The clean energy transition is unstoppable, so why fight it?

April 20, 2014 at 8:52 am
Contributed by: Chris

For SmartPlanet this week, I reviewed a few (of many) echoes to my recent piece on the energy transition tipping point, and explained why I have decided to emphasize the progress renewable energy and efficiency are making, rather than the risks of peak oil and economic collapse.

Read it here: The clean energy transition is unstoppable, so why fight it?

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Place in the sun

April 20, 2014 at 8:00 am
Contributed by: Chris

I wrote a short piece for Petroleum Economist about why the next growth region for solar power may be the Middle East. Most of it is behind a paywall, but if you’re a subscriber you can read it here: Place in the sun

My review of Russell Gold’s “The Boom” for Nature

April 12, 2014 at 3:46 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I wrote a review of Russell Gold’s new book on fracking, The Boom, for the scientific journal Nature. It’s behind a paywall, but if you’re a subscriber, you can find it here: Energy: The new oil era

The Boom is a very thorough and interesting read, and I liked it a lot more than I expected to! Highly recommended.

5 finance models bringing clean power to the people

April 12, 2014 at 3:41 pm
Contributed by: Chris

I have a short new article at GreenBiz.com on several financial innovations that are opening up new sources of capital for renewable energy and energy transition.

Read it here: 5 finance models bringing clean power to the people

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New podcast appearances

April 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm
Contributed by: Chris

If you’d rather listen to my thoughts than read them, I have made three recent guest appearances on some podcasts.

– On the Extraenvironmentalist podcast with Seth and Justin: Episode 76 (I last appeared on the Extraenvironmentalist podcast in August 2012.)
Update June 2, 2014: Thanks to Scott Bohachyk, an amazingly dedicated Extraenvironmentalist listener who transcribed my whole segment, you can read it as well:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

– On the KunstlerCast podcast with James Howard Kunstler: Episode 251

– On the Wall St. for Main St. podcast

As always, you can find all my media appearances on my media page.

 


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