Walt Patterson On Energy

Recent work



My work in recent years has centred on my long-running project for Chatham House and the Sussex Energy Group, that I call 'Managing Energy: Rethinking The Fundamentals'. You can find the latest distillation of this thinking in my book Electricity Vs Fire: The Fight For Our Future, available as a free download here. If you prefer, you can still order the paperback of Electricity Vs Fire, just £5.00 from Amazon UK or $7.50 from Amazon US, plus shipping, and similar prices from Amazon worldwide. 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.

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. 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?¨.



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