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It is possible that some new source of cheap and abundant energy might be developed—the cost of solar panels could be reduced substantially, for instance.

The same high energy prices that might crimp economic activity would have the effect of stimulating investment in alternative-energy sources.

If it happens, any bets like Brazil’s on expensive pre-salt oil may be fiascos.

http://www.economist.com/node/17314626?story_id=17314626

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