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Pathways to the Post-Carbon Economy

In June 2017, Nafeez Ahmed published an article 3 ways Clean Energy will make Big Oil extinct in 12 to 32 Years — without subsidies  which illicited debate in the sustainability community. In response, Nafeez suggested a symposium titled Pathways to the Post-Carbon...

The NRDC baseload twitter storm

The release of a Brattle report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) resulted in a Twitter storm and much commentary over the meaning of ‘baseload’. Mark Diesendorf had pushed back against the term more than 10 years ago. But some anti-coal proponents...

The rigour of the Jacobson et al. RE plan

UPDATE: 26 August 2017 – A response to Jacobson et al.’s response has been published with further detail here. Completely decarbonising energy systems is a difficult and complex problem. Wind and solar have the benefit of modularity, falling costs, and...