Economy After Fossil Fuels


Published on Dec 13, 2016

Event recorded: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:00 AM PST

Hosted by Post Carbon Institute

All economic activity entails energy usage. As our energy sources change, our economy will likely evolve and adapt—perhaps in surprising ways.

Join us for a conversation with Rob Dietz, former Executive Director of Center for Advancement of a Steady State Economy and author of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources and Joshua Farley, Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and co-author (with Herman Daly) of the foundation textbook Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications. Joined by Richard Heinberg and hosted by Asher Miller of Post Carbon Institute, we will discuss what the future of our economy might look like in a 100% renewable energy future and explore such important questions as:

*What are the implications for how human labor will be valued, and how jobs will change?
*Can the economy (measured by GDP) continue to grow if energy consumption and use of resources declines significantly?
*Is growth of GDP essential to a functioning economy and to human well being?
*Can capitalism survive in the era of climate change and energy transition? What would work better?

A transcript of the chat window can be read here: :


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