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I'm delighted to announce that my new book, Electricity Vs Fire: The Fight For Our Future, is now published and available to order online. One reason I wanted to self-publish, apart from speed, was to set a cover price low enough that anyone interested could afford the book. The paperback is just £5.00 in the UK or $7.50 in the US, plus shipping; the ebook is just £3.00 in the UK or $4.40 in the US. For further details see here.

I'm now doing my best to promote the new book. On 14-15 May, at the International Energy Research Centre conference and workshop in Cork, Ireland, I spoke on themes from the book - 'Rethink Energy - Rethink Efficiency' and 'Better Activity Systems'. On 20 May I published an introduction to Electricity Vs Fire on the online news site European Energy Review, and on 26 May a note on China Dialogue. On 22 June I gave a seminar about Electricity Vs Fire at Chatham House. On 25 June, at the Energy Risk Summit conference in London, I gave the closing guest address entitled 'Fire Risk 2015'. On 6 July the Green Alliance published my blog post, calling it 'We Need To Save Ourselves From Fire'.

If you enjoy Electricity Vs Fire do please spread the word about it, perhaps review it on Amazon, and let your friends know about it - particularly friends who find 'energy' and 'climate' boring. ('Energy' appears only halfway through the book, briefly, 'climate' not at all.) Indeed I'd also be pleased to hear from you. This work is continuing, and I greatly appreciate your interest.

On 15 July I made an exception to my usual rule. At a London conference called 'Sowing The Whirlwind': Nuclear Politics and the Historical Record I gave a presentation asking Whose History?: The Nuclear Kaleidoscope.




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