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"There's no point in making a mistake unless you understand the mistake so that you donít make it again."
- Alfred Bester

Fuel Tree  
  Plants raised as fuel.  

The only thing of consequence was a complex where fuel trees that had been barged down from the mountains were chewed up and processed...

As far as economic activity is concerned, there are fuel tree plantations for the first couple of hundred miles. Beyond that, nothing but a few resource extraction camps.

From Anathem, by Neal Stephenson.
Published by Morrow in 2008
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