Item of General Interest
I have uploaded a new presentation that I gave June 16, 2018, at the BioPhysical Economics Conference. It is called Insights Regarding the Operation of the Energy Economy.
Author Archives: Gail Tverberg
Energy is a subject that is greatly misunderstood. Its role in our lives is truly amazing. We humans are able to live and move because of the energy that we get from food. We count this energy in calories. Green … Continue reading
Why is it so difficult to make accurate long-term economic forecasts for the world economy? There are many separate countries involved, each with a self-organizing economy made up of businesses, consumers, governments, and laws. These individual economies together create a … Continue reading
BP recently published energy data through December 31, 2017, in its Statistical Review of World Energy 2018. The following are a few points we observe, looking at the data:  The world is making limited progress toward moving away from fossil fuels. … Continue reading
(This post consists of a short overview article I recently wrote for Transform, a magazine for Environment and Sustainability Professionals, plus six related Questions and Answers.) Reading many of today’s energy articles, it is easy to get the impression that our … Continue reading
Why have long-term interest rates generally fallen since 1981? Why have asset prices risen? Can these trends be expected to continue? The standard evaluation approach by actuaries and economists seems to be to look at past patterns and assume that … Continue reading