Energy

We’re standing at the precipice of a historic change: Eventually we will leave fossil fuels behind and turn to wind, solar and hydraulic energy. Read about the effects this change will have on energy providers, companies, consumers and society.

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How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future

Rob Dunn

Little, Brown US, 2017

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

EIU, 2018

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Use Machine Learning to Find Energy Materials
Artificial intelligence can speed up research into new photovoltaic, battery and carbon-capture materials, argue Edward Sargent, Alán Aspuru-Guzik and colleagues.

Phil De Luna et al.

Nature, 2017

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The Realist
Vaclav Smil looks to history for the future of energy. What he sees is sobering.

Paul Voosen

Science, 2018

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The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground
Fueled by debt and years of easy credit, America’s energy boom is on shaky footing.

Bethany McLean

The New York Times, 2018

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The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Gretchen Bakke

Bloomsbury USA, 2016

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Mark Stevenson

Profile Books, 2017

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How Imports Helped the American Steel Industry

Dany Bahar

Brookings Institution, 2018

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How Solar Power Could Become a Victim of Its Own Success

Phoebe Braithwaite

Wired UK, 2018

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The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Daniel Yergin

Free Press, 1993

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