Hydrogen funding/hot rocks/extreme E & focus on regenerative agriculture

21st February 2020

The week where two of the world’s richest men throw their pocket money at their favourite causes. Not sure either has completely thought through the ramifications. Although the announcement by Jeff Bezos to give $10bn to fighting climate change is welcome, as Politico says (HERE) is he part of the solution or part of the … Read More

off-grid solar / cheapest EV / forest monitoring / tundra & focus on the polluters

24th January 2020

Emissions trading “compliance markets” create a market based solution to drive reductions in CO2 and other nasty gasses. Ursula von der Leyen is quite right to require all polluting countries to adopt schemes. The evidence from all the markets so for operative is that if properly set up they do encourage polluters to drive emissions … Read More

Concentrating solar / Zipcar / Compressed air / Fuel cells

21st February 2019

This week I focus on those august documents that are Energy Outlook reports. Two of the best known are the IEA report and the BP report. Most leading environmental experts find it hard to control their exasperation at way that these so consistently underestimate the impact of renewables. It is hard to ignore the suspicion … Read More