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The latest editorial pieces from Michael Liebreich.
January 1, 2017
The world will never shift to a clean energy future. We need to stop listening to so-called experts who say. We can avoid catastrophic climate change by eliminating the use of fossil fuels. A very creative piece of writing from the Clean Energy Guru himself – but which way will you read it? Just make […]
December 12, 2016
Every January, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Chief Editor Angus McCrone and Michael Liebreich don their Nostradamus hats and try to predict what the coming year will bring. This is a review of their 2016 predictions. Click here to read the article
November 12, 2016
The president-elect is a political novice whose energy plan doesn’t account for the economic reality of coal and renewable energy. Click here to read the full article
November 1, 2016
A letter written by Michael Liebreich to the FT in response to an article published by Jonathan Ford “How subsidy culture keeps Britain’s green industry in the black”, Inside Business, October 31st. Sir, Jonathan Ford (“How subsidy culture keeps Britain’s green industry in the black”, Inside Business, October 31) is tilting at windmills in more […]
September 20, 2016
The success of London in 2050 will be measured by its environment. By this I don’t mean just the quality of its air, or whether it has retained its biodiversity, important though those are: I mean the overall quality of life for Londoners. Will they experience the city as spacious, efficient, healthy, and resilient? Or […]
August 4, 2015
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?
July 17, 2015
In the energy sphere, the UK should be looking for three things as part of the renegotiation of its relationship with Europe: for the EU to complete the single market; for the EU to stop meddling in decisions better taken at UK level; and for root-and-branch reform of the EU-ETS carbon trading scheme.
February 1, 2015
In September 2015 the UN is due to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to replace the successful Millennium Development Goals and govern its development work over the next 15 years.
July 3, 2014
For too long the left has been allowed to claim ownership of the environment. The right has implicitly accepted that protecting the environment is in opposition to a prosperous and free society. Now, as clean energy becomes competitive with fossil fuels, a new battlefield opens up. The solutions offered by the left are stifling competition and slowing down the uptake of clean energy. Only by releasing a maelstrom of entrepreneurial and competitive activity will the world be able to build a high-performing clean energy system without driving costs to unacceptable levels. And only by leading the process will the right find its natural voice on energy and the environment.
October 24, 2012
This is a white paper I published in December 2005 – seven years ago – in which I branded the Kyoto Protocol a failure and described an alternative approach for bringing countries into an accession-based system for emission controls, similar to the largeyly successful Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Under “Accession to GDP Less X%”, all countries would have the same goal: emissions to undershoot GDP growth by the same percentage. With the UNFCCC having essentially run into the sand, we need to look again at new approaches.