Monday, December 21, 2015

Wishing you the very best for the festive season

2015 has been a significant year for me and for my company, Cyberium. I began by continuing to promote my two books that had been published at the end of 2014: Stormteller, the cli-fi novel for teenagers, and The One Planet Life, the big book of everything about how to lead a sustainable lifestyle. The highlight of this was two appearances at the Hay Literature Festival

During the year I completed or contributed to four more non-fiction titles: 
  • Pocket Reference books on Passive Solar Architecture and Solar Energy, to be published in 2016 by Routledge
  • Best Practices and Case Studies for Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement, An Introduction for Policymakers, with Steven Fawkes and Kit Oung, to be published soon by the United Nations, and
  • a free ebook, Green Bonds and Property – just published and which you can download here. Do you know how many billions are going into these bonds?
I also completed a new novel, Till The End of Time, which hopefully will see the light of day in 2016. 

New clients include Australian publisher The Fifth Estate and work supporting the Environmental Defense Fund's Investor Confidence Project on energy efficiency. Inspiring new partnerships include with Tina Perinotti in Sydney, Australia and Clare Taylor in Brussels. 

Cyberium spent the first half of the year working with the Sustainable Cities Collective but I was sad to have to say goodbye to them. We continued supporting the work of the One Planet Council and working as a member of the Cambria Publishing Co-operative.

On the web front, Cyberium completed several new websites for existing clients, and the big success and privelege was to help Awel Aman Tawe, a community windpower co-operative, with a public share issue that exceeded expectations, realising £721,000. Our role was the web, online and social media work. You can still buy shares with estimated 7% interest here until the end of January. What are you waiting for?

We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with you in 2016. Have a truly sustainable year, help to build on the success of the Paris Agreement, and remember: 

With imagination we can change the world!

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