My readers will pardon that it has taken me a full week to respond fully to David Roberts’ post in Vox, “The Awful Truth in Climate Change”. I’ve been busy as usual with other matters this last week, and frankly it took me a little while to fully articulate what I have to say here. […]

This morning I was shocked to read a report by the UK’s Renewable Energy Association which finds that the UK met 19.2% of its electricity demand with renewable energy in 2014. This is the result of a 20% increase in renewable energy output over the previous year, and evidence that the UK is joining the […]

IEEE Spectrum has published John Bernhardt’s and my article on the Energy Transition in Denmark, Spain and Portugal, the nations I consider to be leaders for the transition to renewables in the electricity sector. This article was inspired by conversations around my critique of Vaclav Smil’s book “Energy Transitions”. One of my critiques of Smil […]

Rarely have I seen so much uncritical gushing from both Climate Change activists and the American Left as on the release of Naomi Klein’s latest work, This Changes Everything, which aims at the relationship between our economic system (Neoliberal or “free-market” Capitalism) and Climate Change. This lauding of praise to me is puzzling, although I understand […]

I recently found myself a Twitter debate about transportation and greenhouse gas emissions, which started from the question of whether or not solar could replace oil. This is really a question about transportation, which I don’t normally write about, as the focus of my work in the Energy Transition has been the electricity and heating […]

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18 The spectacle of 300,000-400,000 people marching in the streets of New York City on the issue of the threat we face from our changing climate was an wonderful thing, and a frankly overdue level of attention for this, the greatest challenge to our civilization. And […]

I was greatly disappointed today to see Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s study, Two degrees of separation: ambition and reality: low-carbon-economy-index-2014, reprinted in an unquestioned form in multiple publications including Vox and Grist. I have a lot of respect for PWC’s work and have covered their reports in the past. This one is highly flawed, and there are a number […]

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