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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BNEF: In Energy and Transportation, Stick it to the Orthodoxy!

September 27, 2017

Those of you who attended this month’s Bloomberg New Energy Finance EMEA Summit in London will have witnessed “Breaking Clean”, the last of my State of the Industry keynotes.

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Linkedin: How UK Conservatives can win by leading the shift to clean energy and transportation

August 23, 2017

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 […]

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

May 24, 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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Prospect: ‘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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Medium: 2017 – It’s a new year and time to face reality

January 1, 2017

A very creative piece of writing from the Clean Energy Guru himself – but which way will you read it? Just make sure you read it to the end!

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BNEF: 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.

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The Guardian: 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.

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Financial Times: 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.

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