Masdar City as icons of the past and future.
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Investing in Hard Assets

November 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For this week’s Energy and Capital , I look at the moves the big money is making into hard assets, and predict tough times ahead for the dollar and U.S. equities.
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Notes from the 2009 ASPO-USA Peak Oil Conference

November 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm
Contributed by: Chris

Here are my notes from the 2009 ASPO-USA Peak Oil Conference, October 11-13, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Length: 71 pages.

View the Web version below the fold, or download the PDF.

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What Peak Oil Can Do for Climate Change

November 23, 2009 at 9:30 am
Contributed by: Chris

For Green Chip Stocks last week, I offered some insights from the peak oil study that should inform climate policy.
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China: The Vampire Squid of Commodities

November 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I took another look at China’s worldwide resource buying spree and explained why it is becoming the prime mover of global demand for oil and other commodities.

[Part 6 of a series of reports on the 2009 ASPO Peak Oil Conference.]

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Is the IEA World Energy Outlook Politically Distorted?

November 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I analyzed the IEA’s 2009 World Energy Outlook and revealed an agency in political shackles, desperate to come clean about peak oil and push the world toward renewables.
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Oil and Grid Power Security Risks

November 16, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital this past weekend, I reviewed several presentations from the 2009 ASPO-USA Peak Oil Conference on the energy aspects of national security, and found it unsurprising that gun sales are up sharply.

[Part 5 of a series of reports on the 2009 ASPO Peak Oil Conference.]
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The Vulnerabilities Of Complex Systems

November 9, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Green Chip Stocks last week,  I explored some insights about complex systems presented at the 2009 ASPO-USA Peak Oil Conference, including the interdependencies of energy, food, and water.

[Part 4 of a series of reports on the 2009 ASPO Peak Oil Conference.]

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Trader Chat Interview with FINZ.tv, Pt. 2: “How Will Limited Oil Affect Our Daily Lives?”

November 9, 2009 at 10:21 am
Contributed by: Chris

Here is part 2 of my first interview with @JeffreyLin of the stock traders’ web site FINZ.tv. Here’s the video:

Trader Chat: Chris Nelder Pt. 2 – How Will Limited Oil Affect Our Daily Lives?

Can Renewables Replace Fossil Fuels?

November 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Energy and Capital, I explored some recent research in search of an answer to the question: Can renewables replace fossil fuels?

[Part 3 of a series of reports from the 2009 ASPO Peak Oil Conference.]

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