Up on the Roof: Birds, Bees & Biosolar

New writing My latest piece for Eniday looks at the urban resilience opportunity to be found over our heads. Where clean meets green, it is as much about plant power as power plants and offers real-estate owners and property developers, architects and engineers, planners and ecologists the promise of smart-city biodiversity for the 21st-century. To learn more, read the full story of unrealised potential that is ‘Up on the Roof: Birds, Bees & Biosolar’.

Rising Tide of Floating Renewables

New writing… My latest piece for JLL Real Views is now live, looking at an emerging investment trend in clean power: floating renewables. Whether it is a wind farm off the coast of Scotland, or a solar plant on a former coalmine in China, these recent record-breaking energy schemes are helping developers realise new opportunities, either by accessing deeper waters offshore, or freeing-up valuable land onshore, or both. For a fuller exploration of drivers and benefits, follow the link to read the story in detail: ‘The Rising Tide of Floating Renewables’.

India’s Solar Revolution

New writing My latest piece for Eniday is now live, looking at the reasons why solar is hot in India right now and exploring some of the more unusual areas and applications of innovation – from trains and farms, to juicy fruit. With this fast-growth country already having reaffirmed its Paris commitments, the World Economic Forum has confidently been reporting that India might be set for a solar boom and recent events certainly seem to support that view. Follow the link for a fuller examination of the issues, drivers and trends that currently lie behind ‘India’s Solar Revolution’.

Are Tech Giants Going Green?


New writing My recent piece for Eniday is now live, looking at the trend amongst tech companies for investment in clean and green energy. Of course, it is partly about energy saving and security in their data centres, but there is more it than that. Their willingness, even eagerness, to broadcast their achievements in renewable energy is tantamount to advocacy and tells its own story. Typically, these are companies and brands staffed by and selling to Millennials who ‘want purpose over paychecks’. As such, they are now home to the clean power generation. Follow the link for a fuller answer to the question: ‘Are tech giants going green?’

Post-Paris and after Brexit: ‘Future of Energy’ in The Times

New writing… Pleased to say I have had another couple of pieces published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special Raconteur report on the Future of Energy.

The Overview article which opens the report looks at how energy is not only being stripped of carbon emissions post-Paris, but it is also being disrupted by digitisation:

‘Power play is an energy shake-up’.

My second piece on Page 4 reviews how progress on renewable energy has suffered setbacks in the UK, but opportunities ranging from the continent of Africa to the coffee shops of London show green alternatives to coal, oil and gas still offer long-term promise:

‘Fears for UK green targets after Brexit’.

The full 16-page Future of Energy report is available to view/download here.

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