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Articles by Jeremy Leggett

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Carbon war can be won, but it's a race against time

Carbon war can be won, but it’s a race against time

Both the clean energy revolution and global warming are capable of accelerating. This is essentially the tale of a race against time.

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Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

Paris deal, rapid transition means deepening doldrums for energy incumbents

The great global race against time has very much begun now. The US and China ratify Paris deal, capital flow shift, China cancels nuclear plant and even conservative press hails transition to sun, wind and water within a generation.

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Just add another few billion pounds: UK's nuclear energy fiasco

Just add another few billion pounds: UK’s nuclear energy fiasco

Imagine being responsible for the balance sheet of the company driving the nuclear fiasco slowing deployment of green energy in the UK..

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"State of transition" Oil oversupply, shale bankruptcies, gas leaks, and a whiff of securities fraud

“State of transition” Oil oversupply, shale bankruptcies, gas leaks, and a whiff of securities fraud

The great global energy transition will play out in countless small dramas. But reminders of the over-arching global narrative, that we are in a race against time, are remorseless.

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Fracking’s mythology is single biggest threat to solar revolution

Fracking’s mythology is single biggest threat to solar revolution

The vehemence of the incumbency’s rearguard action is so daunting that one wonders if Big Energy can delay the solar revolution for years, or even derail it.

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The economic case against fossil fuel

The economic case against fossil fuel

Social entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett questions the wisdom of continuing to invest in oil and gas, and makes the economic argument for switching to solar energy.

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Why governments are blind to fossil fuel energy risk

Why governments are blind to fossil fuel energy risk

Humans are capable of mass collective blindness to risk. Having courted economic Armageddon in the financial sector, might we repeat the trick in energy?

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50 Months: The climate clock is ticking. Normal isn’t working

50 Months: The climate clock is ticking. Normal isn’t working

Investors continue to pile into carbon fuels because we allow companies to account coal, oil and gas as assets at zero risk of impairment.