The (Un)Just Transition

The (Un)Just Transition

Beware of nice people bearing gifts. Actually, beware nice people. One of the great things about being in political opposition is you can say almost anything, given that you don’t have to actually do anything. Your main problem is if/when you get into a position of...
The Social Cost of No-Carbon

The Social Cost of No-Carbon

How Energy Politics is Global I was once admonished for being “too political” in my musings about energy – which was a useful reminder that energy is political. There is also an adage that “All Politics Is Local” – on this, however,...
Is Paris Burning?

Is Paris Burning?

Les promesses n’engagent que ceux qui y croient The pictures coming out of Paris are not pretty, rubbish piling high, protests blocking roads and rail, and historic buildings on fire. All this because President Macron has tried to raise the “earliest” retirement...
The Bat of a Dragon’s Eye

The Bat of a Dragon’s Eye

Of Dinosaurs, Volcanos and Cities There is something special, almost magical about the light in New Zealand; an effect amplified when you are immersed in building a huge sand-castle and you glance up at the view.  I was with a friend and her kids on the wide sands...