From 2014, I am working on a research project on the global history of fossil fuel consumption from 1950, at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. There’s a description of it on my web site here. (This is in addition to my work on the Institute’s Natural Gas Research Programme. See Institute web site here.) I welcome contact with historians doing related research.
I will post presentations and texts here.
■ Fossil fuel consumption outside the rich countries: research questions. (Presentation at the World Ecology Network conference, 15-16 July 2016, Durham University, UK.)
■ The global drivers of fossil fuel consumption. Is the IPCC looking at them the right way? (Presentation at a seminar, 1 October 2015 on “How fossil fuel consumption shapes the lives communities lead”.)
■ Global fossil fuel consumption, 1950 to the present: seven histories in one. (Presentation at the Planetary Natures conference, July 2015, Binghamton university, USA.)