Energy and the End of Growth

by Michael Edesess, AdvisorPerspectives.com Is economic growth coming to an end? That’s been a hot topic of discussion recently (including in this publication), thanks to a paper by Northwestern University economist Robert J. Gordon, Is U.S. Economic Growth Over? It had a simple but striking thesis: “There was virtually no growth before 1750, and thus …

Global Emissions – The Biggest Offenders

by Elliott Morss Introduction In a recent article, I concluded that global CO2 emissions will continue to grow rapidly in the foreseeable future. In this article, I look at who are the biggest offenders, both countries and fuels. The Countries and Regions Table 1 lists the countries and regions emitting the most CO2. China now …