Monthly Archives: March 2015

Needed: a whole new approach to energy

Furious debates about whether to sell electricity assets and what should be the level of the RET highlight the need for an integrated national energy strategy. [31 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] As we know, money makes the world go … Continue reading

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The danse macabre of politics, business and carbon dioxide

Business’s bottom line is now the favoured target of activists seeking to have an impact on our relentlessly-rising CO2 levels [24 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] By the end of next year, for the first time in human history, the … Continue reading

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Vehicles of hope: solar flight and African windpower

We should never give up our struggle for clean energy; that’s the lesson from opposite ends of the technology spectrum. [17 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] Life’s full of surprises. Just when it seems there’s no hope for humanity’s tangled … Continue reading

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