Category Archives: Transport

Audio: Designing a Resilient Transport System

In 2009, I made a series of podcasts for We Are Futureproof, a campaign group I helped create to explore the future of sustainable transport systems. In this podcast I interviewed Patrick Andrews from Riversimple all about resilience and how … Continue reading

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Newsnight Interviews Elon Musk

“Life has to be about more than just solving problems”. – Elon Musk, Newsnight 2013 I so LOVE Elon Musk. He so matter of factly states what the future will look like.  While we’d most likely listen to anyone else … Continue reading

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Less Bad is not the same as Good – the Sustainable Cars of the Future

“The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation” – Albert Einstein Green – The New Religion There’s no escaping the continuing environmental and consumer messages about reducing energy … Continue reading

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Are Industry Roadmaps Stifling Innovation?

Climate Change refocuses everything. The trajectory that we were all on has suddenly been interrupted with a new emerging awareness that how we have been living and what we have been making as a human species has been and is … Continue reading

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Are Lithium batteries an environmental problem for EVs?

My colleague Sian from We Are Futureproof and I have been sticking our necks out and supporting electric vehicle technology. However, that’s not a position readily shared by many environmental groups or even the Green political party. Several NGO’s are … Continue reading

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Riversimple launches the car company of the future

 Not only have they launched a prototype of their new urban hydrogen fuel call car, but Riversimple have essentially redefined how car companies of the future will operate. I love Riversimple. I’ve been following them since last year when they … Continue reading

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New Towns where Cars aren’t Needed

It’s hard for me to remember being in a town where cars where not the dominant form of transport. Maybe university towns come the closest, where most everyone rode an old bike to classes and cars were more on the … Continue reading

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Why We Should support Electric Cars

The UK budget is coming around again next week, and as a preview the government announced plans this week to subsidise motorists up to £5000 to encourage them to buy electric or plug-in hybrid cars. We support the move as … Continue reading

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