The post-Paris scene, part 3: Renewables industry: in festive mood

As you can imagine, there was still quite a lot of post-Paris pixie-dust being sprinkled around in Abu Dhabi. At the first World Future Energy Summit, nine years ago, conventional…


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The post-Paris scene, part 4: Oil and gas: still hanging in

So where does all that upbeat, excitable buzz around renewables leave the oil and gas companies? Well, they’re still hanging in there, with exhibition stands as bullish and brazen…


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The post-Paris scene, part 5: Same old dreams, same old lies

So much for the fossil fuel lobbies. What of our dearly beloved friends in the nuclear industry? The industry has had a constant presence at the World Future Energy Summit since…


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The post-Paris scene, part 1: the Zayed Future Energy Prize

Back in Abu Dhabi for the ninth World Future Energy Summit, and the eighth Award Ceremony for the Zayed Future Energy Prize, which I’ve been involved in from the start as a member…


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#KeepItClean !

Check out the new #KeepItClean campaign from Salt Magazine: http://www.wearesalt.org/vivienne-westwood-and-salt-launch-keepitclean-campaign-2/ -  a series of open letters and…


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Meltdown for Pro-Nuclear Environmentalists

I wonder what our pro-nuclear greenies will be thinking this week as they listen to President Xi Jinping and George Osborne bombastically declaring ‘a new nuclear dawn for the…


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Hinkley C: ‘The Most Expensive White Elephant in British History’

The latest instalment in George Osborne’s personally-authored potboiler, the Hinkley Point F***** (think ‘Fiasco’!) will be published sometime around October 20th to mark the…


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Is the Nuclear Industry the Least Innovative Industry in the World?

Today sees the publication of the annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report. As a long-term and very engaged participant in the nuclear debate, I’ve absorbed each WNISR with…


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The Slow but Assured Death of UK Renewables

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…


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The Power of Sustainable Energy For All

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.…


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