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The Transition of Energy Systems: Can the Developing World Leap-Frog the Fossil Economy?

Energy systems emerge, become dominant, and then fade. Transitioning from the current ‘oil economy’ to a lower carbon intensity renewables economy is the one of the biggest challenges for the modern world, alongside challenges such as communicable diseases and urbanisation. 

In this talk Mike Stephenson will describe some past energy transitions, show how important the developing world is to our energy and climate change ambitions, and briefly foray into the strange world of ‘unburnable carbon’.


Mike Stephenson