The future will be different – The Gas to Power Forum

REMARKS BY TOM BURKE CBE AT THE GAS TO POWER FORUM, CANARY WHARF, LONDON, APRIL 30TH 2019. The future will be different. We live in an age of disruptions. Not all of them welcome. The disruption accompanying climate change is the most unwelcome of all. This was made very clear […]

Financing Decarbonisation of the Global Energy System

Energy and Systemic Risk There will soon be eight billion of us sharing this planet. All of us looking to live prosperous and secure lives in which to enjoy the extraordinary benefits that knowledge and technology are already making possible and could do so even more in the future. We […]

IEA projection of oil consumption peak goes against what many in the industry believe – Share Radio

                Share Radio:  Let’s take a look at oil, because oil consumption is tipped to peak no sooner than 2040, even if the Paris climate agreement is implemented, that is according to the outlook of the International Energy Agency, the IEA. This projection […]

OF OIL AND STONES

  This blog first appeared in Business Green                                 Sheikh Yamani, a former Saudi oil minister, is famous for having pointed out that the stone age did not end because we ran out of stones. […]

Historic climate agreement reached at COP21 – BBC News – 12 Dec 15

        BBC: The final draft agreement for climate change has been presented to delegates at UN Summit in Paris. It proposes a legally binding agreement to limit global warming to no more than two degrees Celsius. With me now is Tom Burke who is chairman of the […]

Should we be cynical about COP21? – Reuters TV – 30 Nov 15

            Reuters: Tom Burke is from the think tank E3G, and he’s also a former UK government advisor on climate change. It’s good to have you with us in the studio Tom. Forgive our cynicism in all this but it’s often a popular perception out there […]

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

  This essay argues that the oil industry will lose the battle for the future. The growth it expects will not occur. The key issue is whether the world makes an orderly or disorderly transition to a carbon neutral energy system. An orderly transition preserves both the economy and the […]

Solar is set to transform the global energy market – Podcast – Today Program BBC Radio 07/04/2015

                We have had a very inconsistent approach to renewables and deploying renewables in Britain. We are really starting to miss out and get left behind because of that inconsistency by government. It’s completely incoherent to complain about subsidies as the government did […]

If there is the will, there is a way – Sky News – 02 November 14

        Here is an interview I did for Sky News discussing the draft IPCC ‘synthesis’ report, why this report is different, and what difference it could make.   “I think there are two things that are different about this report, first of all this report is not just […]

THE FOSSIL FUEL PARADOX

  This blog  was first published by BusinessGreen                   A debate over the real value of investment in fossil fuels has raged all summer. September’s climate summit in New York brought it into sharp focus. There, Anthony Hobley of the Carbon Tracker Initiative […]