New writing…My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – looks at the prospects for the hydrogen economy, particularly in the world of transport. Hydrogen-fuelled planes, trains and… bikes, as well as headline-grabbing cars, have all been in the news recently, but does that mean the technology is finally mainstreaming? What about heating buildings and homes? Is the time now right for the most abundant element on the planet to help hasten our exit from fossil fuels? Please click the link to read the post in full and learn more about ‘Hydrogen: A rising balloon, or bursting bubble?‘
New writing… My latest piece for The Hub – the award-winning content platform curated by Mitsubishi Electric – tackles the burning issue of fuel poverty. As the nights start drawing in and many of us decide it is time to fire up the central heating once more, the prospect facing one in nine households is altogether bleaker. The dreaded ‘heat or eat’ dilemma is going to be back on the table for a depressingly large number of UK citizens again this winter, as energy prices continue to rise further and faster than domestic budgets can stretch. In a different way, the challenge of affordability is also arguably moving up the energy agenda for companies. So, as the economic picture darkens and the temperature drops, I ask: ‘Are businesses facing fuel poverty, too?’
New writing…Pleased to say I have had another article published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special Raconteur report on Responsible Business.
Restorative is radical. To do more good, rather than just less harm, sounds simple enough, but it is actually revolutionary for responsible business. For a start, you need to love carbon. From a perspective of the grand energy transition, carbon is obviously in play, commercially speaking. When it comes to the language of financial instruments and commodities, there is already a market for carbon, which can be counted, priced, traded and offset. Reimagining carbon as an asset, though, means considering it afresh in all its forms, from efficiency savings to ecological sequestration. My piece explores the benefits of restorative approaches to business and obstacles to delivering on those aspirations: from the principles of Net Positive, to the challenges of supply-chain engagement; and from carpet, to construction: