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: RealPlayer | WinAmp | Windows Media | MP3
My segment begins at 43:53.
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?
I had the pleasure of chatting with @JeffreyLin last week about the basics of peak oil on the stock traders’ web site FINZ.tv. Here’s the video:
Trader Chat: Chris Nelder Pt. 1 – How Accessible is the Oil That’s Left?
I had a 1-hr. video interview this week with trader extraordinaire Matt Davio (@MissTrade on Twitter) and his buddy Charlie Rich, who has been working on “eco cottages” and sustainable agriculture in Bend, Oregon. Definitely worth a watch if you are interested in the implications of peak oil for food supply, and the issues surrounding sustainable agriculture.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Hiro Takei (@my10000dollars on Twitter) last week, all about my nutty career history, my views on energy and trading, and my thoughts on StockTwits. He did his homework and asked some insightful questions. See it here: http://bit.ly/X0C9U Hiro’s a smart fellow and a nice guy, and worth a follow if you’re on Twitter and interested in trading.
I had the privilege of presenting my slide deck and lecture on the future of energy today to students and faculty of the University of California Nuclear Engineering Department and the Lawrence Berkeley Lab, which was simulcast to the University of Tokyo. Thanks to all the great technology they have available, my lecture was videotaped and has already been uploaded to the Web. You can watch it here: http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/Chris-Nelder-Video (The sound is rough at the beginning, but once I start the presentation it clears up, although it is a bit overmodulated.)
I’d like to thank Dr. Kai Vetter for and Department Chair Dr. Jasmina Vujic for inviting me to speak at their Fall Colloquium series, and making me welcome. It was an honor and a pleasure to speak to such a technically adept audience, and they were very nice to me despite my moderate and less-informed outlook on nuclear energy.
A reverse-chronological list of selected lectures and presentations on energy by Chris Nelder.
See also: Chris Nelder in the Media
I will be on http://www.cleanskies.tv live today at 1 pm PST, if you’d like to tune in.
The show will be re-broadcast on ABC TV this weekend (“Clean Skies Sunday,” after Stephanopoulos) and CBS radio…
UPDATE: The clip is now available online. I couldn’t get RealPlayer to work and make it a downloadable clip, nor does the pig of a Flash application that runs their entire site let you find links anywhere. But if you really want to see it, I suggest you shut down other applications, then follow these breadcrumbs:
1. Go to http://www.cleanskies.tv/#app=6609&b7d2-selectedIndex=3
2. In the center column of buttons, click on “The Energy Report with Susan McGinnis”
3. On the right, scroll down to the 10/2/08 segment, with the blurb “House members ar…” and click on it.
My bit runs from 3:00 to about 10:10.
I recently did an interview with Chris Morrison of Venture Beat, which was published today there and elsewhere (including The Industry Standard). I’m reposting it here.
It’s a condensed summary of what was a pretty long (and technically challenged) interview by cellphone, and all the words are his, not mine. But I think he did a good job of representing what I said, and I always appreciate the additional coverage.
We are really running out of time to get moving on the inevitable transitions ahead. We need to get the story of energy transition out there into the public a lot more than we are. I just heard today that at a recent convention in Norway of some 6,000 geologists from 170 countries, the presentations by peak oil gurus Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrere had paltry audiences, and it appeared that a large part of the conference attendees had no clue about peak oil. I could say the same, by the way, for some of the cleantech and renewable energy conferences I’ve been to. If that doesn’t tell you we’re in trouble, I don’t know what will…