Sunday 24 September 2017

Why unsustainable fossil fuel use keeps growing

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

Tracking the corporate power in fossil fuel production and use

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 Paris climate agreement after Trump

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

Adversity and reform: Ukraine's gas market prospects

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.

Friday 20 January 2017

The long, troubled Russia-Ukraine gas marriage is over

"Whatever happens next, the long, troubled Russia-Ukraine gas marriage is over, and the lawyers are arguing about who gets what". See my article in the latest Oxford Energy forum here (scroll down to page 15).