Museletter 259: Snake Oil and the End of Growth

MuseLetter #259 / December 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 117 KB) The last newsletter of 2013 brings together an essay, an interview, and a blog post, all with the common theme of the intersection between economic growth and energy. Thank you for your support in 2013, and my very best [...]

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Museletter 258: The Climate-PR Puzzle

MuseLetter #258 / November 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 299 KB) How do we effectively communicate an important but difficult message, even as it appears to fall on deaf ears? The first essay in this month’s Museletter addresses this thorny issue, one which I face every day in my work [...]

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Museletter 257: Fingers in the Dike

MuseLetter #257 / October 2013 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 116 KB) While the mainstream media has been focused on the immediate crisis of the US government shutdown the bigger issues behind the current economic crisis are still largely ignored. This month’s Museletter explores what is really going on in two [...]

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“Peak Oil Demand” = Peak Oil

Originally posted at Resilience.org A new phrase has entered our energy lexicon—peak oil demand. The essential idea: prophets of doom who warned about a looming global petroleum shortfall (“peak oil”) were wrong; instead of a downturn in supply, we’re instead seeing the shrinkage of demand for oil. A non-problem just solved itself! Nothing to see, [...]

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