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Gregor Macdonald

Chris Martenson

Contributor since: 24 Jul 2012

Gregor Macdonald

Gregor Macdonald believes the world has entered another, historic energy transition. He has written for the Financial Times of London, The Oil Drum, and The Harvard Business Review. He has appeared on MSNBC in the United States, BNN in Toronto, and the Keiser Report out of Paris. His writings and views have been cited in the New York Times, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, WIRED, The Toronto Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, MoneyWeek UK, and the Oil And Gas Journal. He has also made presentations: to the Agoracom Online Conference in Toronto, to the CFA Society of San Francisco, and most recently to the ASPO Conference in Washington, DC. For an excellent overview of Gregor’s views, see this 2010 interview with Chris Arkenberg.

Gregor holds a B.A. in English and Social Anthropology from Denison University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He has worked in Land Use/Environmental Law in Boston; the Television Commercial Production industry in Los Angeles; and in research at the University of California. “Alot of the work I’ve done in the past twenty-five years turns out to have centered around land, landscapes, and cities.” Gregor has also spent time teaching. In particular, advanced English for immigrant professionals in Massachusetts, and creative writing for children through the Royal Parks Education programs, in London.

With Howard Lindzon and Philip Pearlman, Gregor developed the first internet broadcast on theStockTwits.com platform, the popular Sunday night MacroTwits Hour from 2009-2010. Recently, Gregor was named in the Top Twenty Tweeps for Keeps by Barron’s, as people to follow on the Markets and the Economy.

Gregor presently writes for the energy and economics blog, Gregor.us. He remains involved in collaborative research efforts; posts a twice-per-month essay at ChrisMartenson.com; and is pursuing new projects in journalism. He lives with his wife Johanna, a practicing psychotherapist, and his two children in Portland, Oregon.

Latest articles from Gregor

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    Published 07 February 2013 | viewed 8,570 times

    The quest for cheap energy and cheap labor is a conquering human urge, one that has played out with notable ferocity starting with the Industrial…

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    Published 23 December 2012 | viewed 8,020 times

    It was the best of times; it was the worst of times for the American public over the past month, as it was treated to…

  • Energy Policy in a Renewable Future

    Published 28 November 2012 | viewed 8,068 times

    Flood myths are common to human culture. Swollen rivers, tidal storms, and tsunamis make their appearance frequently in literature. But Hurricane Sandy, which has drawn…

  • Grid Power and the Death of the Automobile

    Published 22 August 2012 | viewed 14,080 times

    India’s recent series of power blackouts, in which 600 million people lost electricity for several days, reminds us of the torrid pace at which populations…

  • California's Impending Energy Crash

    Published 25 July 2012 | viewed 6,909 times

    California, which imports over 25% of its electricity from out of state, is in no position to lose half (!) of its entire nuclear power…

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