Empires in Collision
The Green versus Black Struggle for our Energy Future
By David Howell
Published 8th March 2016
The energy world is divided between the fossil fuel producers and the environmentalists. It’s becoming a head-on fight between the world of still plentiful oil, gas and coal we currently live in and the low-carbon future for which more and more governments and peoples are aiming. It is a contest that affects everything – world poverty, the rise and fall of governments, Middle East stability, environmental catastrophe, the largest businesses in the world – and your ability to work, to get the children to school and to heat your home.
Neither side can win outright. The answer is co-operation, not conflict. In Empires in Collision, David Howell – Lord Howell of Guildford – outlines how we got to the unsettled present and the challenges, both global and local, that lie immediately ahead.