Jeremy Rifkin / The Guardian Sustainable Business / November 2011 Rifkin argues we are on the cusp of a third industrial revolution where citizens will produce and share their own energy using new communication technologies via what he calls the “energy internet”. He says in […]
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Dieter Helm / Policy Network Observatory / October 2012 Dieter Helm (Professor of Energy Policy, University of Oxford) warns we are headed for a world where carbon emissions reach 500 parts-per-million (ppm) and we fail to tackle climate change. He proposes a rapid take up […]
Alan Riley / Op-Ed for the New York Times / August 2012 In this Op-Ed Alan Riley (Professor of Energy Law, City University London) argues unconventional Shale Gas – extracted through a process known as fracking – could be the answer for the rapid reduction […]
World Energy Outlook 2012 / International Energy Agency / November 2012 In this annual report the International Energy Agency says fossil fuels are still the main source of energy with subsidies increasing to US$523 billion (mainly in the Middle East and North Africa). The report […]
The Oakland Institute / December 2011 This briefing argues “private investors and corporations are increasingly in control of land and resources that could feed a continent plagued by hunger”. Investments are focusing on returns to be made from increasing demand for agrofuels and carbon trading. […]
Global population The size of it – How the world’s population has changed (The Economist) click here Mapping initiatives Green economy policies, practices and initiatives (United Nations) click here The Global Transition to a new economy: Mapping a green and […]