The Future Lies not in our Stars, but in our Sun (part 2)

I can’t help but think of the World Future Energy Summit as a great big oily bubble: despite the fact that the work of companies of every conceivable variety is on display in the…


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The Future Lies not in our Stars, but in our Sun (part 3)

It’s precisely this combination of factors that has made my involvement in the amazing Zayed Future Energy Prize (as a member of its Selection Committee from its inception) so…


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The Future Lies not in our Stars, but in our Sun (part 1)

For me, the annual World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is the best possible place for trying to get my head around the global energy sector. And a strange and surprising place…


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UK Government Off to Flying Start in Post-Paris Era!

You’ve got to hand it to this lot: when it comes to brazen, carbon-intensive balls, they’ve got ‘em! First out of the blocks was the heavily-whipped decision in Parliament on…


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The Hinkley Horror Story: Don’t Mention the Waste!

I haven’t been able to bring myself to write anything about Hinkley Point since the UK Government gave the go-ahead on 15th September. I suppose I’ve lived for so long with the…


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Hinkley Point, Greg Clark and the Fate of the Nation

On Friday last week, within a few hours of Greg Clark (Secretary of State at the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) announcing that the UK Government…


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M&S Energy Society

Still dark days, as the accursed consequences of the Brexit debate continue to unfold. SO HERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHEER YOURSELF UP! This opportunity comes courtesy of my…


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One Young World: Confronting Today’s Energy Dilemmas

Just back from a visit to the slightly scary cities of the American south-west – Phoenix and Tucson. Having just read an extraordinarily powerful novel called ‘The Water Knife’ by…


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The Least Surprising Announcement of 2016: Hinkley Point Decision Delayed – AGAIN!

What a gloriously ramshackle company EdF is! No company does anti-climax as well as EdF does – time after time! Last week, we heard French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, all…


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Hinkley Point: The Insanity That Just Keeps On Giving

I feel duty bound to keep loyal readers of the blog completely up to date with the slowly unfolding Hinkley Point meltdown – spasm by agonising spasm. Three important updates: 1.…


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