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Introducing our most ambitious publishing effort to date: ENERGY: Overdevelopment & the Delusion of Endless Growth. A partnership between the Foundation for Deep Ecology and Post Carbon Institute, this 336-page coffee table book is an unprecedented, visually-rich exploration of energy the realities of the modern world's energy addiction.

ENERGY takes an unflinching look at the systems that support our insatiable thirst for more power (and the ideas behind those systems) along with their unintended side effects. From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop-removal coal mining, and natural gas “fracking” to renewables, every source of energy has costs. As the authors and photographers assert and show, no place is sacred, no landscape is safe from the relentless search for resources to power perpetual economic growth.



ENERGY + The ENERGY Reader. Kindle and tablet versions coming soon.


ENERGY and The ENERGY Reader offer not only a deep critique of the current system but a hopeful vision for a future energy economy in which resilience, health, beauty, biodiversity, and durability, not incessant growth, are the organizing principles.

Edited by Tom Butler and George Wuerthner, with a foreword by Douglas Tompkins and introduction by Richard Heinberg, ENERGY features the writing of more than thirty leading thinkers (including Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben, and Sandra Steingrabber) on energy, society and ecology. It also features over 150 stunning color photographs from dozens of today’s most respected nature and landscape photographers. The ENERGY Reader includes four bonus essays by Winona LaDuke, Vandana Shiva, Gloria Flora, and Michael Watts). 

In an effort to extend its impact, ENERGY will be the educational centerpiece of PCI's comprehensive Energy Reality Campaign. This campaign will link the efforts of hundreds of individuals and organizations to raise energy awareness and promote effective responses to our shared energy predicaments. Details soon!

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