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Wednesday 23 October 2013

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For something different and for the first time I have a guest blog on onlyelevenpercent.  An earlier post of mine talked briefly about the problems facing traditional energy suppliers and we have recently seen news of RWE adopting a radical change in strategy.  This excellent piece by Gerard Reid of Alexa Capital goes into detail…

Thursday 16 May 2013

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This is the text of the speech I made at the International Energy Research Centre’s 2013 Conference in an enjoyable debate over whether we should commit public and private resources to energy supply or energy efficiency. Needless to say I argued in favour of energy efficiency.   Good afternoon everybody. I am here to make…

Tuesday 12 March 2013

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We are at the beginning of not one but two revolutions, an energy revolution and a finance revolution.   The global financial crisis exposed the stupidity, greed and complete lack of ethics in large parts of the financial system. Lots of people made an awful lot of money without doing anything useful. Banks built dubious…

Monday 11 March 2013

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The term ESCo, or Energy Service Company is widely used to describe companies that develop energy efficiency projects in clients facilities and then either invest themselves, less and less common by the way as balance sheets are constrained, or bring a third party source of finance to fund the projects. In a classic Energy Performance…

Friday 8 March 2013

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In February 2002 the then US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfield made a very famous speech in which he said: ‘There are known knowns; there are things we know we know.  We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there some things we do not know.  But there are also…

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