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Heinberg on peak oil and economic growth & Montpelier's Village-building Convergence


Author Richard Heinberg's nine books include The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies and Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines. He discusses what we know about peak oil, as well as its connection to the end of economic growth. His views are explained in his chapter in the forthcoming Post Carbon Reader, some chapters of which are already available for free download.

Heinberg also mentioned Searching for a Miracle, a recent report from the Post Carbon Institute available for free download at the link. It examines the question, "Can any combination of known energy sources successfully supply society’s energy needs at least up to the year 2100?"

The audio of Tom Bower is excerpted from a podcast of The Mark Johnson Show from July 2010.

In the second part of the show, organizer Ben Graham describes the Village-building Convergence, a week-long, community-wide celebration of sustainable living, practical homesteading skills, and visions of a more resilient local community, Aug. 14-22, 2010 in central Vermont. He describes what they've done so far building a root cellar, a garden shed in Barre, and what the upcoming week looks like.

Peak Oil Check-In: When to Expect the Next Oil Price Shock? (Rebroadcast from August 2009)

Carl Etnier hosts.

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