Interview with Financial Sense 6-5-2010

June 5, 2010 at 11:06 am
Contributed by: Chris

I appeared on the Financial Sense with Jim Pupalava program today to discuss why officials, the media, and the oil industry have been so lagging in their responses to peak oil; the deep institutional and cultural denial about the implications of peak oil on economics; and the need to reinvent our economic theory and cultural ideals.

For background material on this discussion, see my recent articles:

195 Californias or 74 Texases to Replace Offshore Oil
Another Wake-Up Call for the World’s Biggest Oil Junkie
Officials Wake Up To Peak Oil, Part 1
Officials Wake Up to Peak Oil, Part 2

You can download the show (1 hour) here:

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My segment is at the top of the program.

195 Californias or 74 Texases to Replace Offshore Oil

June 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm
Contributed by: Chris

Here is a guest post I wrote for the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) – USA’s Peak Oil Review, in which I put the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster into perspective against the challenges of energy transition and America’s crushing dependence on oil imports. (Cross-posted to HuffPo)

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Another Wake-Up Call for the World’s Biggest Oil Junkie

May 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I had my first guest post at The Huffington Post today, courtesy of Howie Klein (who’s a real mensch).

I weighed in on the Horizon deepwater oil drilling rig disaster, trying to put it in perspective and get people to understand the reality of our energy situation, all politics aside. As my regular readers well know, this was only the latest in a series of wake-up calls we’ve received. Are you listening now, America?

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Officials Wake Up to Peak Oil, Part 2

April 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
Contributed by: Chris

To my readers: This is my final article for Angel Publishing and its newsletters Energy and Capital and Green Chip Stocks. I can hardly think of a better note on which to end my run with them. It was a privilege write professionally about energy for the last three-plus years, and their platform offered me a much wider readership and higher profile than I had enjoyed previously. But now it is time for me to move on. Please stay tuned to this space as I sort out my next direction.

–C

In this second part of a two-part series for Energy and Capital, energy analyst Chris Nelder reviews several more recent studies indicating that peak oil is upon us. Government officials and industry are clearly worried about it, but not worried enough to tell Americans the truth.
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Utility-Scale Power Storage Innovations

April 22, 2010 at 1:32 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Green Chip Stocks two weeks ago, I surveyed some interesting new utility-scale electricity storage applications, and found a $200 billion market just getting started.
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Officials Wake Up To Peak Oil, Part 1

April 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I outlined several new studies suggesting that oil production will soon go into permanent decline, and how officials outside the U.S. are beginning to come to grips with it. (Part 1 of a two-part series.)
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David vs. Goliath in the Energy Revolution

March 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Green Chip Stocks last week, I detailed a few battles in the war breaking out between consumers who want renewable power and the fossil fuel industry.
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Software: The Unsung Hero of the Energy Revolution

March 22, 2010 at 9:26 am
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I took a fresh look at how software is enabling the energy revolution by streamlining rooftop solar design, improving home energy efficiency, and putting the “smart” in smart grid.
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Interview with Financial Sense 3-20-10

March 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I appeared on the Financial Sense with Jim Pupalava program today to discuss several new reports and warnings about a near-term peak in oil production, the criminal lack of policy response to the threat in the U.S., and the developing oil export crisis.

You can download the show (1 hour) here:

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My segment begins at 31:00.

A Conversation About Energy with Howard Lindzon

March 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Contributed by: Chris

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do a freewheeling, videotaped chat with StockTwits founder Howard Lindzon on the present and future realities of energy. It was a lot more casual and conversational than any previous media appearances I’ve done  (at 10:30 PM with a glass of Scotch in hand), so it was more fun, if less professional.

Topics included peak oil, the end of economic growth, reversing globalization, oil prices, alternatives, and lots of other topics. View the video (25 minutes) below the fold.

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Letter to Congress: We Need a Real Energy Plan

March 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Contributed by: Chris

By special request, my column for Green Chip Stocks last week was a letter to Congress on behalf of the American people, asking for a real energy plan.
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‘Peak Demand,’ Yes, But Not the Nice Kind

March 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For Energy and Capital last week, I explained why the “peak demand” argument is a good one–but not for the nice reasons.
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My Verdict on the Bloom Box

March 1, 2010 at 2:44 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Green Chip Stocks, I took a critical look at the new Bloom Box fuel cell system, and concluded that it’s a modest improvement over standard natural gas-fired grid power.
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Soccer and Energy Policy

February 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Energy and Capital, I drew some lessons from the world’s most beloved sport about how to formulate good energy policy.
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Why Rooftop Solar Is Set to Explode

February 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm
Contributed by: Chris

For last week’s Green Chip Stocks, I outlined some of the pieces falling into place, particularly in the area of financing, that are setting the stage for an explosion of distributed rooftop solar in the U.S.
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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.




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