Wednesday, 24 July 2013

An interactive graphic showing why we don't need fossil fuels

OK everyone, this is it! I've been working on this for a long time with the UK Tar Sands Network, and now it's finally here...

Don't let anyone tell you we need fossil fuels to power the world. We don't.

Today we are launching a brand new website that shows another energy future is possible: . Please take some time to explore this infographic, based on the latest research, which demonstrates we don't need to stay on the path to climate disaster. We can power the world's growing population and give everyone a good quality of life, all with renewables.

I've written a blog that explains a bit more about the website and the research behind it, which you can find at the Greenpeace Energy Desk (as well as a few other places).

A cleaner fairer future is possible - let's make it happen!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Exciting new thing coming soon

I've just been going through the numbers from the brand new shiny Zero Carbon Britain report from the Centre for Alternative Technology. I'm using it (along with various other bits of research) to work out whether it's possible to give everyone on the planet enough energy for a good quality of life without fossil fuels, nuclear power, large-scale agrofuels, destructive mega-dams or scary geoengineering. Guess what? It's totally possible, if we use energy more sensibly and share it more fairly.

This is all part of a project I'm working on with the UK Tar Sands Network that will be launching later this week, it's going to be exciting, watch this space...!