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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

Posted on April 16, 2010

Officials Wake Up to Peak Oil

Posted on April 2, 2010

An Investment in Smart Grid Software

Posted on March 19, 2010

'Peak Oil Demand,' Yes... But Not the Nice Kind

Posted on March 5, 2010

What Soccer Can Teach Us about Energy Policy

Posted on February 19, 2010

The Oil Export Crisis Has Arrived

Posted on February 5, 2010

Survival Strategies for Systemic Failures

Posted on January 22, 2010

The Future of the Southwest: Localization and Carrying Capacity

Posted on January 8, 2010

Investment Themes for the Next Decade

Posted on December 26, 2009

Real Solutions to the Energy and Climate Crises

Posted on December 11, 2009

Investing in Hard Assets

Posted on November 27, 2009

China The Vampire Squid of Commodities

Posted on November 19, 2009

No Plan for Oil Shortages in North America

Posted on November 17, 2009

The 2009 IEA Oil Report & World Energy Outlook

Posted on November 13, 2009

Energy Sector Outlook

Posted on October 30, 2009

Oil and Gas Outlook

Posted on October 16, 2009

High Speed Rail: A No-Brainer

Posted on October 2, 2009

Peak Oil Update

Posted on September 18, 2009

China's Energy Revolution

Posted on September 4, 2009

Energy Sustainability Issues

Posted on August 21, 2009

The Chevy Volt's 230 MPG

Posted on August 14, 2009

Peak Oil and the Macroeconomic Outlook

Posted on August 7, 2009

Energy Speculation Crackdown

Posted on July 31, 2009

2009 Natural Gas Forecast

Posted on July 24, 2009

Farmland Fever

Posted on July 17, 2009

The Rent is Too Damn High and Other Oddities
Is it Safe for You to Buy Coal Stocks Yet?
Shedding Light on the Death of the Coal Industry
Investing in the Future of Solar
How to Profit Like an Investment Banker
Without the ITC, is Solar Still a Good Investment?
Will THIS Kill the Solar Industry?
Buffett Has a $4.5 Billion Stake in This Refiner
Refiners Are Safe Havens During the Low-Price Period
An OPEC Civil War Erupts
Strange Things Afoot in the House of Saud
Energy Utilities NEED the Internet of Things
Stay connected to stay on target!
The Lithium Revolution Just Got Hotter
Utility-Scale Lithium Batteries Taking Off
Metal Oil Investing 101
Meet the Oil of the 21st Century
The Rent is Too Damn High and Other Oddities