The Tesla Revolution
The Tesla Revolution
Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War
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Prologue 7 Special Introduction 13 Chapter 1 — The Tesla Revolution 27 Chapter 2 — A History of Fossil Fuel Dominance 85 Chapter 3 — The Petrodollar and the Geopolitics of Oil 121 Chapter 4 — Peak Oil Revisited: The End of Cheap Oil 145 Chapter 5 — Climate Change and the World of Energy 181 Chapter 6 — What Will the Energy Mix of the Future Be? 209 Epilogue 253 Appendix 257 References Prologue 261

Rembrandt Koppelaar, Willem Middelkoop

The Tesla Revolution

Why Big Oil is Losing the Energy War

Though oil prices have been on a downward trajectory in recent months, that doesn't obscure the fact that fossil fuels are finite, and we will eventually have to grapple with the end of their dominance. At the same time, however, skepticism about the alternatives remains: we've never quite achieved the promised 'too cheap to meter' power of the future, be it nuclear, solar, or wind. And hydrogen and bio-based fuels are thus far a disappointment. So what does the future of energy look like? The Tesla Revolution has the answers.

In clear, unsensational style, Willem Middelkoop and Rembrandt Koppelaar offer a layman's tour of the energy landscape, now and to come. They show how rapid technological advances in batteries and solar technologies are already driving large-scale transformations in power supply, while economic and geopolitical changes, combined with a growing political awareness that there are alternatives to fossil fuels will combine in the coming years to bring an energy revolution ever closer. Within in our lifetimes, the authors argue, we will see changes that will reshape economics, the balance of political power, and even the most mundane aspects of our daily lives.

Determinedly forward-looking and optimistic, though never straying from hard facts, The Tesla Revolution paints a striking picture of our global energy future.

Rembrandt Koppelaar

Rembrandt Koppelaar (1985) is senior onderzoeker bij het Zwitserse Institute for Integrated Economic Research (IIER), waar hij energiestromen in economieën onderzoekt. Daarnaast doet hij aan het gezaghebbende Imperial College in London promotieonderzoek naar investeringsbeslissingen in de elektriciteitsmarkt.

Willem Middelkoop

Willem Middelkoop verwierf landelijke bekendheid als marktcommentator bij RTLZ. Hij waarschuwde in zijn eerste boek Als de dollar valt (2007) voor een naderende kredietcrisis. In de jaren erna verschenen De permanente oliecrisis (2008), Overleef de kredietcrisis (2009), Goud en het geheim van geld (2012), De Big Reset (2014), De Tesla-revolutie (2017) en Patronen van bedrog (2018). In totaal verkocht hij meer dan 100.000 exemplaren van zijn boeken. Zijn boeken zijn in negen talen vertaald, waaronder het Chinees en Arabisch.