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Optimum Power

Sustaining Our Power Over Time


From: Power


This chapter makes the case that we humans are capable of controlling our thirst for power, and we have a long history of doing so. Moreover, that capacity is rooted in similar behavior expressed throughout nature.



Richard Heinberg

Richard Heinberg is the author of thirteen previous books, including The Party's Over, Powerdown, Peak Everything, and The End of Growth. He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is widely regarded as one of the world's most effective communicators of the urgent need to transition away from fossil fuels. He lives in Santa Rosa, CA.