Author Archives: Lord Howell

Oil and money – a combo that faces a cloudy future

The oil and gas industry remains one of the world’s biggest and most complex. Yet it is also now becoming […] Read More

Facing the new energy and climate realities

The new realities of energy and climate change must now be squarely faced. The two most salient of these are […] Read More

2017 – A year of Politics, Power, Paradox and Unintended Consequences

The year saw Donald Trump settling in at the White House, promising to withdraw America from foreign entanglements and ending […] Read More

Small Modular Reactors: The way forward

Lord David Howell, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Crystol Energy, comments on Hinckley Point C nuclear power project at the Windsor […] Read More

Revolutionary disruption coming to the energy sector

Disruption – driven by ever-newer technology – has become the keyword of the age. Disruption has already played havoc with […] Read More

Chinese Doubts on Hinkley Point C. Is Plan B Coming?

In a speech given on the electricity market, entitled ‘The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market‘, in the House […] Read More

Return of Cheap Energy?

The latest drop in the oil price is further evidence, if it was needed, that the world is awash with […] Read More

The Year of the Unexpected

2016 was the year of events people failed to foresee. The first was that, in the middle of the year, […] Read More

Brexit Meets the Mother of Parliaments

The High Court judgment in the UK requiring Parliament to give its formal approval before Article 50 of the Lisbon […] Read More

A bright future awaits Britain post-Brexit in the Commonwealth markets

In the swirl of post-Brexit debate the role of, and the implications for, the Commonwealth have been raised with increasing […] Read More