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How the automobile industry put themselves in a precarious competitive situation
The electrification and digitalization of the automobile presents significant challenges to manufacturers be they BMW, Toyota, Ford, VW or Mercedes. One of the biggest impacts will be on the profitabi
Have we reached an inflexion point for solar investors?
Unbelievable is a word that one should rarely use, but it is the best adjective to describe developments over the last years in the solar sector. For instance, in 2007 a 220watt 60 cell solar module,
Who will be the winners in the Digital Energy Revolution?
There are five key technologies, the 5 S's of semiconductors, sensors and software, as well as solar and storage, which are poised to revolutionise our energy world in the coming years. Fossil fuels
2017 will prove to be a record year for global solar installations
At the start of every year I estimate what the global installations of solar will be. And every year I get it wrong and I continually underestimate the size of the market. You would think I should lea
The Carbon-Capture Dream Is Dying
The collapse of a Dutch “clean coal” power project has ended near-term prospects for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in European power generation. That leaves proponents of the technology having
Why we need to ban diesel cars
I recently took part in a podium discussion organised by the European Commission on how to push innovation in energy. All of the podium panellists were asked; if Europe could do one thing, what would