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Announcing AFTERBURN: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Afterburn is a book of “greatest hits”, similar in that respect to an earlier book of mine, Peak Everything.

Goldilocks Is Dead

For oil, the Goldilocks zone has ceased to exist. This will have staggering consequences throughout the economy for the foreseeable future.

Only Less Will Do

Violin playing constitutes an ecologically benign hobby, right?

Richard Heinberg on Our Renewable Future

Richard Heinberg discusses our renewable future and how to get there.

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?
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