May 16, 2011
Life Without Fossil Fuels? Yes, we can.
The Post Carbon Institute posted a very compelling speech given by their own senior fellow, Richard Heinberg, at the graduation ceremony at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on May 14. Heinberg's speech focuses on the need for more research into renewable energy sources and weening society off of its fossil fuel addiction. An editor's note states that Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, had initially been invited to give the commencement speech at the ceremony but thanks to some letters to the president of WPI from angry students, Heinberg was given the opportunity to address the graduates.