Energy

13. 07. 2015
Things go from bad to worse on the renewable energy front. 1.  Even those who are accustomed to George Osborne’s hostility to the renewables industry were astonished by his announcement in the Budget on Wednesday that renewable energy would no longer be exempt from...
Energy
18. 06. 2015
Kandeh Yumkella is the inspirational leader of the UN’s Sustainable Energy 4 All campaign. On Thursday last week, he gave the keynote speech to the 2015 Ashden Awards. SUSTAINABLE. ENERGY. FOR. ALL. This is perhaps the single most important challenge of all the different...
Energy
09. 06. 2015
It’s never a good thing to fall out with an organisation that one loves. But, at the moment, that’s how it is for me with Friends of the Earth. And it’s all about nuclear. The dispute is simply explained. On May 15th, Friends of the Earth released its ‘...
Energy
27. 04. 2015
My good friend Walt Patterson has just written (and self-published) a new book. I really enjoyed it – and happily endorsed it: “This is a wonderful, provocative and enlightening book. After more than 50 years working in the ‘energy economy’, Walt...
Energy
14. 04. 2015
Sorry if it’s beginning to look as if I’m engaged in something of a vendetta against Mr Ben van Beurden, the Chief Executive of Shell. But for all sorts of reasons he seems to have placed himself at the epicentre of the debate about what some have called ‘the...
Energy