Stories by 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. subscribe to Richard Heinberg's feed

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

When the fracking bubble will bursts, the industry will point to environmentalists as the culprits.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: EcoWatch

The industry has a lot to gain by portraying itself as the victim of powerful environmental interests.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: Post Carbon Institute

Richard Heinberg's new book explains why the oil and gas industry’s exaggerations of future supply have been motivated by short-term financial self-interest and are a disaster for America.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2013, Source: Post Carbon Institute

The world will face limits to energy production in the decades ahead regardless of the energy pathway chosen by policy makers.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When industry says 'develop' that really translates to 'deplete.'

Posted on: May 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

After a college invited ExxonMobil's CEO to do a commencement address, outraged students instead invited Richard Heinberg. Here's what he had to say about life after oil.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2010, Source: Post Carbon Institute

Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride.

Posted on: May 19, 2008, Source:

And if we have, we had better prepare to change the way we live.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Oil is a finite resource -- and the decline of world oil production is predicted to occur anytime within the next 30 years. To avoid the worst-case scenario, we must begin today to reduce our dependence on oil.