The Energy Futurist

The Energy Futurist brings a critical eye to the energy industry, offering facts and figures to support or debunk the hype behind clean technologies like solar and wind to oil and gas.


The questionable economics of shale gas

Energy futurist Chris Nelder explores some serious questions about the economics of shale gas, and wonders if it's really a "game-changer," or a Ponzi scheme, or somewhere in between.


Energy politics at the piano bar

Energy futurist Chris Nelder imagines having a few drinks with the IEA, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann at a piano bar.


Why energy journalism is so bad

Energy futurist Chris Nelder tries to explain why most energy journalism is so bad, and gives readers a few tips on how to read it critically.