Chris Nelder



Chris hails from Marin County, near San Francisco, a hotbed of writers, progressive thought and the pursuit of sustainability.

Chris NelderChris was a software engineer and technical writer for 17 years, working for powerhouses like Microsoft. During that time he also founded and published an online magazine called Better World in the mid '90s, as part of his lifelong interest in sustainability.

However, after 9/11, he had an epiphany: He realized that peak oil, climate change, and ecological overshoot were about to change life as we know it, and that mankind was now facing its greatest crisis ever. He had to take up the challenge.

He then embarked on intensive study of Peak Oil, the world of energy, and new sustainable modes of living appropriate to the challenges of the 21st Century. From his perch at the foot of Mt. Tamalpais, Chris began sharing his observations with the world through his blog. He then jumped out of the software industry and into the solar industry, where he designed, sold and installed solar PV systems for several years.

At that point Chris realized that investing was key to addressing our energy challenges, and in his pursuit of investing opportunities, he came across Angel Publishing's newsletters about energy: Wealth Daily, Energy and Capital and Green Chip Stocks. After a quick introduction, Chris joined up with the Baltimore boys, and the rest is history.

From the time he bought his first stock at the age of 9, through the years of working as a software developer for MSN Money, and on up to the present, Chris has been an investor for most of his life.

Recent Articles by Chris Nelder

Governments Worried about Peak Oil - 2010-04-16
But Not Enough to Tell You the Truth. Part 2 of my report: Officials Wake Up to Peak Oil

Officials Wake Up to Peak Oil - 2010-04-02
Part 1: The End of Peak Oil Denial

An Investment in Smart Grid Software - 2010-03-19
Software: The Unsung Hero of the Energy Revolution

'Peak Oil Demand,' Yes... But Not the Nice Kind - 2010-03-05
Why There Will Be No Recovery

What Soccer Can Teach Us about Energy Policy - 2010-02-19
An Energy Playbook for Team USA

The Oil Export Crisis Has Arrived - 2010-02-05
Venezuela and Mexico: The Point of the Exports Spear

Survival Strategies for Systemic Failures - 2010-01-22
Resistance, Resilience, and Rebellion

The Future of the Southwest: Localization and Carrying Capacity - 2010-01-08
Make Your Picks On Route 66

Investment Themes for the Next Decade - 2009-12-26
A Bull Market Decade for Commodities

Real Solutions to the Energy and Climate Crises - 2009-12-11
Investing in an Empire of Illusion

Investing in Hard Assets - 2009-11-27
And Why Buffett's Railroad Buy is Brilliant

China The Vampire Squid of Commodities - 2009-11-19
Why We Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Our New Chinese Overlords

No Plan for Oil Shortages in North America - 2009-11-17
Can the Free Market Keep Us Safe?

The 2009 IEA Oil Report & World Energy Outlook - 2009-11-13
Is the IEA World Energy Outlook Politically Distorted?

Energy Sector Outlook - 2009-10-30
Efficiency: The Way to Close the Renewables Gap

Oil and Gas Outlook - 2009-10-16
The Next Oil Crisis is Just Ahead

High Speed Rail: A No-Brainer - 2009-10-02
The Transformation of Transportation

Peak Oil Update - 2009-09-18
World Will Soon Face an Oil Supply Crunch

China's Energy Revolution - 2009-09-04
Welcoming China's Energy Revolution

Energy Sustainability Issues - 2009-08-21
Hard Questions and Sustainable Solutions

The Chevy Volt's 230 MPG - 2009-08-14
The Reality Behind the Chevy Volt's 230 MPG

Peak Oil and the Macroeconomic Outlook - 2009-08-07
When the Unexpected is Certain

Energy Speculation Crackdown - 2009-07-31
Crackdown on Energy Speculation is a Good Thing

2009 Natural Gas Forecast - 2009-07-24
The Future of Natural Gas: It's Time To Invest

Farmland Fever - 2009-07-17
Is Farmland the Trade of the Century?