About the Project
Book Summary Presentation
- Book launch presentation at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, August 2016.
- David Fridley’s slide deck.
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.
The first printing of Our Renewable Future and the first iteration of this website contained the following errors:
- page 40, Figure 2.5: the two pie charts should have been in petawatthours (PWh), not gigawatthours
- page 147, Figure 8.1: y-axis label should have read “kg oil equivalent,” not “kg pil equivalent”
Producer and Publisher
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