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Reasons why things are heating up for the smart home sector
07 Nov 2018 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Reasons why things are heating up for the smart home sector

We’ve invested in and supported smart home start-up geo since its inception six years ago. Over that period...阅读更多

Tevva Motors: mass adoption of Zero Emission Trucks takes a step forward
05 Jul 2018 | Francis Wright

Tevva Motors: mass adoption of Zero Emission Trucks takes a step forward

Zero emission cars are now a familiar sight, but there are currently almost no zero emission trucks on the ...阅读更多

Natural Resources Ltd – Plastic-free potential
19 Jun 2018 | Ian Thomas

Natural Resources Ltd – Plastic-free potential

In this whitepaper, we interview James Gardiner of Natural Resources Ltd (NRL). He discusses how new techno...阅读更多

Fashionable Investing
19 Apr 2018 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Fashionable Investing

The role that fashion plays amongst investors is often underestimated. One would be forgiven for thinking t...阅读更多

Meet the Turquoise team: David Casale
13 Mar 2018 | David Casale

Meet the Turquoise team: David Casale

Business What has been the most significant technological development of recent years? The most recent one....阅读更多

Syrinix – A new way of looking at water
20 Dec 2017 | Kevin Murphy

Syrinix – A new way of looking at water

In this whitepaper, we interview Syrinix’s CEO, James Dunning. He outlines why access to water has turned i...阅读更多

Dawn of the Abundant Free Energy System
04 Dec 2017 | Admin

Dawn of the Abundant Free Energy System

There is no logical, technical, economic or political justification for operating the future energy industr...阅读更多

Recycling in the Anthropocene Age
18 Oct 2017 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Recycling in the Anthropocene Age

I think it’s fairly safe to say that technological advances on their own will not reduce per capita use of ...阅读更多

Bactest – Why the happiness of bacteria matters
23 Aug 2017 | Ian Thomas

Bactest – Why the happiness of bacteria matters

Have you ever wondered about how happy bacteria are? Probably not, but for some industries it’s a critical ...阅读更多

Streaming 2.0
08 Aug 2017 | Axel de Megille

Streaming 2.0

Spotify has just announced reaching a target of 60 million paying users and as a result is now getting read...阅读更多

Meet the Turquoise team: Luke Taylor
19 Jul 2017 | Luke Taylor

Meet the Turquoise team: Luke Taylor

Career Describe your career journey After Cambridge I joined Operis, spending close to three years there bu...阅读更多

Avoiding value slippage
28 Jun 2017 | Ian Thomas

Avoiding value slippage

Co-authored by Sophie Maugan, Partner at Cleveland Scott York, and Ian Thomas, MD at Turquoise. What is IP?...阅读更多

Meet the Turquoise team: Ian Thomas
19 Jun 2017 | Ian Thomas

Meet the Turquoise team: Ian Thomas

Turquoise team members share their thoughts on business issues and give some career insights. Business What...阅读更多

Gatwick gone bonkers
07 Jun 2017 | David Casale

Gatwick gone bonkers

Gatwick has become the first UK airport to announce that it will be Carbon Neutral: http://www.mediacentre....阅读更多

Meet the Turquoise team: Desmond Astley-Cooper
28 Mar 2017 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Meet the Turquoise team: Desmond Astley-Cooper

Turquoise team members share their thoughts on business issues and give some career insights.   Business Wh...阅读更多

Fighting for all technology to be clean
14 Mar 2017 | David Casale

Fighting for all technology to be clean

On February 5th, I had the pleasure of presenting at TEDxOxford outlining my belief that there is no such t...阅读更多

‘By means of industry … you will rise higher and higher’
08 Mar 2017 | Ian Thomas

‘By means of industry … you will rise higher and higher’

(Robert Schumann) At the start of February, I received an invitation from a former colleague, now at the Eu...阅读更多

A Breath of Fresh Air?
18 Jan 2017 | Francis Wright

A Breath of Fresh Air?

A recent study from Aarhus University in Denmark has shown that student performance can be improved by up t...阅读更多

In Retail Energy – More meddling is needed!
12 Jan 2017 | David Casale

In Retail Energy – More meddling is needed!

The CEO’s of major British energy challengers have called for an end to ministerial meddling in the UK ener...阅读更多

Trypanophobia Investin’!
11 Jan 2017 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Trypanophobia Investin’!

Fear of needles (trypanophobia) is a surprisingly common thing. Approximately 20% of the general population...阅读更多

V is for Venture, E is for Enterprise
07 Sep 2016 | Ian Thomas

V is for Venture, E is for Enterprise

The Financial Times recently ran a very interesting article (‘The great pensions tax squeeze’, September 2)...阅读更多

Three reasons why Hinkley Point should be built
06 Sep 2016 | David Casale

Three reasons why Hinkley Point should be built

I work for Turquoise investing in and raising funds for Energy, Environment and Efficiency companies that i...阅读更多

Não Joga Lixo!
19 Jul 2016 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Não Joga Lixo!

The simple act of compelling larger retailers to charge 5p on plastic bags in England at the end of 2015 ha...阅读更多

The law of unintended consequences
24 May 2016 | Ali Naini

The law of unintended consequences

Churchill is quoted as once saying: “I am preparing my impromptu remarks”. It seems that decisions about lo...阅读更多

We need a new energy Trilemma … like a hole in the head! (Part 2)
16 May 2016 | David Casale

We need a new energy Trilemma … like a hole in the head! (Part 2)

Having dispatched Trilemma1 to Room 101 let me now try and place a finger in the dyke of Trilemma2 recently...阅读更多

Visitors from the East
13 May 2016 | Ian Thomas

Visitors from the East

Thanks to the good work of my colleague, David Wright, Mandarin-speaker and China expert, Turquoise recentl...阅读更多

What next for the UK Solar Industry?
23 Mar 2016 | Luke Taylor

What next for the UK Solar Industry?

