Is anybody listening?
If the International Energy Agency calls for subsidies for fossil fuel to be diverted to renewable energy, you would think the energy industry and Governments would take notice. When the World Economic Forum says more investment is needed in clean energy, they should be heard. When President Obama and his Energy Secretary talk about tipping points and bottom line benefits in “coming clean”, someone must take note. Climate scientist Michael Marr has dire predictions for the planet and lessons to be learnt, even from the fall of the Roman empire! There’s a greening going on in Singapore for data centres and investment in wind energy research by the Spanish. Not a lot came out of the Bangkok UN Conference but let’s see it as progress of sorts. There’s a clean-up going on in the Himalayas, Governments are being watched by the Carbon War Room, Mini gets to finish its electric trial and GE says a lot of gas is going to waste. In the last issue we confused more than one reader with our Earth Hours and our Earth Days…Earth Day this year is 22 April. Lucky last word: a new science for communicating science. Clarify and demystify! – Ken Hickson