Museletter

rh_80_12_0.jpg

Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Energy Limits to Growth - Part III: Integrating Energy Sources

20 Mar 2009
View all related to conservation | Energy | Museletter | Sustainability
This issue of MuseLetter is Part III of a brief series of articles about energy alternatives, net energy, and the best options for an energy transition. Later this spring the articles will be published as a booklet by Post Carbon Institute and the International Forum on Globalization.
rh_80_12.jpg

Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Conservation Imperative: Energy Limits to Growth and the Path to Sustainability - Part II

19 Feb 2009
View all related to conservation | Energy | Museletter | Sustainability
This issue of MuseLetter is Part II of a brief series of articles about energy alternatives, net energy, and the best options for an energy transition. Later this spring the articles will be published as a booklet by Post Carbon Institute and the International Forum on Globalization.
rh_80.jpg

Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Conservation Imperative: Energy Limits to Growth and the Path to Sustainability

09 Jan 2009
View all related to conservation | Energy | Museletter | Sustainability
This issue of MuseLetter is Part I of a brief series of articles about energy alternatives, net energy, and the best options for an energy transition. Later this spring the articles will be published as a booklet by Post Carbon Institute and the International Forum on Globalization.
rh_80.jpg

Museletter: Memo to the President-elect on Energy Realism and the Green New Deal

04 Dec 2008
View all related to Climate Change | economy | Museletter | Peak Oil
Our 21st century nation’s dependence on 20th century fossil fuels is the greatest threat we face, far more so than the current financial crisis. A coordinated, comprehensive transition to an economy that is no longer dependent on hydrocarbon fuels and no longer emits climate-changing levels of carbon—a Post Carbon Energy Transition—will be the Obama Administration’s greatest opportunity to lead the nation on a path toward sustainable prosperity.
rh_80.jpg

Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: The Food and Farming Transition

01 Nov 2008
View all related to agriculture | Food | Museletter
View all related to Richard Heinberg
The only way to avert a food crisis resulting from oil and natural gas price hikes and supply disruptions while also reversing agriculture’s contribution to climate change is to proactively and methodically remove fossil fuels from the food system. MuseLetter #199.
rh_80.jpg

Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Various Musings

29 Sep 2008
View all related to Museletter | Peak Oil
This month's issue is a compilation of several recent short writings. The last of these, a set of frequently asked questions about Peak Oil, is a work in progress that will appear in expanded form at www.postcarbon.org. Museletter #198.
rh_80.jpg

Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: New Coal Technologies

02 Sep 2008
View all related to Coal | Museletter
View all related to Richard Heinberg
For coal, the future of both extraction and consumption depends on new technology. If successfully deployed, innovative technologies could enable the use of coal that is unminable by gasifying it underground; reduce coal's carbon emissions; or allow coal to take the place of natural gas or petroleum. Without them, coal simply may not have much of a future. Are these technologies close to development? Are they economical? Will they work? Museletter #197.
rh_80.jpg

Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Coal and Climate

04 Aug 2008
View all related to Climate Change | Coal | Energy | Museletter
View all related to Richard Heinberg
Recent reports on global coal reserves, surveyed in previous chapters, generally point to the likelihood of supply limits appearing relatively soon—within the next two decades (a contrary view is represented solely by the BGR report ["Lignite and Hard Coal: Energy Suppliers for World Needs until the Year 2100 – An Outlook," 2007]). According to this near-consensus, coal output in China, the world's foremost producer, could begin to decline within just a few years. MuseLetter 196.
rh_80.jpg

Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Coal in China

27 Jun 2008
View all related to Coal | Energy | Museletter
View all related to Richard Heinberg
China is the world's foremost coal producer and consumer, surpassing the United States by a factor of two on both scores and accounting for 40 percent of total world production. Museletter #195.
RH.jpg

Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Coal in the United States

28 May 2008
View all related to Coal | Energy | Museletter
View all related to Richard Heinberg
The United States has the world's largest coal reserves. With energy prices constantly rising and coal considered a "cheap" alternative, Richard Heinberg's survey of the literature on coal reserves is important reading. There's reason to believe that reserves are being overestimated, as they have been through the industry's history. Museletter #194.