Fossil fuels may be with us for some time, while opinions vary on the outlook for renewables
Dave Elliott is emeritus professor of technology policy at the Open University, UK, where he has pioneered courses and research in renewable-energy policy and technological innovation. Since retirement he has devoted himself to teaching on a range of MSc courses on energy around the UK, producing blogs for environmentalresearchweb and creating books such as the IOP ebook Renewables: a Review of Sustainable Energy Supply Options. Dave is a physicist by training and worked for the UK Atomic Energy Authority before turning his attention to renewable energy.
The “desert solar” idea has been around for some time but some see it as neo-colonial