It’s very easy to get caught up in hyperbole in the period immediately following a subsidy cut announcement...阅读更多

We need a new energy trilemma … like a hole in the head!
15 Mar 2016 | David Casale

We need a new energy trilemma … like a hole in the head!

Ian Marchant, ex CEO of SSE and ex IE President, has suggested we need a second Trilemma (see below). Howev...阅读更多

Floods, Insurance & Climate Change
08 Jan 2016 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Floods, Insurance & Climate Change

It must have been incredibly dispiriting, and at times scary, to have spent the holidays in the north of th...阅读更多

Footballers hauling dustbins… Now there’s an Idea!
07 Dec 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Footballers hauling dustbins… Now there’s an Idea!

My eye was recently caught by an interview given by David Palmer-Jones, chief executive of Suez UK, to Andr...阅读更多

A Sparkling Occasion
23 Nov 2015 | Ian Thomas

A Sparkling Occasion

Last Thursday saw the third hosting of the Turquoise wine tasting challenge, which afforded us the opportun...阅读更多

Doing the Honourable Thing
16 Nov 2015 | Ian Thomas

Doing the Honourable Thing

Last week we were treated to a scoop from The Ecologist (no, not the Economist) which revealed a leaked let...阅读更多

The Heat is On
19 Oct 2015 | David Casale

The Heat is On

Apart from being one of Gloria Gaynor’s better known hits, it also signifies that, as of today (Friday 15 O...阅读更多

Volkswagen, Uber, cabbies and London air quality
05 Oct 2015 | Francis Wright

Volkswagen, Uber, cabbies and London air quality

London is currently in breach of EU limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air, which is linked to a rang...阅读更多

#YouStink
28 Sep 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

#YouStink

Please don’t think that this is a gratuitous attempt to insult the reader….it’s just the popular name of a ...阅读更多

Divestment (Part 2)
21 Sep 2015 | Ian Thomas

Divestment (Part 2)

The FT reported yesterday that ‘Funds worth $2.6tn pledge to dump coal’. So, where does the industry go fro...阅读更多

Time is running out
14 Sep 2015 | David Casale

Time is running out

Ok I’m going to start at the beginning, I joined Shell International in The Hague in 1985 as a young engine...阅读更多

An Unintended Consequence of Right to Buy
07 Sep 2015 | Francis Wright

An Unintended Consequence of Right to Buy

Housing Associations, charities that provide social housing in the UK, have had a bumpy ride over the last ...阅读更多

A need for nuance
17 Aug 2015 | Ian Thomas

A need for nuance

Investors in the energy and environmental space know that, for better or worse, policy matters. Some exampl...阅读更多

The Greening of Glastonbury
27 Jul 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

The Greening of Glastonbury

Music festivals have come a long way since the days of Woodstock and the Isle of Wight when, if they didn’t...阅读更多

Global energy: The ice bucket challenge
20 Jul 2015 | Noel Forrest

Global energy: The ice bucket challenge

The challenge being to look at the chart above. I am all for celebrating successes, of which I can think of...阅读更多

China: A new frontier (for me at least)
13 Jul 2015 | Francis Wright

China: A new frontier (for me at least)

Some of my colleagues have lived in China and one is fluent in Mandarin, but my recent 10 day trip to meet ...阅读更多

Automotive technology ventures – identifying opportunities in a challenging arena
06 Jul 2015 | Ali Naini

Automotive technology ventures – identifying opportunities in a challenging arena

Backing automotive technologies is undoubtedly risky but has huge potential upside given the very large vol...阅读更多

Does it make sense to import wood for energy?
03 Jul 2015 | Noel Forrest

Does it make sense to import wood for energy?

Suffice it to say, initially, that I believe the world’s present-day managed and semi-natural forest areas ...阅读更多

The Canaries in the Coal mine
29 Jun 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

The Canaries in the Coal mine

From its origins in the coffee houses of London during the late seventeenth century until now, the modern i...阅读更多

Divestment: The rights and wrongs
15 Jun 2015 | Ian Thomas

Divestment: The rights and wrongs

Climate-driven divestment is all the rage. Recent high-profile announcements by large investors, such as th...阅读更多

A few weeks later: Conservative energy policies
01 Jun 2015 | David Casale

A few weeks later: Conservative energy policies

Not being an experienced observer of the political machine at work hasn’t deterred me from  mulling  over  ...阅读更多

Who should pay for climate change?
20 May 2015 | Noel Forrest

Who should pay for climate change?

Often,  giving people  a  reason to think  or  act in  a certain way is  one  of the most powerful tools  o...阅读更多

The conundrum of grid scale electricity storage
15 May 2015 | Francis Wright

The conundrum of grid scale electricity storage

Electricity generation from wind and solar PV is intermittent, so as the % of renewables increases, the UK ...阅读更多

Insurance & Climate change
10 May 2015 | Desmond Astley-Cooper

Insurance & Climate change

Insurance & Climate change My  day  was  brightened  this  morning  by  noticing  a  colourful  adverti...阅读更多