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  • 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
  • Tiptoeing Through the Renewable Energy Minefield I spent the last year working with co-author David Fridley and Post Carbon Institute staff on a just-published book, Our Renewable Future. The process was a pleasure: everyone involved (including the twenty or so experts we interviewed or consulted) was delightful to work with, and I personally learned an enormous amount along the way. But we […] No responses June 20, 2016
  • Museletter 288: #ThereIsNoDonald MuseLetter #288 / May 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 292 KB) First up in this month’s Museletter is a satirical take on Donald Trump’s stance on climate change – a humorous slant on a serious matter. Also included is an excerpt from a chapter I wrote on energy constraints to […] No responses May 26, 2016
  • Museletter #287: A Personal Appreciation of M. King Hubbert MuseLetter #287 / April 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 97 KB) This month’s MuseLetter comes in two parts. First up is my appreciation of peak oil visionary M. King Hubbert, who is the subject of a recently released biography. Following that is a recent interview I gave on electric cars […] No responses April 20, 2016
  • Museletter #286: 100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years MuseLetter #286 / March 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 221 KB) This month’s MuseLetter is in two parts. The first is an essay which I wrote recently for Yes! Magazine, “100% Renewable Energy: What We Can Do in 10 Years,” in which I take a pragmatic look at what energy […] No responses March 16, 2016
  • Museletter #285: Why Sustainability? MuseLetter #285 / February 2016 by Richard Heinbergbr> Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 109 KB) This month’s Museletter brings together two essays. The first, written for an exhibition on Nature and Sustainability in Istanbul, asks the big question ‘what is sustainability’ and how might we get there? The second is my response to a […] No responses February 22, 2016
  • Museletter #284: Climate Holism vs. Climate Reductionism MuseLetter #284 / January 2016 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 99 KB) Climate change may be the biggest threat facing humanity, but the way we’re currently going about fighting it just ensures that, even if we prevail, another threat will follow, and another, and another. To explain why, it’s helpful to […] No responses January 19, 2016
  • Our Renewable Future: a talk for Willits Economic LocaLization On a cool November Sunday the hall of the Little Lake Grange in Willits, CA, filled with members and supporters of WELL – Willits Economic Localization. 11 years earlier many of them had come to hear Richard Heinberg after reading his book The Party’s Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies. The 2004 […] No responses January 18, 2016
  • Museletter #283: Can We Have Our Climate and Eat It Too? MuseLetter #283 / December 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 180 KB) The last Museletter of this year contains two essays. The first essay, Can We Have Our Climate and Eat It Too?, was written during the Paris climate talks which have just finished to much fanfare. World leaders have agreed […] No responses December 16, 2015
  • Museletter 282: Can We Afford the Future? MuseLetter #282 / November 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 132 KB) As a child of the 1950s I grew up immersed in a near-universal expectation of progress. Everybody expected a shiny new future; the only thing that might have prevented us from having it was nuclear war, and thankfully that […] No responses November 23, 2015
  • Museletter 281: Unconventional Energy MuseLetter #281 / October 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 92 KB) Interview with Spanish website FUHEM Ecosocial “This economic system cannot be sustained, and the longer we cling to it, the worse and fewer our options will be as it fails.” FUHEM Ecosocial: Oil and gas extracted by fracking from […] No responses October 19, 2015