Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels

Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels

Burn Out The Endgame for Fossil Fuels An energy revolution is under way with far reaching consequences for nations companies and the way we address climate change Low oil prices are sending shockwaves through the global economy and lon

  • Title: Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels
  • Author: Dieter Helm
  • ISBN: 9780300225624
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An energy revolution is under way with far reaching consequences for nations, companies, and the way we address climate change Low oil prices are sending shockwaves through the global economy, and longtime industry observer Dieter Helm explains how this and other shifts are the harbingers of a coming energy revolution and how the fossil fuel age will come to an end SurveyAn energy revolution is under way with far reaching consequences for nations, companies, and the way we address climate change Low oil prices are sending shockwaves through the global economy, and longtime industry observer Dieter Helm explains how this and other shifts are the harbingers of a coming energy revolution and how the fossil fuel age will come to an end Surveying recent surges in technological innovations, Helm s provocative new book documents how the global move toward the internet of things will inexorably reduce the demand for oil, gas, and renewables and prove effective than current efforts to avert climate change Oil companies and energy utilities must begin to adapt their existing business models or face future irrelevancy Oil exporting nations, particularly in the Middle East, will be negatively impacted, whereas the United States and European countries that are investing in new technologies may find themselves leaders in the geopolitical game Timely and controversial, this book concludes by offering advice on what governments and businesses can and should do now to prepare for a radically different energy future.

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    Sadly, this is not a book that fully lives up to its potential. When I read the Chinese chapter, I realized that the author´s analysis is slightly too ideological. Instead of thoroughly discussing the Chinese strategy in the realm of energy (like John Matthews did in his magistral book), Helm prefers to dissecate the Chinese regime (boring). While drawing conclusions about the future of capitalism and energy consumption in China, the author "forgets" the latest statistics about R&D, accordi [...]

    Let me get this straight immediately: I am a bit disappointed by this book.Helm's "The carbon crunch" had been a very enlightening read, with a lot of new insights in the economics of climate change, and in particular the economics of the EU's climate policies. I had expected the same of "Burn out".To be sure, the central thesis of the book (carbon fuels are on their way out, and faster than you think) is interesting and daring. Unfortunately, Helm's new thesis isn't half as convincing as its pr [...]

    Disappointing - Helm's short papers are far better-argued and in-depth. His diagnosis of the oil market is probably correct but his following of the consequences is shallow, as is his potted history and analysis of the outlook for the Middle East and Russia. Also annoying is the quantity of sloppy errors - the Chinese bought Nexen (not Nexus), the Shell reserves scandal was in 2004 not "the 1990s", the Medvedev he's thinking of is probably Dmitry (not Alexander), Lee Raymond shaped the modern Ex [...]

    It's hard to be critical of Helm's work when, as one of the UK's foremost energy experts, he conveys his arguments on a complex topic with such certainty. His thesis - that global energy markets are approaching widescale change, with resource-cursed countries, fossil fuel companies and vertically-integrated electric utilities declining - is compelling. For US readers, this will be a particularly reassuring read, predicting energy independence through shale resources and a corresponding manufactu [...]

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