• Afterburn Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy “plug-and-play” solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests instead that […] admin No responses March 2, 2015
  • Snake Oil The rapid spread of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has temporarily boosted US natural gas and oil production… and sparked a massive environmental backlash in communities across the country. The fossil fuel industry is trying to sell fracking as the biggest energy development of the century, with slick promises of American energy independence and benefits to local […] admin No responses July 29, 2013
  • author. educator. speaker. Author of eleven books, including The Party’s Over, The End of Growth, Snake Oil, and Afterburn Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. With a wry, unflinching approach based on facts and realism, Richard exposes the tenuousness of our […] admin No responses July 1, 2013
  • The End of Growth Update eBook In The End of Growth, published in September 2011, Richard Heinberg, made the observation that world economic expansion, which has been barreling along for the past few decades, is now stalling. The book further claimed that this is not an outcome we can prevent; we can only choose whether and how to adapt. He argued […] admin No responses July 3, 2012
  • The End of Growth Richard Heinberg’s landmark work goes to the heart of the ongoing financial crisis, explaining how and why it occurred, and what we must do to avert the worst potential outcomes. Written in an engaging, highly readable style, The End of Growth describes what policymakers, communities, and families can do to build a new economy that […] admin No responses June 15, 2011
  • Museletter For twenty years, Richard Heinberg’s Museletter has offered a monthly exploration of current events and the world of  ideas.  Covering such topics as geopolitics, energy depletion, civilization and its unintended consequences, economics from a contrarian perspective, and suggestions for how to weather the coming energy and economic transition, Richard’s essays are informed by a wide-ranging, […] admin One response December 1, 2009
  • Searching for a Miracle In Searching for a Miracle: ‘Net Energy’ Limits and the Fate of Industrial Society, Richard Heinberg examines 18 energy sources by their “net energy” and nine other criteria. Published jointly by Post Carbon Institute and International Forum on Globalization, the report is intended as a non-technical examination of a basic question: Can any combination of […] admin One response November 12, 2009