Dear Channel 4 News I have enjoyed Channel 4 News over the years, but was so shocked at the poor quality of your item on climate change and renewables earlier this week I decided to offer some feedback. Your weather balloon stunt was mildly entertaining and showed pretty pictures of clouds, but what was the point exactly? Cathy Newman began her interview by claiming: ‘The extreme rise in tem... »
Hello all The OECD’s report on the global environment to 2050 (available to buy or read online free at http://www.oecd.org/document/11/0,3746,en_2649_37465_49036555_1_1_1_37465,00.html) includes a summary of where we are at with emissions trajectories at the moment. On the current path, 85% of energy will be provided by fossil fuels in 2050, with an estimated atmospheric CO2 concentration ... »
Papers in Energy Policy from Mark Delucchi and Mark Jacobson, Stanford / California University USA – 100% renewable energy at reasonable prices and timescales
Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi recently published two papers in Energy Policy expanding upon our article on 100% wind, water, and solar power for the world, published in Scientific American in November 2009. I am attaching corrected in-press proofs of the articles. Mark and I continue to work on various aspects of this, so we welcome comments on these papers. (Please do not distribute them system... »
Decarbonising europe – European Climate found general consensus on one way forward for low carbon, affordable energy?
Dear all, I would like to introduce you to the analysis Dave mentions below and point everyone to the material at www.roadmap2050.eu . Just today more of the underlying material has been added to the site for download. The analysis examined plausible 80%-by-2050 decarbonisation pathways for Europe and then conducted a deep dive into electricity. This involved modeling the entire European ele... »
Renew – leading newsletter on Renewable Energy – concessionary terms for Claverton Energy Group Members
CEG Concessionary offer- Renew Claverton Energy Group members a can subscribe to the UK’s leading renewable energy policy journal Renew at the reduced price of £14 p.a. (instead of £20 p.a.). To subscribe go to www.natta-renew.org and sign up via Pay Pall at the £14 concessionary level, or contact Tam_Dougan@natta-renew.org mentioning that you are a CEG member. Now in its 30th yea... »
The Conference on Independent Power Generation will be held at the NEC Birmingham, 8th – 10th June 2010. IP&EE – Independent Power & Energy Europe – is the essential biannual event for the Independent European Energy Sector. The Show provides an ideal platform for players in the energy industry to showcase the latest cutting-edge technology and for those professionals to ... »
A Short Poem on Climate Change in the run up to Christmas, 2009 I fly abroad – the speed of sound; That’s the way to cover ground Why holiday here when you can go Around the world, for sun and snow I must have two mobile phones I’ve two ears, to hear their tones; The latest gadgets so amuse me Energy to make them ? – don’t confuse me ! I gave the future not a glance, And ras... »
(From Richard Scrase <riscrase the at symbol yahoo.co.uk>, media advisor to Claverton Group) Dear all, I’m about to embark on a short trip from Japan to Copenhagen by train reporting for UIC. You might like to follow me online. Hope to upload images, video etc. For the media folk amongst you – the material is for re-use. And you can ask for ‘live’ interviews –... »
"Where do Energy Ministers get their advice from?" or "Why Energy MPs show the system is rotten" – Rober Lee – Evening Standard.
Dear Claverton, There was a very interesting article in today's Evening Standard by Robert Lea on how useless is the Select Committee on Energy. I sent him the e-mail below. However I have attached a word copy of the article, which is headed "WHY ENERGY MPs SHOW THE SYSTEM IS ROTTEN" Can you put this on the website please!!!!!! Best regards Fred »
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