White Paper: Six Design Principles for the Power Markets of the Future

June 15, 2017

The world is entering an era of “base-cost renewables”, when the cheapest source of incremental power generation in most countries will be ultra-cheap renewables. Does that doesn’t mean policy-makers can step away and the unfettered free market will deliver the rest of the clean energy transition? Unfortunately not!

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

May 18, 2017

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…

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2017: It’s a new year and time to face reality

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 […]

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BNEF VIP Comment: A Year of hectic change & off-target predictions

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

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Trump’s influence on the future of clean energy is less clear than you think

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

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Green industrial strategy is not about subsidies

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 […]

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London in 2050: An Environment Fit for Londoners

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 […]

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Why Pearlshare?

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?

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On Energy, Europe and Brexit

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.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals – Let’s Not Sleepwalk to Disaster

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.

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