Home > Books + Reports
Afterburn-cover

Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

February 27, 2015

Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy “plug-and-play” solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests
cover_Drilling-Deeper_300w (2)

Drilling Deeper

October 27, 2014

Drilling Deeper analyzes actual production data from the top 12 shale gas and tight oil plays (accounting for 88% and 89% of current production) to show that the Department of Energy's projections for the future of fracking are wildly optimistic.
drilling-california-300

Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale

December 2, 2013

Written by PCI Fellow J. David Hughes and published in partnership by Post Carbon Institute and Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, this report provides the first publicly available empirical analysis of actual oil production data from the Monterey Formation, including from wells that have undergone hydraulic fracturing...
resilient-against-what-300

Resilient Against What?

October 16, 2013

This survey found that leading US municipalities already have a more sophisticated understanding of resilience, involving economic, energy, and social challenges—and they're putting it into action through policies, regulations, and programs.
Climate-After-Growth-300

Climate After Growth

September 30, 2013

This provocative paper makes a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis.
perfora-chico-300

Perfora, Chico, Perfora (Spanish Translation of Drill, Baby, Drill)

February 18, 2013

This is a translation of the Post Carbon Report Drill Baby Drill. En Perfora, Chico, Perfora, J. David Hughes ha analizado en profundidad e investigado rigurosamente la posibilidad de diversos combustibles no convencionales para generar abundancia energetica. Aunque el informe se centra principalmente en cuestiones relacionadas con la producción...