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The next energy economy

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Science  19 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6339, pp. 709
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8696

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Projecting how we produce and use energy a generation or more into the future is a task fraught with chal­lenges, but Dieter Helm's Burn Out does just that while avoiding the usual pitfalls. This new book identifies three "predictable surprises" that will affect our energy future and traces their economic ef­fects. Along the way, Helm provides a concise primer on the history of global energy eco­nomics, politics, and diplomacy.