Ascent Virginia

The print version of this recruitment piece for prospective partners of Ascent Virginia’s clean technology initiative is used in conjunction with in-person meetings and as a follow-up mailer. The PDF version is used in email correspondence.


I write frequent commentary about energy and energy-related topics. You can find my energy-related writing in the following places:

My writings have appeared regularly in Resilience (formerly Energy Bulletin) since 2005.


My work appeared regularly in the Energy Voices section from 2012 to 2016.


From 2007 to 2012 I contributed columns to this Paris-based English-language science site.


My blog has been online since 2004 and is frequently reposted on other sites including Resilience,, OilVoice, TalkMarkets,, Business Insider, Zero Hedge, Common Dreams, and Le Monde Diplomatique.

Prelude Prelude, my oil-themed novel, appeared in 2010. In this romantic thriller Cassie Young is a rising star at a prestigious energy consulting firm when she discovers secret files that reveal the truth about the world’s oil supplies; and, it’s not good news. Soon, she finds herself locked in a game of cat and mouse that places her career and ultimately her life on the line.