My latest for Recharge
It is rare for a report to hold the potential to change the world, but one study published last month may do just that. The Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
(TCFD — a group of experts assembled by the G20’s Financial
My interview on BBC World Service Newshour: the heroism of the adventurer pilots, Bertrand Picard and Andre Borschberg, and the feeling on the ground of what their beautiful story means – at least for many in the clean energy industries.
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On Saturday December 12th, 2015, I witnessed something that nothing else in human history comes close to, in terms of scale and stakes. Every independent nation on Earth, 195 of them, adopted the world’s first universal agreement to fight an existential threat to civilisation and indeed life, as we know… Read-more
This is the penultimate entry in my Chronology of the Carbon War. The last one will be made after the summit ends, with its outcome hopefully clear. The drama that will no doubt unfold in the next two weeks I will describe in the last few chapters of The Winning… Read-more
Unilever sets 2030 ‘carbon positive’ goal in shift to 100% renewables. They will generate
more than they need for global operations and export to the grid.
Prince Charles plan to expose climate polluters in Commonwealth to big-money legal action. This if they fail to accurately disclose
their impact on climate… Read-more
Alberta announces ground breaking climate agreement. Including
a coal phase out by 2030, a renewable portfolio standard of 30%, a cap on emissions from tar sands, and a carbon tax
Fuel pumps to get cigarette packet-style climate change warnings in North Vancouver. The first city in the world… Read-more
DECC, a small Whitehall department, loses 1 in 8 jobs. Amber Rudd links action to subsidies, saying
“subsidy should be temporary, not part of a permanent business model.”
Terrorists assault Paris in multiple gun and bomb attacks. Speculation soon quoshed that the tragedy means deferral of the climate… Read-more
NY Attorney General forces Peabody Energy to disclose more on climate risk. Two year investigation
finds that Peabody has not been forthright with investors.
“Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline and hails US as leader on climate change.” Obama says
: “Frankly, approving that project would have undercut that global… Read-more
Dear website visitors
I am in the Bay Area talking to clean-energy companies, investors, regulators, foundations and NGOs. While I have been out here, the pace of the unfolding climate-and-energy drama has been at its fastest yet:
* “Fossil fuel companies risk plague of ‘asbestos’ lawsuits as tide turns on… Read-more
UK spends £2.2bn supporting coal in developing countries, and £1 bn on clear energy. So says
a report by ODI and CAFOD.
Paris climate summit: “The world is ready for change.” So says
Christiana Figueres. “We should remember that international negotiations don’t cause change, they mark it.”
Profits dive… Read-more