Monday, May 15, 2006

Wise words

I wrote to Walt Patterson to notify him of the New Statesman supplement on UK energy and climate policy, and to express my gratitude for his inspirational thinking (which I came to quite late - in 1997/98 when writing about Transforming Electricity for the Financial Times).

He likes the supplement and refers to Climate means energy means infrastructure, which is absolutely worth reading (and which, rather predictably, was spiked by The Guardian).

In recent months Walt says he's found himself continually reciting, in speeches and writing, a sort of syllogism:
Climate is an energy issue.

Energy is an infrastructure issue (not a commodity issue).

Therefore climate is an infrastructure issue.

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