Walt Patterson On Energy


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My friends at the Science Museum have at last finished cataloguing the 602 books in the Patterson Nuclear Collection that I donated to the Museum two decades ago. I think it may be a unique resource for anyone interested in the history of nuclear energy, military and civil. The Collection is now online and searchable here.

The Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House has published my paper entitled 'What Electric Business?'. It follows on from my previous papers on . 'Redefining Electric Resources', 'The Electric Power Struggle' and 'Non-tradeable resources and the global electricity transition', the latter on the Chatham House website resourcetrade.earth. All four publications are what I call working papers, in preparation for what I hope will be my next book. Its provisional title is Living Cool: Taking The Heat Out Of What We Do. You can see a preview of the new book here.

My most recent 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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