Art Berman

Energy Aware

We Can’t Handle The Truth About The Human Predicament

By Art Berman | August 1, 2023

Simply switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is not a solution to climate change, certainly not in our time window of urgency.

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Energy Blog

What The Market Knows About Oil’s Future

By Art Berman | July 27, 2023

The idea that electric vehicles may displace gasoline reflects a fundamental ignorance about the oil refining process. The idea that a green energy transition is reshaping society ignores the way the world really works.

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Oil’s March to $100 or Just Another Little Rally?

By Art Berman | July 18, 2023

I just don’t see any extraordinary structural change about to happen that is outside of what is normal and expected for oil markets.

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Energy Aware

The Net Effect of Net Zero Will Be Zero

By Art Berman | July 5, 2023

Net Zero is a naive and unscientific fantasy that is largely untethered to physical reality.

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Energy Aware II

Permian Production Will Not Peak Because of Depletion

By Art Berman | July 3, 2023

Goehring and Rozencwajg’s claim of Permian basin depletion is patently false.

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Unanticipated Consequences of the Energy Transition

By Art Berman | June 23, 2023

An energy transition will have little net effect on society’s material footprint on the planet.

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Climate Change is Not Debatable

By Art Berman | June 21, 2023

The conclusion is clear: carbon emissions and overshoot of planetary boundaries are unlikely to decrease as long as world GDP and population continue to increase.

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The Psychology of Climate Change

By Art Berman | June 14, 2023

We should not realistically expect any of the current approaches to climate change to result in productive outcomes. We must first be honest with ourselves.

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Energy Blog

OPEC Cuts vs An Incredibly Tight Market: Both Cannot Be True

By Art Berman | June 9, 2023

Demand is weak enough that Saudi Arabia needs to cut 1 mmb/d but OPEC projects demand growth to a record 103 mmb/d in 2023.

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Energy Aware

Jude Clemente is Confused About the Energy Transition

By Art Berman | June 7, 2023

The solution to climate change may not really be about logical arguments, cost-benefit analysis, or good versus evil. It’s a psychological problem.

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Energy Aware II

June 2023 Energy Newsletter

By Art Berman | June 1, 2023

The market has given up on the long-awaited China demand rebound.

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Philosophy vs Science: The Church Tried That Too and Lost, Dr. Bardi

By Art Berman | May 31, 2023

That is not a win for fossil fuels but rather a reflection on of how difficult it will be for humans in a renewable energy-based future. Pretending it is otherwise is simply not helpful.

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