Prospect: The electric vehicle revolution

September 1, 2016

Written by Michael Liebreich & Angus McCrone, all parts of the economy will be affected by this technology.

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CityAM: The case for Hinkley Point C has collapsed: It’s time to scrap it

July 28, 2016

Assuming its unions have not succeeded in stopping it, the board of EDF is today expected to wave through a decision on Hinkley C, the first new nuclear power station in the UK for 20 years and, at £18bn, the world’s most expensive power station.

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Gulf News: The UAE shows it’s serious about sustainability

January 19, 2016

Country is committed to playing a leadership role in the Mena region and the world.

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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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Bright Blue: 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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LondonLovesBusiness: Dear Cameron, here are 7 energy & environment challenges you must address

May 19, 2015

From floods to fracking…

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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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BNEF: The shift to ‘base-cost’ renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

January 27, 2015

When Christopher Columbus and the other great explorers undertook their epic voyages of discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries, they navigated a world of extraordinary risks….

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Clean energy needs less regulation not more

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.

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Towards a workable post-Kyoto international framework for emissions reduction

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.

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