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Is the US Overplaying Its Energy Hand?

The evidence suggests the United States is playing energy poker with a pair of jacks in its hand, but betting as if it had four aces.

Thanks, Bill.

I didn’t read Overshoot until around 1999; when I did, it made an enormous impression. My book The Party’s Over owed a great deal to it

After the Peak

Within a couple of years, those of us who have spent most of the past two decades warning about the approaching peak may see vindication by data, if not by public opinion.

The Latest Oil Glut: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

With the recent plunge in oil prices, it feels like the right time to check back in with Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute.

Our Renewable Future

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy

The Oil Price Crash of 2014

Oil prices have fallen by half since late June. Since it’s almost the end of the year, perhaps this is a good time to stop and ask why?

Heinberg sees pain ahead for frackers

Erin sits down with Richard Heinberg – senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute – to discuss oil.

How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan

If there is a theoretical pathway to a significantly smaller economy we should try to identify it.

Paul Krugman and the limits of hubris

Economist Paul Krugman evidently feels irked and irritated by the notion that there might be limits to economic expansion: he has followed up his New York Times op-ed with a new piece. It reveals a great deal about how economists think, and why they tend to disregard physical science when it comes to questions about finite resources and the possibility of infinite economic growth on a small …

Paul Krugman’s Errors and Omissions

In a New York Times op-ed published September 18 titled “Errors and Emissions,” economist-columnist Paul Krugman took a swipe at my organization, Post Carbon Institute, lumping us together with the Koch brothers as purveyors of “climate despair.” But not only does Krugman misrepresent our position, he himself is guilty of 5 errors and 3 omissions.
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