Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of eleven previous books including The Party's Over, Powerdown, Peak Everything, and The End of Growth. He is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. Heinberg has given hundreds of lectures on our energy future to audiences around the world. He has been published in Nature and other journals, and has been featured in many television and theatrical documentaries.

Author's Titles

Afterburn

Afterburn

Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on …

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The End of Growth

The End of Growth

Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

Economists insist that recovery is at hand, yet unemployment remains high, real estate values continue to sink, and governments stagger under record …

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Peak Everything

Peak Everything

Waking Up to the Century of Declines

by Richard Heinberg
foreword by James Howard Kunstler

The 20th century saw unprecedented growth in population, energy consumption and food production. As the population shifted from rural to urban, human …

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Blackout

Blackout

Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis

Coal fuels about 50 percent of US electricity production and provides a quarter of the country's total energy. China and India's ferocious economic …

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The Oil Depletion Protocol (PDF)

The Oil Depletion Protocol (PDF)

A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse

Since oil is the primary fuel of global industrial civilization, its imminent depletion is a problem that will have profound impact on every aspect …

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The Party's Over

The Party's Over

Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies

The world is about to run out of cheap oil and change dramatically. Within the next few years, global production will peak. Thereafter, even if …

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Powerdown

Powerdown

Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World

If the US continues with current policies, the next decades will be marked by war, economic collapse, and environmental catastrophe. Resource …

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