Heinberg has written extensively on energy, economic, and ecological issues and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on the urgency and challenges of transitioning society away from fossil fuels. He has authored scores of essays and articles and is the author of thirteen books, including Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004) and The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality (2011). His latest book is Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path to One Hundred Percent Clean Energy (2016), co-authored with Berkeley energy expert David Fridley. Heinberg also hosts Resilience.org’s online course Think Resilience.
Heinberg is the Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute in Santa Rosa, California and editor of MuseLetter. He also serves on the advisory board of The Climate Mobilization, a grassroots advocacy group calling for a national economic mobilization against climate change, with the goal of 100% clean energy and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
Richard has appeared in many film and television documentaries, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s 11th Hour. He is a recipient of the M. King Hubbert Award for Excellence in Energy Education. Richard’s animations Don’t Worry, Drive On (2012), Who Killed Economic Growth? (2011) and 300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds (2010) (winner of a YouTubes’s DoGooder Video of the Year Award) has been viewed by nearly two million people.