Gregor Macdonald believes the world has entered another, historic energy transition. He has written for The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Financial Times of London, The Harvard Business Review, The Oil Drum, and The Petroleum Economist. He has appeared on MSNBC in the United States, BNN in Toronto, and the Keiser Report out of London. His writings and views have been cited in the The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, WIRED, Macleans, The Toronto Globe and Mail, Foreign Policy, MoneyWeek UK, The Houston Chronicle, Oil And Gas Journal, and Grist. He has also made presentations: to the Agoracom Online Conference in Toronto, to the CFA Society of San Francisco, to the ASPO Conference in Washington, DC, and most recently to the What is a Green City? conference in Vancouver, BC. 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.
He is currently based in Portland, Oregon and travels extensively on the West Coast.
From 2008 to 2011, Gregor produced two subscription newsletters for investors in the energy sector, the macro-oriented Gregor.us Monthly and the portfolio-oriented Gregor Weekly. Also, with Howard Lindzon and Philip Pearlman, Gregor developed the first internet broadcast on the StockTwits.com platform, the popular Sunday night MacroTwits Hour from 2009-2010. Gregor was named in the Top Twenty Tweeps for Keeps by Barron’s, as people to follow on the Markets and the Economy.
In 2013, Gregor launched a new subscription service: TerraJoule.us, a monthly newsletter covering macro trends in global energy.
In a addition, Gregor has joined the team at Blue Terminal to work on various projects in data visualization.
If you require specialized research in energy, or have data visualization needs, please contact: gregor (at) gregor.us
Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
Transition Economics Conference, St. Louis, MO, May 19-May 21.
Energy LAB, New York, NY, June 19.
Most Recent Publications:
From West to East, from the Economist Intelligence Unit, November 2013.
The Arctic Bites Back–For Now, from the Economist Intelligence Unit, April 2013.
Global Energy Conversation III: Nurturing Energy Innovation, a special report (free PDF) from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Spring 2013.
Gearing Down, on the changing picture of global transport and oil demand, from The Petroleum Economist, March, 2013.
Funding the Long Arc of Energy Transition, from the Economist Intelligence Unit, October 2012.