Tag Archives: Clean technology
The Energy Dream is not enough
I have watched a few videos recently where Bill Gates talks of a forthcoming revolution in energy technology. I don’t want to do him an injustice but he gives the impression that he thinks this energy revolution will “save the … Continue reading
Gold-plated gardening tools? How the energy revolution could affect the elite
The elite of a society likes to gather wealth and symbols of that wealth. In order to accrue significantly more wealth than other people and thereby join or stay in the elite, someone has to have some particular advantage and … Continue reading
Does the EUA price constitute a signal or not? Should it? Trevor Sikorsky of Barclays Capital argues in Barclays’ Quarterly Carbon Standard (26th March 2012) that: “It is expectations that drive such investment [in clean technology] … not current prices.” … Continue reading
Clash of the titans: Birol, Stern and Günther.
The front page of the Financial Times today says: “Soaring oil prices risk recession”. The chief economist of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, says that the high oil prices have the capacity to tip the global economy back into … Continue reading