Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute talks about our renewable future. He describes the types of energy we currently use, how we might handle the intermittent flow of renewable wind and solar, how much energy is needed to create the infrastructure for a renewables economy, and how we need a plan to make this transition.

The author of 13 books on energy and climate issues, Richard Heinberg has written for Nature, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the Christian Science Monitor and others. He’s lectured around the world, including to the European Parliament, and has appeared as a commentator on NPR, Good Morning America and C-SPAN. You can subscribe to his monthly online Museletter at

This event was organized by Cool Planet Palo Alto and co-sponsored by Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action.