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Explore Our Energy Story

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Discover the big picture in PhileSpace, or start anywhere in the flow: Books, Stories, Vignettes or Sessions.

Each offers a different way to look at and think about the material — a different way to gain insight into the world’s energy story.

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Browse Energyphile's museum of interconnected stories and artifacts.

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Stories

Uncover clues to our energy future in these creative short stories.

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Sessions

Explore ideas and improve your knowledge through guided discussion.

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Vignettes

Discover the artifacts and the lessons they hold in these quick snapshots.

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Books

Get the first 10 stories, with exclusive preambles, in print or ebook format.

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Browse Energyphile's museum of interconnected stories and artifacts.

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Stories

Uncover clues to our energy future in these creative short stories.

View Stories

Sessions

Explore ideas and improve your knowledge through guided discussion.

View Sessions

Vignettes

Discover the artifacts and the lessons they hold in these quick snapshots.

View Vignettes

Books

Get the first 10 stories, with exclusive preambles, in print or ebook format.

Discover Books

Forces of Change

Six forces of change further categorize Energyphile content. They are both drivers of and barriers to energy transitions. The forces are Environment, Policy, Economy and Business, Innovation, Geopolitics and Social.

Look for the symbol on every story and vignette to see the primary force at work.

Environment

When environmental degradation threatens human health and welfare, we react to remedy the situation — although it often has to reach a crisis before action is taken.

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Policy

Government is a strong force. The carrot of subsidies or stick of taxation can alter how we get and use energy.

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Economy and Business

Nothing goes 'round without capital. Investment is an essential force for change, and lack of it hinders transition. And with energy, the economy creates prosperity.

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Innovation

From paper maps to GPS technology, candles to electric bulbs, innovation and technology are important catalysts for change, but are insufficient by themselves.

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Geopolitics

This is a gentle term for fighting over energy commodities. Energy has long been used by countries as a lever for strategic economic and political gain.

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Social

Human issues are often either overlooked or underestimated, but they’re significant factors in the evolution of societal energy use.

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Environment

When environmental degradation threatens human health and welfare, we react to remedy the situation — although it often has to reach a crisis before action is taken.

Policy

Government is a strong force. The carrot of subsidies or stick of taxation can alter how we get and use energy.

Economy and Business

Nothing goes 'round without capital. Investment is an essential force for change, and lack of it hinders transition. And with energy, the economy creates prosperity.

Innovation

From paper maps to GPS technology, candles to electric bulbs, innovation and technology are important catalysts for change, but are insufficient by themselves.

Geopolitics

This is a gentle term for fighting over energy commodities. Energy has long been used by countries as a lever for strategic economic and political gain.

Social

Human issues are often either overlooked or underestimated, but they’re significant factors in the evolution of societal energy use.

From Opinion To Perspective

Be informed, start your own conversations.

A cup of coffee and a chat. Dinner and engaging conversation. A fully guided discussion in the boardroom. However you use them, Energyphile Sessions will spark thought-provoking dialogue.

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Take a Journey of Discovery

Informed by the unique lens of Peter Tertzakian’s passion for the past, present and future of our energy story, Energyphile can transform your energy thinking.

The business of energy is everybody’s business.

Peter Tertzakian had a passion for energy long before energy was a daily topic of discussion around the world. His lifelong need to understand the stories and issues has resulted in Energyphile.

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