The Future Grid: Global, Interconnected and Abundant
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The Future Grid: Global, Interconnected and Abundant

  • Nafeez M Ahmed
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Nafeez M Ahmed

I have to apologise for the radio silence over the last few weeks - and to thank you for your patience.

Things have not been quiet for no reason, however. I've been, well, swamped with all sorts of activity. I'm currently working on some major real-world projects to accelerate the energy transformation, both on a global scale, and in parts of the Global South. Which is why I've not had a chance to attend to all the stuff I want to share with you on this newsletter.

But I have been building up a range of different posts that will throw light on our current times from some new angles. I can't wait to share these with you as soon as get the change to hit finger to keyboard for slightly longer period of time!

In the meantime, I thought I'd drop in to share with you my most recent podcast interview with Rachel Donald of Planet Critical. You'll recall that I recently debated Simon Michaux on her show about his report claiming that there aren't enough materials and metals to allow us to transition to renewable energy.

In this interview, we conduct a wide-ranging discussion focused on something far more exciting: what the future global clean energy system looks like. We weave together some of the key concepts I've explored at AoT: superpower; surplus electricity abundance; zero marginal cost energy; transnational grid interconnections; and how looking at all of this gives us a glimpse of a prosperous, regenerative ecological future within planetary boundaries.

Of course, that's only one possible future. There are many others. Here, we explore them.

You can watch the whole 1 hour discussion below:

In case you missed it, I also recently did in interview on a new podcast series for Somerset House called 'Softlife'. Here's the blurb:

What if we’re approaching the crisis part of the crisis? We look at the effect our endless drive for productivity is having on the planet and how we’re intimately entangled with the natural world.

You can check that out here:

Things are certainly accelerating right now. Geopolitically, the Middle East is moving into a dangerous new regressive phase. This is a signal of the breakdown of the current order. That's why it's all the more important for us to recognise the signals of positive change, and amplify them.

I'll have much more coming soon. Thanks for hanging in there.

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