• 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 […] admin 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 […] admin 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 […] admin No responses January 24, 2017
  • Museletter 274: Goldilocks is Dead MuseLetter #274 / March 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 121 KB) This month’s Museletter brings together two recent essays. The first, Goldilocks is Dead, was published as a Reuters op-ed and talks about the consequences of oil price volatility. Only Less Will Do looks at the problems of scale in […] admin 2 responses March 25, 2015
  • Museletter 273: Neither Utopia Nor Extinction MuseLetter #273 / February 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 383 KB) This month’s Museletter brings you Part 2 of my extended essay Our Renewable Future Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy [read part 1 here]. I’m also including a post I wrote on the state of […] admin 15 responses February 24, 2015
  • Museletter 272: Our Renewable Future MuseLetter #272 / January 2015 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 281 KB) Happy New Year! I’m kicking off 2015 with Part 1 of an extended essay looking at our energy future. What really lies ahead? Our Renewable Future Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy Folks who pay […] admin 4 responses January 22, 2015
  • Museletter 270: How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It MuseLetter #270 / November 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 99 KB) This month’s Museletter is the text of a talk I gave at a Teach-in on Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth, organized by the International Forum on Globalization, October 26, 2014, at The Great Hall at The Cooper […] admin 4 responses November 6, 2014
  • Museletter 268: Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die MuseLetter #268 / September 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 148 KB) Why Peak Oil Refuses to Die Pumpjacks image via shutterstock. Reproduced with permission.   Perhaps you’ve seen one of the recent barrage of articles claiming that fears of an imminent peak and decline in world oil production have either […] admin 7 responses September 11, 2014
  • Museletter 267: Blame the Environmentalists MuseLetter #267 / August 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 110 KB) The US energy revolution is starting to unravel, even while policymakers continue to believe the hype. This month’s Museletter looks at the reality behind the hype. First up is a look at the ballooning debt behind energy companies struggle […] admin 3 responses August 12, 2014
  • Museletter 265: Want to Change the World? Read This First MuseLetter #265 / June 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 140 KB) This month’s Museletter is about change. First up is an essay about one thing everyone interested in social change should know; this is followed by an interview looking at what it will take to change mainstream economic thinking. Want […] admin One response June 18, 2014
  • Museletter 264: The Anthropocene: It’s Not All About Us MuseLetter #264 / May 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 126 KB) The Anthropocene: It’s Not All About Us Time to celebrate! Woo-hoo! It’s official: we humans have started a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene. Who’d have thought that just one species among millions might be capable of such an amazing accomplishment? […] admin 2 responses May 9, 2014
  • Museletter 261: The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics MuseLetter #261 / February 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 159 KB) The Purposely Confusing World of Energy Politics Life often presents us with paradoxes, but seldom so blatant or consequential as the following. Read this sentence slowly: Today it is especially difficult for most people to understand our perilous global […] admin 8 responses February 11, 2014