Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Why haven't we turned our backs on hydrocarbons yet? Interview with Pro-Ved (a Russian economic news web site), 19 December 2017. In English here, and Russian original here.
Here's a video of a talk I gave, on 23 November, about "the social history of the Russian revolution, a century on", in the Social Histories 1917 series at Birkbeck University London.
Here's a video of a talk I gave on 3 November, on "Workers and the Soviet state: lessons from the 1920s", at the international conference on "1917-2017: hopes, utopias and legacies of the Russian revolution" at the Institut Marcel Liebman in Brussels.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
On 19 September I presented at the LSE Grantham Centre on "how global fossil fuel use became unsustainable, 1950-2017". The slides and notes from my presentation are here. And my guest post for the LSE Grantham Centre is here. "The shocking thing about the rate of fossil fuel consumption since 1991 – by which time the scientific evidence for climate change was clear – is how inexorably it has risen."
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
The Carbon Majors Report 2017, published last month, showed that 71% of all greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced back to just 100 fossil fuel producing companies. It’s a useful way of looking at the production half of the fossil fuels picture – and needs putting together with the other half: the companies that consume the fuels. More here (on the London Green Left blog).
Saturday, 24 June 2017
The chorus disapproving Trump's damaging gesture - withdrawing from the Paris agreement - "should not obscure the fact that the international climate negotiations process [...] has been a monumental failure". See article published in Labour Briefing here.
Monday, 13 March 2017
This Oxford Energy Insight looks at the rapid changes in the Ukrainian gas market over the last three years, and how it is likely to develop from here.