On this page David Townsend posts short articles inspired by his experience and research of the energy sector and climate agenda.
Paris – Monday 7th December 2015. Day one of the 6th Sustainable Innovation Forum, the largest business focussed side event to the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP), which only days later lead to the first global agreement to tackle climate change. This was an epic moment for the world. … Continue reading
I am absolutely delighted to accept the Energy Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Award. This is an especially meaningful recognition as it comes in part from a prestigious academic institution and is a recognition of both scientific and entrepreneurial achievements. After the world's longest acceptance speech @Town_Rock there was still time for … Continue reading
Last week I visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, statistically the 8th highest producer of CO2 emissions per capita and certainly one of the least sustainable places on the planet Earth. The point of my visit was for the 8th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at … Continue reading
Sooooo, I thought I’d write a reflection about my thoughts from my week in Edinburgh with David Townsend and share it with ya’ll 🙂 In February 2015 I spent a week working with David within renewable energy, specifically geothermal energy. David has started his own company, it is the first … Continue reading
Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend The GREAT Energy Summit in Prague, organised by UK Trade & Investment and the British Embassy in the Czech Republic to catalyse collaboration between British and Central & Eastern European (CEE) companies. The event was largely a showcase of the major … Continue reading
Last week I attended the GREAT Energy summit in Prague, which required me to fly from Aberdeen to Prague via Schiphol. The journey over was far from perfect, but my travel disruptions triggered an abstract insight into one of the many feedback mechanisms of anthropogenic climate change. I was first … Continue reading
– Originally published in The Geographer, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society magasine summer 2014 edition. My name is David Townsend and I am a geologist, entrepreneur and climate change activist. I have a 2:1 degree in BSc (Honours) Geology from the University of St Andrews, and I’ve started a geothermal … Continue reading