Q: How do you feel about the developments at the One Planet Summit in Paris? Was it enough?
It wasn’t enough to hit the ultimate Paris Agreement targets, but enough to keep those targets in play. I very much enjoyed the flurry of financial-sector announcements at the summit. If the energy incumbency and its increasingly risk-burdened investors couldn’t see the writing on the wall after all those then they are in very big trouble.
My top moment was when the World Bank President announced an end to upstream oil and gas investment from 2019, the assembled dignitaries clapped loudly and protractedly, and many of them actually cheered.
I wished every oil company board could have seen that. It was a crystal-clear death knell for their current business models, and indeed for their corporations, if they don’t embrace systemic U-turns rather fast.
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BBC TV News's popular Click
programme summarises the state of play in solar, and how step-changes in cell efficiency could be "icing on the cake", as I put it.
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.
Listen to the interview
BBC Today interview
, on Shell's retreat from the Arctic and its implications.
Interview on ABC Radio National Science Show
with the legendary Robyn Williams. Solar, shale, kitchen sink.
Interview with Inside Climate News
: "Q&A with Jeremy Leggett about his new book chronicling the 'Carbon War:' 'It feels like a civil war...minus the bullets'."
First in-depth radio interview on The Winning of the Carbon War, on Radio Ecoshock
. Covers road to Paris, reasons for cautious optimism, Solarcentury and SolarAid in holistic context as microcosm direct actions in the market.
Clean energy entrepreneur and activist Jeremy Leggett has said
“out of date thinking” is behind a push to make clean energy competitive with fossil fuels within 10 years that was launched today by prominent UK academics.
On progress towards deep emissions reductions with six months to go before the Paris Climate Summit, and the shale / fracking debate. Listen here
, 5 minutes in.