Join James Howard Kunstler as he interviews Post Carbon Institute Senior Fellow Richard Heinberg for the Kunstlercast. Richard talks both about his book Our Renewable Future, coauthored with PCI Fellow David Fridley, and his latest essay There’s No App for That: Technology and Morality in the Age of Climate Change, Overpopulation, and Biodiversity Loss.
Could a combination of wind, solar, and hydroelectricity fully power the U.S. ?
We can and must shift to renewables, but there must also be dramatic reduction in energy consumption, rich world “living standards” and GDP.
Authors Richard Heinberg and David Fridley in their recent book Our Renewable Future make the case for a society that runs on 100 percent renewable energy. But they don’t pull any punches, giving us both the good news and the bad news.
As our energy sources change, our economy will likely evolve and adapt—perhaps in surprising ways.
The transition to 100% renewable energy raises profound questions for the future of justice and equity…
Post Carbon Institute Fellows Richard Heinberg and David Fridley gave a joint presentation to the Security & Sustainability Forum—to share the key findings and takeaways that emerged from the analysis they conducted to co-author Our Renewable Future.
The transition to 100% renewable energy raises profound questions for the future of our communities and infrastructure.
Clearly, individuals, households, communities, and nongovernmental organizations cannot merely stand by and hope that political leaders somehow find the wherewithal at the last moment (if it is not already too late) to halt our descent into climate chaos.
What will consumerism be like in a post fossil fuels future?
You want a nice green world full of solar panels and wind machines? So do I, but as we are about to find out, that isn’t going to be easy, if it’s possible at all.
Now perhaps one need is for a citizen’s movement based on the idea of a transition to a renewable energy system. That’s what Heinberg and Fridley are offering.