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State of The Transition, November 2016: Steps forward continue to outnumber steps back

The global energy transition remains in a state of net forward momentum as of the end of November.

State of The Transition post-Marrakech: Unity is strength

Donald Trump’s would be climate saboteurs might have hoped that merely the mention of their intention to quit the Paris Agreement would be enough for the climate talks to fall apart at the annual climate summit in Marrakech.

Trump’s Win will Slow Climate Action and Renewables

Trump’s win will slow climate action and renewables, but as the reactions at COP 22 show already, he will fail in his fossil promises

State of The Transition, October 2016: As the Paris Agreement Enters into Force, Momentum in the Great Energy System Change Continues to Outpace Setbacks

The post-Paris climate negotiations should not be viewed as a stand alone process.

The Renewable Energy and Waste Industries: 21st Century Confederates in Changing the Global Economy

The emissions prizes of both a renewable economy and a circular economy are huge.

“Anyone who Does not Understand What is Going on is not in the Right Place.”

September began with the USA and China symbolically ratifying the Paris Agreement in time for the G20 Summit, and ended with French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal tweeting “victoire!”...

In the UK’s Scramble to “Keep the Lights On”, the New Government Should Listen to its Favourite Newspaper

Given that energy is the essential bedrock of a healthy economy, it is both frustrating and bewildering to watch a protracted national debate like the one accompanying the Brexit referendum and its aftermath and see how little time and attention is allotted to energy policy.

Tailwinds for Clean Energy and the Paris Agreement, Deepening Doldrums for the Incumbency

It was vaguely wonderful watching Presidents Obama and Xi cement their bids for a place in history, via climate change, by announcing American and Chinese ratification of the Paris Agreement on 3rd September 2016.

State of The Transition, July 2016: Might the fossil fuel industries implode faster than the clean energy industries can grow to replace them?

Might it be that the ongoing implosion of fossil fuel industries will happen much faster than the necessarily explosive transition to solutions?

Thoughts on Significance of Solar Impulse as it Finishes Epic Round-the-World Trip

My interview on BBC World Service Newshour: the heroism of the adventurer pilots, Bertrand Picard and Andre Borschberg, and the feeling on the ground of what their beautiful story means – at least for many in the clean energy industries.
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