The shift to clean energy has become unstoppable and that it will be the dominant force shaping financial markets and geopolitics in the 21st century. He argues that we are on the front end of a massive, precipitous wave of change to rival the Industrial Revolution — one that will unfold even if policy support is weak and erratic, purely on the strengths of economics and innovation. There are no fundamental limits to the spread of zero-carbon energy. There’s more than enough renewable energy, accessible with today’s technology, to supply the world’s energy needs. Not only do we know how to get there, it is where we are headed, based on current market and technology trends. The key to succeeding on climate change is simply accelerating what is already underway, pushing a rolling boulder a little faster.
Canary Media 13th Oct 2021 read more »
Dozens of ‘net zero’ projects that will unlock thousands of jobs have benefited from support from the Department for International Trade, according to figures released today. The UK government has helped facilitate £2.6bn of inward investment towards domestic net zero projects over the last 10 months, according to the latest data from the Department for International Trade (DIT). Figures published yesterday by the Department claim 46 green projects geared at helping the UK reach its climate goals received inward investment between November 2020 and September 2021, with these projects together expected to support 2,296 jobs over the next three years. The data counts all foreign direct investment projects (FDIs) and non-foreign direct investment projects that received support from the DIT or one of its partners over the 10-month period. The government said all 46 projects support priorities set out in the government’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the sweeping package of transport, energy, and industrial decarbonisation pledges announced by the Prime Minister last autumn. The update’s headline investment figure covers spending on the acquisition and upgrading of physical assets, such as buildings or industrial equipment.
Business Green 15th Oct 2021 read more »