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Anders Lorenzen

Environmentalist, political activist, writer and blogger

Climate and energy writer and blogger. Founder of A greener life, a greener world, and Lorenzen Strategic Communications. Dane in London, pro-EU, and citizen of the world.

Sadiq Khan, Don't Forget About London's Growing Sustainability Issues

Tomorrow (Thursday) Londoners will go to the polls and elect the UK's capital next mayor. And earlier this week I wrote about an encouraging new report, by the think tank Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR). The report outlined how London could establish itself as a global green city.
04/05/2016 09:28 BST

The Paris Agreement: Let's Get to Work

During the years I have been following the climate debate since the failed Copenhagen COP15 talks in 2009, I have never been more optimistic than I am today, the week after all the 195 UN countries finally came together to secure a global deal on climate change.
21/12/2015 12:49 GMT

The Biggest Climate Movement the World Has Ever Seen Is Underway in America

The strength of the US climate movement is its diversity and it's more than just a group of left wing protesters, it's represented in many demographics, and all walks of life and it is precisely those ingredients that makes a movement grow and makes it matter. The good news is that it shows no signs of slowing down - quite the opposite in fact.
08/10/2014 14:20 BST

An Independent Scotland Would Be a Setback for Tackling Climate Change

Scotland has been cited as the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy, to harvest that potential to the full, Scotland will need to remain a part of the United Kingdom. Furthermore whether independent or not, the Scottish economy must transition itself further away from fossil fuels rather than developing closer bonds with a dirty energy system. I urge the Scots to vote no to Independence on Thursday.
17/09/2014 11:14 BST

A Year On: Reflections on 12 Months of Grieving for My Father

It's hard to imagine that a year has passed since my father passed away to cancer. It still feels like yesterday. I can still hear his voice and I can feel his warmth. But the reality is that it is now a whole full year since that fateful day.
28/08/2014 12:24 BST

EU Is Our Single Most Important Tool to Tackle Climate Change

When the EU election results were coming in on Sunday evening, one thing was very clear early on; extreme right wing parties gained huge ground across the union and in France, Denmark and the UK anti EU parties won the election outright.
28/05/2014 16:19 BST

The Time Is Now to Move Away From Russian Gas

When countries set out their cases for energy independence, the main reason is generally cited as the need to ease reliance on oil and gas from unfriendly places. President Barack Obama's 'All of the Above' energy strategy for example, a plan that has seen this US administration extract more fossil fuels than any other, is very much predicated on the need to lessen oil imports from Iran and Saudi Arabia.
17/03/2014 10:51 GMT

Continuing the Good Fight for Dad

At 34 years of age, I'm the eldest of the four kids he left behind and should feel privileged that I had him for the longest of all of us. But two weeks after his death and a week after his funeral, I am struggling to feel positive about anything at all.
12/09/2013 17:08 BST

Staring at the Tipping Point

In my mind there can no longer be any doubt that we're experiencing a climate emergency of the highest order, and our government's focus should based on these latest findings and make this climate emergency their number one concern.
18/09/2012 11:41 BST

Will Beijing 2008 Still be the Greenest Games Ever?

When London won the Olympic bid, it was claimed that these would be the 'greenest Olympics ever'. While there have been some important green strides, some of which undoubtedly can be used to inform future major sporting events, it's been disappointing that so many of the initial green pledges have since been dropped.
31/07/2012 13:07 BST

Why Ken is the Only Real Solution for London

As we in London go to the polls on 3 May, we have to decide on the best option for London for the next 4 years. It's a difficult choice and you have to decide what you think is the priority for London.
01/05/2012 16:43 BST

Should We Have a Feed in Tariff System for Water Use?

The truth is, the droughts have been building up over the last two winters as the UK has experienced significantly lower rainfall than normal, combined with a rising population, and rising demand for food, all of which increases the stress on our water system. The drought might even extend to the north and west as it strengthens its grip on Britain.
12/04/2012 10:25 BST