Richard Heinberg

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Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost Peak Oil educators, having delivered hundreds of lectures on oil depletion to a wide variety of audiences around the world. He is the award-winning author of eight books including:

- The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies;
- Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World;
- The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism,
  and Economic Collapse; and
- Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines.

Richard writes a regular column for the Ecologist magazine and has authored scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, European Business Review, Earth Island Journal, Yes! Magazine, and The Sun, as well as on websites such as,, and His monthly MuseLetter has been included in Utne Reader's annual list of Best Alternative Newsletters. He has been featured in many film documentaries, including End of Suburbia and Leonardo DiCaprio's 11th Hour. Richard is Senior Fellow in Residence of Post Carbon Institute

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MediaReality Report: Talking with Richard Heinberg about the Green New Deal
The crisis and opportunity of peak oil and peak coal - Interview of Richard Heinberg by Dr. Helen Caldicott
Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: The Food and Farming Transition
Sustainability and Resource Depletion: Survival Challenge for the 21st Century
Peak Moment: Meeting the Energy Challenge
Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: New Coal Technologies
Richard Heinberg: Oil Price Falls! Peak Oil a Non-Problem!
Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Coal and Climate
Peak Moment: Calm Before the Storm
Want Cheap Oil? Reduce Demand!
Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Coal in China
Peak Oil for Policymakers
How Do You Like the Collapse So Far?
Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter: Coal in the United States
Saying Goodbye to Air Travel
Richard Heinberg's MuseLetter #193: It's Happening
MuseLetter #192: Resilient Communities: A Guide to Disaster Management
Peak Moment: Suburban Permaculture with Janet Barocco and Richard Heinberg
Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Great Coal Rush (and Why It Will Fail)
Heinberg: Peak Everything Economics, or, What Do You Call This Mess?
Richard Heinberg's Museletter: The Future of Technology
Reality Report: Richard Heinberg on Peak Everything
Richard Heinberg's Museletter: What Will We Eat as the Oil Runs Out?
Peak Oil Activists Gather, Plan for Hard Times, Will Lead the Way
Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Big Melt Meets Big Empty
Richard Heinberg's Museletter: Powerdown Revisited/As the World Burns
Richard Heinberg's Museletter #185: Peak Everything
Richard Heinberg's Museletter- The View From Oil's Peak
Lifeboat Show: Challenges and Opportunities of Peak Oil
Lifeboat Show: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Peak Moment: Peak Oil, Peak Coal and Beyond
Richard Heinberg: The Energy Transition - Global Responses to Climate Change and Fossil Fuel Depletion
Richard Heinberg's Museletter- The Oil Depletion Protocol: An Update
Richard Heinberg's Museletter Update - Iran: Another Puzzle Piece
Listen to Richard Heinberg Read Museletter #181: Talking Ourselves to Extinction
Richard Heinberg: Coal’s Future in Doubt
GPM Exclusive: Richard Heinberg Museletter Interviews
Richard Heinberg's Museletter #180: Iran: We Will Know Soon…
Peak Moment: Community Responses to Peak Oil
Richard Heinberg's Museletter #178: Five Axioms of Sustainability
Richard Heinberg's Museletter #177: Bridging Peak Oil and Climate Change Activism
Richard Heinberg's Museletter #179: Burning the Furniture
Richard Heinberg Speaks to European Parliament
In Spanish: Discurso de Clausura de la Conferencia del Cenit del Petróleo 2004 de Richard Heinberg
Proposing Plan C: Report on the Third U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions
Richard Heinberg on the Oil Depletion Protocol
David Holmgren on H2
In Spanish: Donde está el Reporte Hirsch?
Lifeboat Show: Richard Heinberg's Report From Kinsale, Ireland Peak Oil Conference
Roscoe Bartlett Energy Conference, Part 1
Richard Heinberg: Katrina, New Orleans, and Peak Oil
"Threats of Peak Oil to the Global Food Supply"-Richard Heinberg
How to Avoid Oil Wars, Terrorism, and Economic Collapse
Where Is the Hirsch Report?
Richard Heinberg on the Megaprojects Update
Richard Heinberg on Steppin' Out of Babylon
Richard Heinberg speaks to the Willits Economic Localization
Richard Heinberg on Powerdown
Richard Heinberg on KZYX's The Party's Over
Richard Heinberg's Closing Address for 2004 Peak Oil Conference
Richard Heinberg on Abiotic Oil
Richard Heinberg with Jim Puplava of FSN
The Endangered US Dollar
Heinberg, Palast, and Ruppert on Unwelcome Guests
Richard Heinberg at the International Inquiry into 9-11
Roscoe Bartlett Energy Conference, Part 3
Roscoe Bartlett Energy Conference, Part 2
Richard Heinberg at the Vancouver Planetarium
Petroleum Plateau
Richard Heinberg speaks with Darley about The Party's Over
A Letter from the Future
Tarpaper Raft