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September 02nd 2011:Can the Economy Grow Without Cheap Oil

According to Richard Heinberg, author of the new book The End of Growth – Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, the answer is no. He makes the case that the world’s economic growth is inextricably tied to cheap energy, namely oil, and that as we enter a phase of more expensive extraction – like deep water, offshore drilling – our economy will level out…at best. He says that, “The human economy exists within and entirely depends upon Nature, and many natural resources have no realistic substitutes…societies have to operate within the planet’s budget of sustainably extractable resources.” Tune i

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Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of eleven books including : • Snake Oil (July 2013) • The End of Growth (August 2011) • The Post Carbon Reader (2010) (editor) • Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis (2009) • Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines (2007) • The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism & Economic Collapse (2006) • Powerdown: Options & Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004) • The Party’s Over: Oil, War & the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003) Richard is a Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil educators. He has authored scores of essays and articles that ha
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 21/12/2018 09:00 21/12/2018 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio According to Richard Heinberg, author of the new book The End of Growth – Adapting to Our New Economic Reality, the answer is no. He makes the case that the world’s economic growth is inextricably tied to cheap energy, namely oil, and that as we enter a phase of more expensive extraction – like deep water, offshore drilling – our economy will level out…at best. He says that, “The human economy exists within and entirely depends upon Nature, and many natural resources have no realistic substitutes…societies have to operate within the planet’s budget of sustainably extractable resources.” Tune in to learn what Heinberg has to say about how everyday individuals and communities can do to prepare for what he calls a post-hydrocarbon economy and way of life VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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