Richard Heinberg

Richard is the author of fourteen books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis:

  • Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival (New Society, 2021)
  • Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley (Island Press, 2016)
  • Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels (New Society, 2015)
  • Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future (Post Carbon Institute, 2013; UK, Dutch, Spanish, and Romanian editions 2014)
  • The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality (New Society, 2011; UK, Chinese, Korean, Dutch, and French editions 2012)
  • Blackout: Coal, Climate and the Last Energy Crisis (New Society, 2009; UK edition 2010)
  • Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (New Society, 2007; UK and Korean editions, 2008)
  • The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism, and Economic Collapse (New Society, 2006; UK edition, 2006)
  • Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World (New Society, 2004; UK edition 2005)
  • The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (New Society, 2003; UK, Italian, German, Spanish, and Arabic editions, 2004-2005; revised North American edition, 2005; French edition 2008)

He is also the author and narrator of Post Carbon Institute’s 22-video Think Resilience online course.


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