Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

Power: Limits and Prospects for Human SurvivalPower: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

Wed, Mar 10, 2021 7:00 PM – Wed, Mar 10, 2021 8:30 PM Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

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The focus of this forum will be on Montgomery County, Maryland, but it is applicable to any large county or region.  As Montgomery County concludes the drafting of its Climate Action Plan after nearly a year and a half of work with citizen advisors, consultants, and its own staff, we are faced with the daunting goals we have set: 80% reduction in our carbon emissions by 2027, and 100% by 2035.  How will we get there?  What are the limits of renewable energy?  Are we addressing the root causes?

Climate change is part of a larger crisis, often labeled “overshoot,” and solar and wind power by themselves won’t extricate us from that dilemma.  The ability of renewables to fully replace fossil fuels has been oversold. If that is the case, what are our alternatives?

Beginning in 2003 with The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, one of the first full-length analyses of peak oil, Richard Heinberg has written numerous books on topics examining the implications of our modern society’s dependence on fossil fuels, and what may come next as the availability of cheap fossil fuels begins to decline. In addition to his forthcoming book, his 2016 book Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy will be pertinent to the evening’s discussion on March 10.

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Event tags: city, Climate Action Plan, nonprofit, social justice, environmental justice, Post Carbon Institute

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March 10, 2021 7:00 PM
March 10, 2021 8:30 PM
America/Indianapolis
Wed, Mar 10, 2021 Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival

The focus of this forum will be on Montgomery County, Maryland, but it is applicable to any large county or region.  As Montgomery County concludes the drafting of its Climate Action Plan after nearly a year and a half of work with citizen advisors, consultants, and its own staff, we are faced with the daunting goals we have set: 80% reduction in our carbon emissions by 2027, and 100% by 2035.  How will we get there?  What are the limits of renewable energy?  Are we addressing the root causes?

Climate change is part of a larger crisis, often labeled “overshoot,” and solar and wind power by themselves won’t extricate us from that dilemma.  The ability of renewables to fully replace fossil fuels has been oversold. If that is the case, what are our alternatives?

Beginning in 2003 with The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies, one of the first full-length analyses of peak oil, Richard Heinberg has written numerous books on topics examining the implications of our modern society’s dependence on fossil fuels, and what may come next as the availability of cheap fossil fuels begins to decline. In addition to his forthcoming book, his 2016 book Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy will be pertinent to the evening’s discussion on March 10.

Please register to join us for an evening of provocative analysis and discussion: 

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