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I have just discovered the remarkable nuclear archive site LAKA, a treasure trove of historic and current material about nuclear issues. To my delight Dirk Bannink and his team at LAKA have prepared a PDF of the Dutch edition of my book Nuclear Power, which I can now offer here - Kernenergie. Hartelijk dank Dirk!

On 15 November I spoke at a Chatham House briefing on ¨The Geopolitics of Renewable Energy¨. You can listen to the entire briefing here.

Since 2013 I´ve been chair of the Seoul International Energy Advisory Council, appointed by Mayor Park Won-Soon to assist the Seoul Municipal Government with their visionary project entitled One Less Nuclear Power Plant. The initial objective of the project was to reduce the ´import' of fuel and electricity into Seoul by the equivalent of a 1GW nuclear plant. It hit its target six months ahead of time. It is now in phase two, which has just published a book-length commentary called Reframing Urban Energy Policy: Challenges and Opportunities in the City Seoul, a goldmine of practical policies and measures. I wrote the preface to the book, which I called ¨Urban Challenge, Urban Opportunity¨.

On 29 June 2017 at the Energy Risk conference in London I gave the closing keynote address, entitled ¨Playing With Fire: Will Your Business Model Go Up In Flames?¨ .

The June 2017 issue of Modern Power Systems includes my article asking ¨Are you ready for the microgrid revolution?¨.

My latest book, Electricity Vs Fire: The Fight For Our Future, is now free to download here as an ebook or a PDF. The paperback is also available from Amazon, just £5.00 in the UK or $7.50 in the US, plus shipping. If you enjoy Electricity Vs Fire do please spread the word about it, perhaps review it on Amazon or indeed elsewhere, 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.




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