Blogs about The Winning of The Carbon WarGuardian, 16 Mar 2015 Why I pledged to give my degree back if Oxford voted against fossil fuel divestment "What I remember most about the image from my graduation ceremony was the pride shining from my mother’s face as she stood beside me. She and my dad had sacrificed a lot for this day to happen. Now her beloved son had a doctorate of philosophy from Oxford University. My research had been conducted in the Department of Earth Sciences, an elite training house for the extractive industries... Read more PVTech, 10 Mar 2015 Open letter to solar industry leaders "The world is in the early stages of an economic transition that will amount to total system change in energy in the years ahead. An emerging retreat from fossil fuels seems set to become a rout, because of three emerging megatrends. Simply stated, the energy incumbency’s costs are generally rising, often soaring. The insurgency’s costs – that’s us and our siblings across the clean energy spectrum – are generally falling, sometimes plunging. And meanwhile, environmental action is gathering pace almost everywhere, among national governments, city governments, regulators, investors, corporations and communities alike.... Read more Recharge, 3 Mar 2015 The triple whammy giving oil executives sleepless nights "Picture yourself as a Big Energy chief executive, surveying three megatrends. The first is your soaring cost base and the growing dissatisfaction of your investors about it. The second is the plunging cost base of your clean-energy competition and the increasing bullishness of analysts about that. The third is the worrying direction of climate policymaking. Any one would be bad enough. But all three at once?... Read more Virgin Unite, 2 Mar 2015 The winning of the carbon war "Writer, campaigner and social entrepreneur, Dr Jeremy Leggett is the founding director of Solarcentury - the UK's largest independent solar electric company. Ahead of the Paris Climate Summit in December, Jeremy is releasing a free-download, live series around the winning of the carbon war, with the vital final scene played out on the last night of the summit. Today we share part one... Read more
InterviewsBBC World Service, 4 March 2015 Business Daily On the inevitability of the energy transition and implications for the oil industry. Listen
VideosLSE lecture, 2 Mar 2015 The winning of the Carbon War The talk at the book launch. View
PresentationsLSE lecture, 2 Mar 2015 The winning of the Carbon War The presentation that accompanies the video shot at the book launch. View
BP chief economist says “oil supply will never peak”.
This he says as he launches BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy. As I describe in this Guardian article, when asked how safe he feels in presenting his shareholders with such a risk assessment, he replies “very safe.” We’ll see.
The Winning of The Carbon WarHumanity is in a race, a kind of civil war. Believers in a safe future fuelled by endless sunlight and related forms of clean energy combat defenders of finite carbon fuels careless of the impact they have on the world by clinging to coal, oil, and gas. Jeremy Leggett fought for the light side for a quarter of a century as it lost battle after battle to the dark side. Then, in 2013, the tide began to turn. By 2015, it was clear the light side could win the war. Leggett’s diary from the front lines tells one person’s story of those turnaround years, and what they can mean for the world.
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On doing without fossil fuels
Introducing The Energy Of NationsDownload chapter one, read the reviews and find out how to order here.