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The Battle Between Oil and Electricity

Intelligence Squared | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Can we take the boundary between these two energy carriers for granted? Although the division appears clear and logical at the moment, history shows that nothing can be taken for granted. When oil was first produced, it was not to fuel the internal combustion engine.

Let's Stop Squabbling and Get Behind the Energy Bill

James M. Smith | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Politics
James M. Smith

Electricity technologies and electricity markets are enormously complex. Yet these technologies and markets must change significantly and quickly, becoming even more complex in the process.

Why Saving the Planet Could Save the Economy

Tony Juniper | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Juniper

Yesterday's GDP figures reveal that we're back in recession. It's clear that urgent action is required to prevent our economy from slipping back even further - but this news comes on the back of a lack of leadership by the government on one of the few sectors of our economy that is actually expanding.

Petrol Panic Grips London Ahead of Summer Games

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK
Daniel J. Graeber

The British climate change secretary struck an upbeat tone in March on his country's track record in the campaign against climate change. The Department of Energy and Climate Change reported that CO2 emissions were down almost 10% in 2011 compared with the previous year.

Solar Power in the Desert: Harnessing the African Sun Can Solve the World's Energy Problem

Intelligence Squared | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

The way many people think about the future of our civilisation reminds me of the joke in which somebody jumps from a skyscraper and, while passing the 10th floor, concludes that "up to now everything has gone fine...".