Will my incandescent Christmas lights destroy the planet?
Like a good Portlander, I’ve replaced my old,
power-sucking incandescent bulbs with modern CFLs. My Christmas lights,
however, are still incandescent. Do I care? How hard am I raping the
Richard Heinberg, energy expert and senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, was in town last night as part of the 2010 Illahee Power and Change lecture series. In a far-ranging presentation entitled “After Fossil Fuels: The Great Transition Ahead”, Heinberg detailed what the audience already seemed to know – that life after fossil fuels will not be the same. Although ...