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  • Museletter #297: Awaiting Our Own Reichstag Fire MuseLetter #297 / February 2017 by Richard Heinberg This month’s Museletter brings together three essays that sound alarms on the early days of the Trump administration. Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 177 KB) Awaiting Our Own Reichstag Fire Millions of Americans now share the profoundly disturbing experience of watching and waiting as their nation […] No responses February 21, 2017
  • Trump Versus the Media: This Could End Badly The first week of the Trump presidency has seen an extraordinary and unprecedented confrontation between, on one hand, the new leader and his spokespeople, and on the other, mainstream American media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, and CNN. On Saturday January 21st, Trump press secretary Sean Spicer made an […] No responses January 28, 2017
  • Museletter #296: The Peak Oil President? MuseLetter #296 / January 2017 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 430KB) This month marks 25 years of MuseLetter. During this time I’ve written and published something like 1,200,000 words, which found their way into a dozen books. Special greetings to long-time subscribers—you know who you are—who remember the printed version of […] No responses January 24, 2017
  • Will the US Really Be a Major Energy Exporter? The analytical arm of the U.S. Department of Energy now says the United States will become a major energy exporter in a few years. Will this eventually prove to have been an accurate prediction? The forecast is contained in the Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) for 2017, released on January 5th. In […] No responses January 24, 2017
  • Museletter #295: Localism in the Age of Trump MuseLetter #295 / December 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 104 KB) During this time of increasing political polarization and hostility, take some time this holiday season to be especially kind to the people around you. May we all prosper in the year ahead! Best wishes, Richard Localism in the Age […] No responses December 19, 2016
  • Museletter #294: An Order of Chaos, Please MuseLetter #294 / November 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 272 KB) First up this month is an article looking at President-Elect Donald Trump’s big promise to power the US on ‘clean coal’. Next is a piece I wrote shortly before the election which looks at the crisis of political legitimacy. […] No responses November 23, 2016
  • Museletter #293: Resilience scripts MuseLetter #293 / October 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 121 KB) This month’s MuseLetter consists of the first few chapters of the script of a video series we’re producing. It will be targeted at an academic audience but will also be released for general viewing; it will be accompanied by […] No responses November 4, 2016
  • Museletter #292: Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom MuseLetter #292 / September 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 104 KB) Exploring the Gap Between Business-as-Usual and Utter Doom Predicting the future is a fool’s errand, but everybody does it. As long as we’ve had language—for tens of thousands of years, at last estimate—we’ve been able to formulate the question, […] No responses September 28, 2016
  • Museletter #291: Is the Oil Industry Dying? MuseLetter #291 / August 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 236 KB) This month’s Museletter begins with an edited excerpt of an article I wrote for Pacific Standard Magazine called ‘Is the Oil Industry Dying?’ which looks at the current state of the oil industry and how that relates back to […] No responses August 24, 2016
  • Museletter #290: Lessons Along the Path to 100 Percent Clean Energy MuseLetter #290 / July 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 147 KB) This month’s Museletter continues with the theme of Our Renewable Future. We begin with an article on the important distinction between a clean electricity future and a clean energy future. Next is a chapter from the Our Renewable Future […] No responses July 25, 2016
  • Our Renewable Future Event – video Post Carbon Fellows David Fridley and Richard Heinberg, co-authors of Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy explore the future of clean energy and how a fully renewable energy supply will shape our lives and economy at this event recorded June 2, 2016 at SPUR Urban Center, San Francisco.   […] No responses July 24, 2016
  • Museletter #289: Introducing Our Renewable Future MuseLetter #289 / June 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 340 KB) The first item in this month’s Museletter is the introduction to my new book Our Renewable Future:Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley. Get a copy of the book with a 20% discount […] No responses June 22, 2016