Author Archives: Lord Howell

House of Lords Debate on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Lord David Howell, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Crystol Energy, participated in the debate on reducing greenhouse gas emissions […] Read More

The year in energy – moving backward

The energy scene is usually regarded as too complicated for everyday discussion — best left to technicians, scientists, government officials […] Read More

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