Walt Patterson On Energy


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My current project for Chatham House and the Sussex Energy Group, is 'Managing Energy: Rethinking The Fundamentals'. After a series of Working Papers challenging the conventional view of energy in society, and proposing a more promising vision, the project is evolving into a book which I am now writing, entitled Beyond The Fire Age: What We Do, How We Do It, How We Can Do Better. A working paper entitled 'Beyond The Fire Age', published in November 2013, offers a preview. In February 2014 I gave a seminar on it at University College London, which you can see here.

The latest inexplicable resurgence of enthusiasm for fast breeder reactors prompted me to dust off a report I wrote in 1984, entitled 'Super-Phenix: Ashes To Ashes?'.

With the invaluable help of Josep 'Pep' Puig of the Grup de Cientifics i Tècnics per un Futur No Nuclear in Barcelona, we are now able to offer Spanish readers a download of the first edition of my book Nuclear Power in Spanish.

My most recent book, Keeping The Lights On: Towards Sustainable Electricity, is also available in paperback.

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