Signs of the times
recent news reinforcing the drivers of the energy transition
How to create a competitive electricity market - my take on the "price freeze" debate
Artist Eleanor Beer's delightful sketch of my talk last week:
The distorted logic of shale gas
A response to Dieter Helm's book The Carbon Crunch
“British Engineers produce amazing petrol from air technology” - So does it stack up?.. MORE
This site is a focus for writing, research and communication on the economics, physics and politics of the question: How to Power the Planet?
I am seeking to communicate and develop a set of core ideas with the aim of encouraging more robust policy.
Humanity is up against the limits. We are now on track for six degrees of warming above pre-industrial levels - almost certainly creating a highly inhospitable planet. It all comes back to energy. A transition to power the planet from clean and abundant energy sources is the first step necessary to face shortages of food, water and key resources.
The good news is that the transition is well under way. Each year hundreds of billions is invested in clean energy worldwide, and key industries are growing at 30-50% per year. But it is not yet happening fast enough, so the big question is: how do we accelerate it?