Item of General Interest
February 3 Update. I will be speaking at a Green Economy Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden on February 10 and 11.
I will be speaking at the International Conference of Actuaries meeting on April 4, in Washington DC.
I will be speaking at Energy Day 2030 Conference in Abu Dhabi on April 23.
I will also be speaking at the Age of Limits Conference in Washington D. C. over Memorial Day Weekend, on May 23-26 in southern Pennsylvania. Dennis Meadows will be among the speakers this year at this conference.
Category Archives: Energy policy
What is the correct way to model the future course of energy and the economy? There are clearly huge amounts of oil, coal, and natural gas in the ground. With different approaches, researchers can obtain vastly different indications. I will … Continue reading
In my view, oil and gas resource limits are major contributors to the conflict in Syria. This is happening in several ways: 1. Syria is an oil exporter that is in increasingly perilous financial condition because of depleting oil resources. When … Continue reading
They say that every cloud has a silver lining. If future energy consumption (which is mostly fossil fuel) drops because of a financial collapse brought on by high oil prices and other limits, then, at least in theory, climate change should … Continue reading
Globalization seems to be looked on as an unmitigated “good” by economists. Unfortunately, economists seem to be guided by their badly flawed models; they miss real-world problems. In particular, they miss the point that the world is finite. We don’t … Continue reading
A primary reason why coal consumption is rising is because of increased international trade, starting when the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, and greatly ramping up when China was added in December 2001. Figure 1 shows world fossil … Continue reading