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Fatih Birol’s “I Have A Dream” Speech is Wrong

By Art Berman | September 15, 2023

Birol should but will not state that the only solution to climate change is greatly reduce consumption of all energy, not just fossil fuels.

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The Big Lie About Fossil Fuel Subsidies

By Art Berman | September 2, 2023

The IMF’s message is opportunistic, journalistically dishonest and more appropriate to Fox News than to an international opinion leader and supposedly honest broker.

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There is No Energy Transition, No Paradigm Shift or Green Revolution

By Art Berman | May 19, 2023

Europe survived the winter of 2022-2023 by obtaining enough fossil energy to make up for lost Russian supply. That’s not a criticism of renewable energy. It’s a fact that we must acknowledge.

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OPEC In Control and Other Dumb Memes

By Art Berman | April 8, 2023

The OPEC production cut was a call to action for analysts to disgorge a slew of shopworn memes rather than provide any useful insight or critical analysis that might help investors.

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Fact-Checking the DUC Meme: Mostly False

By Art Berman | February 21, 2023

If financial success were as simple as the memes that often guide investors, everyone would be rich.

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Why Analysts Are Wrong About Oil Prices: What The Market Knows

By Art Berman | December 21, 2022

The market is pricing in the more-likely case that China’s long period as a driver of oil growth is near its end.

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Fusion Breakthrough is a Nuclear Nothing Burger

By Art Berman | December 14, 2022

Magical thinking about the possibility of nuclear fusion in the future does nothing to address our bad energy behavior today.

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