Chris Goodall

Chris is the author of Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, listed as one of the Financial Times Books of the Year 2008. A North American edition was issued in April 2010 by Greystone Books. How to Live a Low-Carbon Life won the 2007 Clarion Award for non-fiction and was described by the New Scientist as ‘the definitive guide to reducing your carbon footprint’.

His latest book – Sustainability: All That Matters – was published by Hodder in November 2012. This short book sees sustainability as essentially an engineering issue. Using technology thoughtfully, can we build a global society that lives within its ecological means and provides all 9bn or so people in 2050 with a reasonable standard of living? Will the world run out of any important resources? How would we know when a society was sustainable? What consumption behaviours will have to change?

An Industrial Strategy for Energy

What’s also clear is that while nuclear power is tending to get more expensive, wind and solar get cheaper and cheaper every year.

July 26, 2016

Mixing renewables and back-up gas power is going to be wasteful

The purpose of this draft paper is to assess what will happen if, as expected, many gigawatts of intermittent renewables are added to the UK grid alongside large amounts of standby gas power.

June 20, 2013

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