Category Archives: Policy

Trump Pulls a Crazy Ivan on US Energy and the EPA

US energy production from all sources rose under President Obama by the largest amount in forty years. Coal production, whose fate has long been in the hands of Chinese demand, fell. But oil production and natural gas production soared so high they helped lift US output above its long term oscillation around 70 quadrillion btu, […]

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Coal Jobs and the Power of a False Premise

Employment in America’s coal industry collapsed?not five years ago, but fifty years ago. Since that time, President Nixon’s establishment of the EPA, the steady market share gains of natural gas in the US power generation mix, and the shift to machine-based, open pit coal extraction in the West have helped to ensure that growth in […]

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Tyranny of Price and Energy Equity Outlook 2015: January (Double) Issue of TerraJoule.us

Each issue of TerraJoule.us contains:?a?Main Essay, the?Model Portfolio, the?Data Brief, and a link to a?Downloadable Podcast. Gregor Macdonald, Editor. Readers may purchase each issue individually, through Ganxy.com:?Purchase. Or, readers may also take a 12 month subscription through Gumroad.com:?TerraJoule.us Monthly eBook ?Annual Subscription. Podcast:?This month’s podcast is restricted to purchasers and subscribers. From this month’s issue: […]

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The New Future of Energy Policy

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor Flood myths are common to human culture. Swollen rivers, tidal storms, and tsunamis make their appearance frequently in […]

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Getting on the Train

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor Given emerging data in 2012, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the post-war automobile era in the United States […]

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The Demise of the Car

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor India’s recent series of power blackouts, in which 600 million people lost electricity for several days, reminds us […]

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When Quantitative Easing Finally Fails

Dear Readers: I’m currently writing a long-form post twice a month now for Chris Martenson’s excellent website, Peak Prosperity.com. Accordingly, I’ll be publishing the first (and free) part of these essays here at w88ประเทศไทย www.pinyourcrafts.com. Enjoy. — Gregor While markets await details on the next round of quantitative easing (QE) — whether refreshed bond buying from […]

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Big Export Dynamo

I too used to laugh at the export prospects, of the United States. No more. A weaker dollar, a shift in policy, and a world hungry for natural resources has boosted US exports to 14% of GDP in 2011. It also helps that the US now has some of the cheapest electricity rates in the […]

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Obama Memo: Redeem Yourself With Rail

Has the Obama Administration, in its first three years, helped the United States ween itself from fossil fuels? Or more urgently, from oil? The 2005-2008 period sent another stern warning that a discretionary, oil-based lifestyle was unlikely to be sustainable in America. The data now proves this out. From the highs of 2005, US oil […]

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Under the Surface of Non-OPEC Supply

In 2002 Non-OPEC oil production contributed 60.75% of the world’s total oil supply. But technology, competition, and access to capital through listings on stock exchanges have not been able to overcome limits of geology. Global giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil have essentially abandoned the effort to meaningfully expand their oil reserves. […]

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