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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.

State of The Transition, June 2016: A Long List of Advances, a Short List of Setbacks – including Brexit

The list of main setbacks for the global energy transition in June includes a potentially big one: Brexit.

State of the Transition, May 2016: Talk of twilight

World records tumbled in renewable energy this month.

The Global Energy Transformation and Innovation: the Case of Solarcentury and Sunstation

The solar revolution will continue to unfold, meanwhile, and the better that innovation teams in the clean energy industries deploy their design magic – in the broadest possible sense of that word – the quicker it will all accelerate.

State of The Transition: Unfolding like the plot of an epic novel

In my book, given the stakes, no novel can rival this epic real-life drama.

State of the transition, March: Falling Global Carbon Emissions from Energy

The great global energy transition is accelerating. Who could have imagined a few years ago that global carbon emissions would stall in 2015, spurred by a rise in renewable energy?

Big Oil Faces Courtroom Showdown

ExxonMobil is being investigated by the Attorney’s General of New York and California with a view to criminal charges for securities fraud and racketeering over their stance on climate change
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