Energy Systems Innovation
A Short video introduction to our energy system innovation report. Energy systems are a central enabling and limiting factor to the development of an economy. As such, the level of technological, social and economic complexity of societies has, throughout history, been directly related to its form of energy system. Traditional energy systems that were limited to the energy convention of human and animal muscle limited premodern economies to a certain maximum degree of complexity. This changed fundamentally with the industrial revolution as the advent of the combustion engine enabled economies to access and harness the explosive power of fossil fuels.
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