I like to join the dots… working on deals, advising on policy – but mostly just learning and learning. When it comes to Energy, Economics and Society I hope I have had some original thoughts, but mostly it is using OPW* as building blocks. Squinting at the world,...
Fame, social status, fortune – and consequences for the rest of us. Eight years ago, someone quite influential postulated that the world would be running 100% on solar energy “by 2030”. I didn’t believe it then, and I’m not holding my breath now with eight...
So from hard-core economics to… mainstream fiction. Not my cup-of-tea at all, but was recommended as the final section describes a dystopian future (2043). Pleasingly, this isn’t just sea-level rise and AGW , but a quite realistic vision of a world post the...
James K Galbraith is an established academic, and is also the son of John Kenneth Galbraith This is a bit of a slog – it is very academic. Thesis is that post-war to 2008 GFC was one system, and that since then neither austerity or stimulus has been unable to prevent...
A product of the “Peak Oil” era, but still applies in a world post Peak Cheap-Oil. The description of a world in which we travel less, have less imported goods etc is linked to the reason for having Cider With Rosie in this list (above).
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