Analysis and ideas on climate, energy and some less important things.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
How do you engage huge numbers of people in clean energy? How do you overcome the negative press that renewables are up against? And how do create an energy-based project that’s genuinely particpatory and has broader social benefits? Those are … Continue reading
My little book on community energy schemes is now freely available online and in printed form. “Community energy” is something of a buzzphrase at the moment, but if you want to set up a project yourself – whether it’s a street-scale … Continue reading
Originally published on The Guardian The Maldives on Thursday is to become the first country in the world to crowdsource its renewable energy strategy on the internet – a move designed as part of an ambitious plan to be the … Continue reading
Just saw this very interesting analysis from Cambridge Econometrics on UK’s emissions trajectory. Key points include: On existing policies, including those inherited, endorsed and shortly to be put into effect by the Coalition government, the UK is set to miss … Continue reading
The debate about the validity and effectiveness of carbon offsetting seems to be popping up a bit more of late – for example in Mark Lynas’s book, The God Species. As a result, I offered to publish on the Guardian … Continue reading
Originally published on guardian.co.uk. Parliamentary events are often dull affairs, but Thursday night’s launch of the Weinberg Foundation – a new pressure group advocating thorium nuclear energy – was quite the opposite. I can’t remember the last time I stood … Continue reading