Bread and Circuses

Bread and Circuses

Misdirection: to distract from reality and create illusions. Misinformation is all the rage, but misdirection is a real danger. Last week social media was in a frenzy about Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh’s reveal that the US had...
This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours

The importance of being a manic street preacher. I haven’t written much recently – partly due to doing some actual work, but also because the conversation on energy security and affordability has become so noisy its hard to know where to start. So I’ll start...
Sinners And Losers

Sinners And Losers

Economic turmoil, Balkanization of energy supplies and the hard choices that expensive energy impose. This is the third part of an unintentional trilogy of posts. This will probably follow a good tradition of not being limited to three parts. Part 1: Notes on a Death...
Brexit, Pursued By A Bear

Brexit, Pursued By A Bear

The Balkanization of Global Energy Recently seen on social media… “Why should Sweden continue to supply cheap electricity to Germany if Germany choses (in the face of all logic) to shut its three remaining nuclear power plants?”  Why indeed? We are now sadly familiar...
Notes On A Death Spiral

Notes On A Death Spiral

The UK is a world leader in failing energy policy. Look on… ye Mighty, and despair! In the cult anime Death Note the Shinigami (Gods of Death) play with human lives.  A human who possesses the Shinigami’s notebook has ultimate power of death over anyone by...