When approaching the electricity price analysis and projections there are several key factors to keep in mind. The main factors that influence the price of electricity to be considered are fuels, power plant costs, transmission, distribution system, weather conditions, and regulations. These are the main factors driving the electricity markets dominated by fossil fuels. But … Sigue leyendo It will get better!
If, as described by Kurt Vonnegut, the Second World War was “Western Civilization's second unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide," anthropogenic climate change would be the third one. On the other hand, it is a step up because what we are witnessing today is how Business as Usual is making this Western Civilization’s third attempt global. … Sigue leyendo Let’s stop the third attempt!
My life experiences led me to different professions. However, working as a fixer was probably the most intense one. It was an incredible source of learning and growth. During two years in Kosovo (1999-2001), I worked with many different war correspondents and media. Despite the danger and differences in our views, I was never left … Sigue leyendo Fixers, left behind
In his latest post ‘Who created the renewable-energy miracle?’, Paul Krugman writes that “there’s a really good case to be made that (US) government support for renewable energy created a cost miracle that might not have happened otherwise — and this cost miracle may be the key to saving us from utter climate catastrophe.” Although … Sigue leyendo Renewable energy is a value, not a cost miracle
“We are at risk of the curse of plenty, [the] curse of resources." The circumstances have played along whether this was Ashraf Ghani, the already ex-president of Afghanistan and a former World Bank economist, stating a self-fulfilling prophecy or presenting a rational socio-economic analysis. However, the ‘curse’ has not manifested itself in the form of … Sigue leyendo The Afghan ‘curse of plenty’, is global
“Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence," states Henry Kissinger in this interesting article. Inspired by the announcement of the computer program that would soon challenge international champions in the game Go, the former US secretary of state reflects on the challenges humanity faces amid the speed development of … Sigue leyendo Chance and change go hand in hand
One day before the US elections, Finland recorded the highest November temperature in history. At the same time, World Economic Forum alerts that 2020 is on course to be the warmest year on record. The time is running out. The colossal surprise from the 2016 US elections has proven the painful reality behind the statement, … Sigue leyendo The Planet can afford four more years, but humanity can’t
"Sustainability reporting must consist of statements about the extent to which corporations are reducing (or increasing) the options available to future generations" Prof. Rob Gray It is apparent that "businesses have a vital role to play in the sustainability transition" (European Commission, 2019, p.26). But an important part of the implementation of this transition relies … Sigue leyendo Triple Bottom Line
“Sustainability, to a certain extent, is to have ice in your stomach because you need to believe in the long-term effects of what you’re doing and not starting to doubt them too early." This was the answer that Anders Tegnell (a man who, from the anonymity of ‘a low-profile bureaucrat’, ascended to one of Sweden’s … Sigue leyendo Ice against smoke
The news came, followed by a crushing sound of my wife's world falling. Her brother was no longer in it. After five weeks on the ventilator, there was nothing more the doctors could humanly do to bring him back. Father. Son. Husband. Brother. Friend. Beautiful. One of the best people I've ever met was gone. … Sigue leyendo Keep your distance or stay home