BNEF: Two Business Cycles to Prepare for A Low-Carbon World

December 7, 2018

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.

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IFT: The Secret of Eternal Growth

October 29, 2018

The physics behind pro-growth environmentalism…

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BNEF: Planes, Trains and Automobiles – the Electric Remake

September 13, 2018

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.

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

June 22, 2018

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.

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BNEF: Vicar of Bray or Sunset Ride – Oil & Gas Faces a Decision

May 29, 2018

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.

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Medium: The five jobs of the scaleup CEO

April 5, 2018

There are five jobs on which the scaleup CEO really needs to focus, and only five. All the rest is noise. Here I explain why, based on my experience building New Energy Finance.

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BNEF: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization

March 13, 2018

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. Where renewable energy used to be dismissed as “alternative”, I talked about the “new orthodoxy” of what I called the Three-Third World: by 2040 one third of global electricity will […]

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BNEF: Beyond Three Thirds, The Road to Deep Decarbonization

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….

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Prospect: Will we miss the Department for Energy and Climate Change?

November 15, 2017

Not if low-carbon transformation is at the heart of the government’s industrial strategy.

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UnHerd: $10 a barrel for oil? The age of the electric car is closer than you think

November 14, 2017

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.”

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