Can we learn from history?

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The development of energy use in Northern Europe is investigated, with an emphasis on the region that some 13–1400 years ago became Denmark, and by using evidence from archaeological finds, climate science and written documents from more recent periods. The role of energy technology in permitting changes in society and – together with changes in food provision technologies – in allowing sustainable living for an increasing population, is demonstrated, with possible lessons relevant for the present debate on handling the required energy, economy and environmental management transitions
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Review
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

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