The Switch Interview

Richard Jones

International Energy Agency at the time of the interview

A US energy diplomat offers global perspectives on energy resources, technology, and security, and on climate change. '

Richard Jones's Videos

Carbon Capture, Transport, and Sequestration

Why is carbon capture such a challenge?


Analyzing the security, economics, and waste of nuclear energy

Solar in a Competitive Market

Comparing photovoltaic solar and concentrated solar power

Oil Supply

Countries with oil fields have undue control

Deploying Energy Technology

The possibilities of tomorrow's energy technology warrant delays in commercialization

The Right Energy in the Right Place

Different regions are best suited for particular types of energy

Energy Reduction Through Efficiency

How much energy can be saved through efficiency?


On transitioning from dams to river turbines

Evaluating Energies

Energy resources are assessed based on their security, economic development,...


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