Access to energy is of foundational importance for societies, but constraints on our abilities to meet societies’ energy requirements are growing. Foremost among them is the pressing challenge of transitioning to a zero-carbon energy system. In this episode of the “Great Unraveling?” series, Richard Heinberg joins Laurie Laybourn-Langton to explore the crucial role of energy in the stability of societies and the importance of the energy transition.
Richard Heinberg is an author and educator who has written extensively on energy issues. He’s Senior Fellow-in-Residence at Post Carbon Institute and author of 13 books, the latest of which is Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for 100% Clean Energy, co-authored with David Fridley.