October 2015 - a new Comment in Nature about how to redesign
the climate negotiations, using the science of cooperation
Nature Vol 526 Page 315-316
November 2014 -
I'm interested in thinking about how global
could be successfully negotiated at
COP21 climate conference, Paris 2015
- June 2014 -
2014 Longitude prize:
my blog posts on
Mon 9/9/13 - 'MacKay-Stone study', Potential greenhouse gas emissions associated with shale gas production and use published by DECC.
June 2013 -
I've updated my
"Map of the World"
which shows, country by country, how human power-consumption per unit area
compares with the power-production per unit area of renewables.
May 2013 - Researchers who would like to work with me on whole-system energy modelling
are encouraged to look at the
jobs being advertised by Julian Allwood;
I will be collaborating closely with Julian's group in CUED, so these jobs offer a guaranteed route
to interaction with me.
29th March 2013 - I've been appointed
Regius Professor of Engineering, and will
be moving from the Cavendish Laboratory, where I've worked since January 1992,
to the Engineering Department (CUED).
I will continue to work 4 days per week as Chief Scientific Advisor
Department of Energy and Climate Change.
28th January 2013 - a review article in the proceedings of Julian Allwood's Royal Society meeting
on Material Efficiency:
Could energy-intensive industries be powered by carbon-free electricity?
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 2013 371 20110560; doi:10.1098/rsta.2011.0560 Abstract
November 2012 -
16 Lectures on Information Theory, Pattern Recognition, and Neural Networks
are now available at videolectures.net
July 2012 -
DECC's 2050 Calculator is now 50 times faster!
July 2012 -
Sustainable Energy - without the hot air is now available in French translation
[buy from amazon.co.uk], as well as Japanese, German, Hungarian, Slovak, and Polish.
9 Jan 2010 - apologies, there is a problem with
my book's website
go to this withouthotair alternative
Dasher is now available for the
From October 1st 2009 I will be working 4 days per week as Chief Scientific Advisor
Department of Energy and Climate Change
I wrote an article for New York Times / International Herald Tribune
- August 28, 2009 -
Illuminating the Future of Energy, accompanied by
a diagram, Making room for renewables.
- My local copy of this article is
accompanied by several alternative
versions of the graphic.
On July 2nd 2009 I gave a talk for CityForum
describing a possible road-map for UK energy to 2050.
There is a paper ("Plan C", pdf)
and a small set of slides (html)
For an overview of recent research activity in the research
group, see our new videos page.
How does work work? [html slides]
(talk for Theoretical Chemistry group, Cambridge)