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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 now evolving into a book
entitled The Trouble With Fire: What We Do, How We Do It, How We Can Do Better.
Notes recently found in my files, for a lecture I gave at Cambridge Energy Summer School in 1979, entitled
'Energy and Purpose', show just how far back go the roots
of my current research and writing.
On 11 May 2012, at the Royal Institute of British Architects, I spoke on
Smart Energy. On 21 November, at the Quality Urban Energy Systems for Tomorrow (QUEST) conference
in Winnipeg, Canada - my home town - I gave a
keynote at the gala dinner entitled 'QUEST For Better'. On 30 November, at Chatham House,
I introduced a seminar on the
Global Energy Assessment.
Power Systems published my columns entitled
'Smart grid? We can do better' in February 2012, and
'We can have a secure energy future – but do we want it?' in October 2012.
The journal Geopolitics of Energy, April 2012,
from the Canadian Energy Research Institute,
published my paper on 'Fueling Geopolitics'.
In October I visited northwestern Denmark to see 'A Fossil-Free Future? The Danes Just Do It'
(European Energy Review,
12 November 2012).
The latest inexplicable resurgence of enthusiasm for fast breeder reactors has prompted me to dust off a report I wrote in 1984, entitled
'Super-Phenix: Ashes To Ashes?'. A number of articles from my printed archive proved impossible to scan.
But my assistant Karen Lawther has retyped them from the faded newsprint, to make them
available now - see here. More will follow.
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 latest book, Keeping The Lights On: Towards Sustainable Electricity, is now available in paperback.