By Jan Mueller, The Energy Xchange
Vermont is the nation’s second smallest state by population, but it has set among the most ambitious energy goals of any state in the union...
By Jan Mueller, Stephen P.A. Brown, The Energy Xchange
How important is oil to the future of the global economy?
By Jan Mueller, John Kingston, The Energy Exchange
Whatever happened to “peak oil” – the assertion that the rate at which oil is extracted from the Earth is nearing a maximum or peak level?
By Charles Hall, Jan Mueller, ASPO-USA
This election is being framed as a choice between two different approaches to return to robust economic growth. But what if both sides are missing a critical underlying factor in our economic troubles?
By Arthur E. Berman, Jan Mueller, ASPO-USA
The IEA decision to release 60 million barrels from strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) of member nations has been criticized as politically motivated, too small and too late to matter, or, at best, as a desperate attempt to fend off economic woes. The reality and impact of the decision are more complex than that. The move is a bold, price-suppressing "poke in OPEC's eye" from nations that have been perpetual price takers in the world oil market. The short-term rationale for the decision, however, should not obscure our real oil problem - geopolitics is combining with economics and geology to put us in an oil crunch that is not likely to abate until our nation moves beyond oil.