Year: 2013

Harvard’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Statement

Harvard University has been under pressure since last November when 72% of the student body voted in favor of divesting fossil fuels from the school’s $32 Billion endowment. This month the president of Harvard, Drew Faust, responded to this divestment

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Peak Global Energy Efficiency

Fossil fuels are finite and eventually their global production will peak and decline.  Since our global economic growth has a nearly perfect correlation with global energy consumption, a decline in global fossil fuel energy availability could mean “the end of

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Global Oil Dashboard – Q2 2013

Here is the second installment of the of the “global oil dashboard” for Q2 2013. I created this tool to help me track the key quantitative indicators of peak oil. Oil is a finite resource and peak oil will happen

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Chasing Yields

Baby boomers who are retired or close to retirement are finding themselves without a lot of options for “safe” income-generating investments these days. Over the past 60 years the classic 50%/50% stock/bond portfolio has yielded a combined annual income from

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The Core Peak Oil Debate: Speed and Scale

I just got finished reading Ramez Naam’s new book “The Infinite Resource.” The first part of the book is a great overview of peak oil and climate change. He accurately describes the gigantic nature of a both problems and the

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Global Oil Dashboard – Q1 2013

Introducing the “global oil dashboard.”  I created this tool to help me track the key quantitative indicators of peak oil.  Oil is a finite resource and peak oil will happen eventually.  Because some experts, such as the Energy Watch Group,

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