Category Archives: Bright Ideas

Why I’m joining Tempus Energy

This article first appeared on my LinkedIn blog I’m joining Tempus Energy to develop their business in one of the most interesting electricity markets in the world – South Australia. Many of you know me as a climate change policy … Continue reading

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Who is leading our energy transition?

Today the ideas from my Churchill Fellowship had their first big outing – I was asked to speak at Adelaide’s Festival of Ideas. Here is the speech I prepared, slightly more polished than the one I gave. ———————- For years … Continue reading

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The world in a truly democratic era

Have you heard of the Visions 2100 project? Leaders and thinkers from around the world, and especially from my home town of Adelaide have contributed their Visions for a world in 2100. The premise is that we need positive stories … Continue reading

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Michael Porter’s Social Progress Indicator

I’ve been a fan of Michael Porter since I read “The Competitive Advantage of Nations” and started thinking about innovation through the lens of Porter’s diamond, so I got excited when he launched the social progress indicator. The thing I … Continue reading

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Adelaide’s personality profile – crowdsourcing the answer

For those of us who live here, we all have a little bit of Adelaide in us – after all a place is shaped by its people. (People are also shaped by their place but that is a story for … Continue reading

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World first carbon neutral city – what would Adelaide need to do to claim this title?

Pictured above: A rendering of Masdar City, a “smart city” in the United Arab Emirates. By Forgemind ArchiMedia under a Creative Commons license from Flickr.com. Yesterday the Premier of South Australia announced his ambition for Adelaide as a carbon neutral city and alluded … Continue reading

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