Article list for the ‘Comment’ Category

What is clean energy? The great debate

Come and join the debate! All profits go to Client Earth
WHEN: MONDAY 20TH MARCH 7:30 PM
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23 February 2017: the patriotic case for climate action

My report on an impressive energy and climate speech from Lib Dem leader Tim Farron which I attended yesterday

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The case for a Clean Energy Alliance

The low-carbon energy sectors – efficiency, most renewables, CCS and nuclear – should work together more strategically

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18 January 2017: Why the Swansea tidal lagoon should be supported

Last week the former energy minister Charles Hendry published his review on tidal lagoons (https://hendryreview.wordpress.com/) I am a consultant to Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP), so not disinterested. But I think that anyone reading the report will recognise it as an extensive, evidence-based and therefore serious review. Hendry was in my view a good energy minister […]

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10 January 2017: My evidence to IPPR’s Northern Energy Task Force

I am submitting evidence as an individual. I have worked on energy issues since 1989, for think tanks (including IPPR), NGOs, government/opposition and energy companies. I am now freelance: 2 days a week I am director of the Alvin Weinberg Foundation (www.the-weinberg-foundation.org), a think tank working on advanced nuclear energy; 1 day a week I […]

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24 October 2016: my recent work on shale gas

Last week the Sun published an article by me on shale gas https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1997618/as-a-lifelong-green-im-convinced-frackings-the-only-solution-to-energy-problems/. The journalist I worked with on the text was excellent, and I had full editorial control. In the article I say that shale gas is part of the answer. The headline writer then wrote that I think it is “the only solution”. I don’t. […]

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Bioenergy: Panacea or Pandora’s box?

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The case for bioenergy – can it be a part of a sustainable energy future?

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My response to government decision to approve Hinkley Point C nuclear power station

The EPR is not the most promising reactor design – very complex and so very expensive. But now that the Government has decided to go with the EDF proposal, I hope Hinkley Point C is built as quickly as possible, without major problems and without going significantly over budget. And Greg Clark can now turn […]

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1 September 2016: report on an anti-fracking meeting in Lancashire.

On Tuesday evening I went to an anti-fracking meeting in Preston, Lancashire. I support fracking, but I also support evidence-based campaigning (seehttp://climateanswers.info/2015/09/25-september-2015-we-need-evidence-based-campaigning/) and try to listen to different sides of the argument. And views in different parts of the country are often very different, so I need to get out of London to hear them. […]

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Being pro-nuclear does not undermine climate and energy goals

Our response to Sussex Uni. Being pro-nuclear does not effect decarbonisation and renewables. It doesn’t matter to the climate how we decarbonise, it just matters that we do.

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