This week, as delegates from nearly 200 nations congregate in Katowice for COP24, the 24th annual UNFCCC conference on climate change, ‘tis the season to take stock of the state of climate politics around the world. Spoiler alert, it’s not a particularly jolly read.
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.
Oil and gas companies are not the only ones facing a crucial decision between Vicar of Bray and Sunset Ride in the face of the transitions to clean energy and transport.
In my BNEF Summit keynote in London last September, I talked about how far clean energy and transport had come over the last fifteen years….
Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Yamani famously predicted that “the Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out of oil.”
In 1911 Winston Churchill, the new First Lord of the Admiralty began to switch the Navy’s most powerful battleships from coal to oil power. He did so in the face of withering scepticism from the naval establishment. Just a few years before, Lord Selborne, one of his predecessors, had thundered that “the substitution of oil […]
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 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.
Written by Michael Liebreich & Angus McCrone, all parts of the economy will be affected by this technology.
Over the past 18 months I have been working in near-stealth mode on a mobile app called Pearlshare. This week sees its friends and family launch for iPhone. What is Pearlshare, and why am I convinced the world needs it?