Snippets on Energy #3

Flexible, scalable and unlimited supply

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What is this? This is a mini-series on the energy transition dilemma. If you are new to the topic, please read the kick-off article for the sequence titled: The crux of the energy transition. ..and now, back to the show:

How do we power civilization?

‘The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out’ — Rep. Steve Stockman

Not much has changed in the past 50 years apart from China ramping up its coal use in the early 2000’s. If you look at the global annual per capita energy use, progress is nowhere to be found. Can you spot wind and solar for example without heavily magnifying the image? Even nuclear looks like a statistical error on this image… Data from Our world in data (divided by global population numbers)

2021 has shown us however, that the age of unlimited energy is over.

Oil is not the same business as it was.

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