BNEF: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – the Electric Remake

In my article this March entitled Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization, I referred to the vast opportunities that beckon in clean energy and transportation beyond the core markets of wind, solar, batteries and electric vehicles. Today I want to take a deep dive into commercial transportation, aviation, shipping and trains.

UnHerd: Why Mariana Mazzucato is wrong about the ‘entrepreneurial state’

The world is facing a number of very grave threats – climate change, air and ocean pollution, organised crime, cyber-threats, antibiotic resistance, pandemics, cancer, dementia, road deaths, persistent poverty and so on – all of which demand some form of intervention and leadership by the state. What is at issue is the way in which the state should intervene.

Prospect: ‘WannaCry’ the wake-up call we all needed – Time to get serious about cyber safety

The WannaCry ransomware attack, which hit the NHS hard and infected computers in over 150 countries, was a wake-up call. Our infrastructure is increasingly digital and connected—we need to get serious about protecting it…

The Telegraph: Londoners in 2050 won’t need cars. They’ll be living in an app-powered eco-capital

The success of London in 2050 will be measured by its environment. By this I don’t just mean the quality of its air, or whether it has retained its biodiversity, important though those are.

CityAM: The case for Hinkley Point C has collapsed: It’s time to scrap it

Assuming its unions have not succeeded in stopping it, the board of EDF is today expected to wave through a decision on Hinkley C, the first new nuclear power station in the UK for 20 years and, at £18bn, the world’s most expensive power station.