Our Renewable Future

About the Project

Our Renewable Future is a project of Post Carbon Institute.

Post Carbon Institute’s mission is to lead the transition to a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable world by providing individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, ecological, and equity crises of the 21st century.

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About the Authors

Richard Heinberg is Senior Fellow-in-Residence of Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost educators on the need to transition away from fossil fuels. He is the author of thirteen books, including seminal works on society’s sustainability crisis, The Party’s Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003) and The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality (2011). He has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in Nature, Christian Science Monitor, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere; has been quoted and interviewed countless times for print, television, and radio; and has spoken to hundreds of audiences in fourteen countries.

David Fridley is a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), where he is deputy group leader of the China Energy Group. His work has involved extensive collaboration with China on end-use energy efficiency and modeling, industrial energy use, energy policy research, low-carbon city development, and energy supply assessment. He has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals and authored chapters in three books. Prior to joining LBNL he was a consultant on downstream oil markets in the AsiaPacific region and a business development manager for Caltex China. He is a Fellow of Post Carbon Institute.

Book Summary Presentation

Thanks to Security & Sustainability Forum and Island Press for hosting this August 2016 webinar with co-authors Richard Heinberg and David Fridley (the presentation starts at the 8:25 mark):

Book Errata

The first printing of Our Renewable Future and the first iteration of this website contained the following errors:

Website Photo Credits

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