After the end-to-end intensity of 2017—from a horrific sequence of climate disasters, to the astonishing rise of affordable low-carbon alternatives, to the tortured dysfunction of climate politics—The Energy Mix is thinking of synthesizing the enduring themes and stories from a year that might yet be seen as a pivot point in the drive for a post-carbon future.
But we need your help to make sure we get our priorities right.
Over the next couple of months, we’ll be producing the first edition of the Energy Mix Yearbook, to dive a bit more deeply into the six to eight themes that defined 2017. We’re running a poll from today through January 14 to give readers a say in the themes we choose.
It needn’t take you more than a minute or two to complete the poll—just go through the list and pick up to four stories that you think were most important last year. For a deeper dive into the options, here are some links to the major stories we thought we were following through the year:
- Indigenous activism
- Managed transition
- Water in the wrong places
- The drive for 1.5°C
- Crash of the fossils
- Public health and climate
- Rise of the electric vehicle
- The White House vs. the U.S.A.
- Rising renewables
- Loss and damage
- Energy finance
While we’ll add up the responses in favour of each theme, we also plan to pay special attention to the “other” category in the poll—because we don’t assume we have all the answers or analysis, and we definitely want to hear what you’re thinking.
So take a couple of minutes, fill out the survey, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do the same. We want the Yearbook to be a useful resource for anyone interested in climate, energy, and the post-carbon transition…just like The Mix itself. With your help, we’re looking forward to making that happen.