Articles by Gail Tverberg

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Why Stimulus Can’t Fix Our Energy Problems
Gail Tverberg | Our Finite World – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

10 Jul 2019 – Economists tell us that within the economy there is a lot of substitutability, and they are correct. However, there are a couple of not-so-minor details that they overlook: There is no substitute for energy. It is possible to harness energy from another source, or to make a particular object run more efficiently, but the laws of physics prevent us from substituting something else for energy.

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The Growing Part of the World in Charts
Gail Tverberg – Our Finite World, 9 Jul 2012

I thought it would be interesting to see how the countries in the “Growing Part of the World” have behaved over the long term with respect to a number of variables (energy, GDP, and population). I compare these countries to two other groups of countries which did not fare as well during the 2008-2009 recession: 1) European Union-27, United States and Japan; and 2) Former Soviet Union (FSU).

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