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Articles by Karel Beckman

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Bertrand Piccard will go around the world again – with 1,000 solutions

Bertrand Piccard will go around the world again – with 1,000 solutions

Bertrand Piccard wants to show governments 1,000 innovations that together will make it possible to reduce energy consumption and cut greenhouse gas emissions by half.

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Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

World Energy Council gives out clear message on move away from fossil fuels, but the fossil fuel industry wasn’t listening.

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Ukrainian energy crisis can be solved – with German-style Energiewende

Ukrainian energy crisis can be solved – with German-style Energiewende

EU and Germany should set up a “Marshall Plan” to bring about a Ukrainian energy transition, rather than trying to maintain Ukraine as a failed gas transit state.

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Former Shell CEO sees future away from fossil fuels. Eventually

Former Shell CEO sees future away from fossil fuels. Eventually

Ex-CEO of Shell, says the energy transition presents great opportunities for oil and gas companies to develop new forms of energy and move away from fossil fuels.

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Fossil fuel companies risk wasting up to $2.2 trillion in the next decade

Fossil fuel companies risk wasting up to $2.2 trillion in the next decade

According to CTI, over $2 trillion of new and existing investment is in danger of being wasted over the coming decade if governments and companies don’t take action to divert investments away from fossil fuels.

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Renewables: does the IEA continue to underestimate them?

Renewables: does the IEA continue to underestimate them?

In a new market report on renewable energy, the IEA notes that renewables will represent “the largest single source of electricity growth over the next 5 years.

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Exit ahead – Shell at the end of the oil superhighway

Exit ahead – Shell at the end of the oil superhighway

Shell’s departure from the Arctic is another sign that the End of the Oil Age is in sight.

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Head of UK's National Grid says "idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Head of UK’s National Grid says “idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, believes the idea of large coal-fired or nuclear power stations to be used for baseload power is “outdated”.

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European grid operators sees 80% renewables as energy revolution marches

European grid operators sees 80% renewables as energy revolution marches

One-third of electricity produced in Europe last year came from renewable energy. “There is a revolution taking place”, say transmission network operators.

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Going for gas: the risky strategy of world’s largest companies

Going for gas: the risky strategy of world’s largest companies

Major oil companies all avowed their belief that gas will be the world’s “fuel of choice”, but are they overstating the case for gas?

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Why Shell can't quit the Arctic

Why Shell can’t quit the Arctic

Shell justifies its controversial Arctic campaign by saying world needs oil and gas resources. But really, it’s Shell which needs the resources.