• 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 271: The Oil Price Crash of 2014 MuseLetter #271 / December 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 97 KB) The Oil Price Crash of 2014 Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. This is a significant development for the oil industry and for the global economy, though no one knows exactly how either the industry or […] admin 4 responses December 23, 2014
  • Museletter 269: Paul Krugman and the limits of hubris MuseLetter #269 / October 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 111 KB) This month’s Museletter is a pair of rebuttals to economist-columnist Paul Krugman. Krugman recently hit out at Post Carbon Institute in his New York Times column over our stance on the end of growth. In these posts I hit […] admin 5 responses October 16, 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 266: Two Realities MuseLetter #266 / July 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 103 KB) Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. –Robert Frost   Two paths via rhruzek/flickr. Creative Commons 2.0 license.   Our contemporary world is host […] admin 4 responses July 22, 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 263: The Gross Society MuseLetter #263 / April 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 183 KB) The Gross Society Seeing only its title, a prospective reader might guess this essay is about our nation’s epidemic of obesity. Or could it be a sarcastic observation on the evolution of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society? Might it be […] admin 5 responses April 24, 2014
  • Museletter 262: The Oil ‘Revolution’ Story Is Dead Wrong MuseLetter #262 / March 2014 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 186 KB) This month’s newsletter brings together the transcript of an interview on energy limits, which I did with Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity, and a presentation on my book on energy limits — Snake Oil, which I gave recently in […] admin 2 responses March 19, 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