All articles by Chris Lo

  1. Power plays: the role of energy in modern geopolitics

    The 21st Century has brought with it a massive surge in globalisation, and the power sector has been as affected…
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    26 Apr
  2. The road to 100GW: lighting up India with solar power

    When it comes to solar power, India is swinging for the fences. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s energy agenda has set…
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    3 Apr
  3. Where do utilities stand in the brave new energy world?

    For electrical utilities across the industrialised world, change is coming. As data-driven technologies continue to mature and enter the market,…
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    28 Feb
  4. Smart cities: building a solar-powered smart district in Denver

    On the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, not far from Denver International Airport, a grand experiment is underway. Panasonic, the consumer…
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    12 Feb
  5. Smart cities: redefining urban energy

    Today, more than ever, it’s cities that are deciding the future. Over half of the world’s population currently resides in…
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    8 Feb
  6. Financing the global energy transition: what’s the cost?

    With the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change now in…
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    5 Dec
  7. Blockchain: a natural partner for 21st century power grids

    ‘Evolution’ might not be a strong enough word to cover the changes that have been taking place in the global…
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    20 Nov
  8. How much of the US is following Trump out of the Paris Accord?

    “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Donald Trump said during his June announcement that…
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    15 Nov
  9. Birchwood Power Facility: GE’s coal efficiency showcase

    While it’s clear that coal’s twilight era as an energy source has arrived, its pre-retirement period may well be longer…
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    13 Nov
  10. With America’s ‘clean coal’ flagship dead, is the concept still credible?

    As gloomy portents go, they don’t come much gloomier for ‘clean coal’ than recent developments at the Kemper County energy…
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    8 Nov