by Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.
Will giving up fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy sources entail sacrifice and suffering? Or will free and abundant energy usher in a new era of prosperity, “green” energy jobs, and enhanced community life? Or does the truth lie somewhere in-between, neither extinction nor utopia?
Heinberg tackles these questions and discusses the impact of the transition to renewables in 9 sectors food, water, resource extraction, building construction and more.