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Book Bits: 26 June 2021

The Age of Fire Is Over: Why All Existing Forecasts on the Energy Transition Are Wrong
Vincent Petit
Summary via publisher (World Scientific)
The heart of the contemporary argument on climate change and energy transition focuses on how energy supply should be decarbonized to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. This book proposes an alternative approach. The Age of Fire is Over: A New Approach to the Energy Transition finds that energy transitions are not driven by supply-side driven transformations but rather by evolutions in demand patterns. Exploring the potential of recently emerged key technologies, The Age of Fire is Over argues that the so-called Energy Transition has not yet started. In the future, key technologies will significantly transform demand and provide services at a fraction of today’s cost or offer new services not yet imagined.

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