Walt Patterson

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Walt Patterson is Associate Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House in London, UK, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex. A postgraduate nuclear physicist, he has been actively involved in energy and environment since the late 1960s.

Keeping The Lights On: Towards Sustainable Electricity is his thirteenth book. He has also published hundreds of papers, articles and reviews, on topics including nuclear power, coal technology, renewable energy, energy systems, energy policy and electricity. He has been specialist advisor to two Select Committees of the House of Commons, an expert witness at many official hearings, a frequent broadcaster and advisor to media, and speaker or chair in conferences around the world.

Walt Patterson On Energy, www.waltpatterson.org, is an online archive of his writing since 1970. It averages over 600 hits a day, with visits from more than 120 countries.

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Energy and sustainable development: the view from me

Walt Patterson looks back at campaigning successes and challenges for energy and sustainable development, and ultimately at the campaigning challenges for climate change.