“Energy bosses don’t like the idea that renewable energy delivers power to the people – both literally and metaphorically”. In this Guardian blog I profess that “two foreign-owned energy giants, E.ON and EDF, have recently told the government it must essentially choose between new nuclear and major renewables developments.” (more…)
From the log: TOP TEN most recent signposts to the coming energy crisis
New prediction that Russian production cannot keep up with demand.
2 Jan 2013
Bundeswehr on peak oil: “Psychological barriers cause indisputable facts to be blanked out.”
23 Nov 2012
Saudi Arabia risks becoming oil importer within 20 years: Citi.
4 Sep 2012
“Peak cheap oil is an incontrovertible fact”: Telegraph.
26 Aug 2012
“Mobilizing society in the face of peak oil: a call to French Presidential candidates”.
29 Mar 2012
“Soaring oil prices will dwarf the Greek drama”.
25 Feb 2012
“Running dry”: Economist. “Oil production fails to keep up with demand.”
9 Jun 2011
“DECC accepts warning of rising peak oil risks”: Business Green.
9 Jun 2011
Head of Saudi Electricity Company says Saudi oil may run out in 2030 on current trends.
7 Jun 2011
IEA: governments should have recognised oil depletion problem ten years ago.
28 Apr 2011
- New prediction that Russian production cannot keep up with demand.
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The UK Times reports: “With temperatures across much of France surging above 30C this week, EDF’s reactors are generating the lowest level of electricity in six years, forcing the state-owned utility to turn to Britain for additional capacity.” (more…)
The judge did not allow the protestors, who shovelled coal off a train onto the tracks, to justify their actions on grounds of imminent threat from global warming. Convicted for obstruction, they will be sentenced to community service, not jail.
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Solar = random desecration of the countryside: comedian.
22 May 2013
Guardian: “The comedian Griff Rhys Jones has accused the government of “random desecration” of the countryside and despoiling “pristine landscapes” through its subsidies to wind turbines and solar power.”
Oxford alumni condemn choice of Shell to fund earth sciences lab.
8 May 2013
Guardian: “Jeremy Leggett among 100 signatories to letter opposing oil firm’s likely influence over university’s climate change studies.”
“Call a truce in the no-winners solar war.”
7 May 2013
Jeremy Leggett in the FT: Europe is on the brink of a trade war with China in one of the fastest-growing global industries. America and China are already engaged in battle. The job-rich and emissions-low solar photovoltaics industry is heading for severe impairment, at best.”
The vital role of foundations in the retreat from fossil fuels.
1 May 2013
Alliance magazine: “On 18 April Carbon Tracker, a UK-based foundation-led initiative, released its second report, Unburnable Carbon: Avoiding wasted capital and stranded assets. We need a managed, rapid and complete retreat from the use of fossil fuels if disastrous global warming is to be avoided, Jeremy Leggett, chair of Carbon… Read-more
Two minutes that I hope might begin turning the climate tide.
20 Apr 2013
JL open e-mail: “I am living in hope that if this 2 minute animation of the latest CarbonTracker findings holds huge potential in the climate debate. Its not just the way that it portrays the findings of our latest Carbon Tracker report, launched at a packed event last Thursday in… Read-more
“How your pension is being used in a $6 trillion gamble.”
19 Apr 2013
Bill McKibben and Jeremy Leggett in the Guardian: “Suppose you weren’t worried that we humans are destroying our water supply and eroding our ability to feed ourselves by burning coal and gas and oil and hence changing climate. Suppose you thought that was all liberal hooey. What might worry you about fossil… Read-more
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