Year: 2010

Peak Oil vs. Global Warming

“Peak Oil” and “Global Warming” are often discussed together as two of the most difficult energy challenges that our society faces over the coming decades.  Both challenges have the potential to lead us to catastrophic societal outcomes if we fail

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Demand Destruction from Peak Oil

Demand Destruction is a term used to describe a series of economic actions that occur when oil prices become too high for the global economy to absorb them.  In this environment, the economy goes into a recession and the price

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ETF Spotlight: Norway and Scandinavia – GXF

This week’s ETF spotlight focuses on the Global X FTSE Nordic 30 ETF (GXF).  Scandinavia is one of the world’s most energy secure regions, with large Norwegian oil reserves, wide renewable energy adoption, and broad social and government efforts to

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Book Report – The Impending World Energy Mess

Robert Hirsch is perhaps most well known for writing the famous “Hirsch Report” in 2005, which was the first official US Government report, written for the US Department of Energy, which publicly acknowledged the threat of peak oil and the

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ETF Spotlight: Brazil – EWZ

I’ve created a mock portfolio to track the progress of the Peak Oil Proof Portfolio.  For the past week, the portfolio has gained 2.95%, while the S&P500 gained 2.10% – mostly due to poor US unemployment figures raising expectations that

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Peak Oil Proof Your Portfolio

I decided to start this blog to help people adjust their portfolio and their financial lives to make them more resilient to the potential effects of global peak oil. For the purposes herein, I’ll define peak oil as the point

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