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An Energy Generation interview with David Wagstaff

Fascinating interview with David Wagstaff from The department for energy and climate change (DECC) talking about our energy generation.

  • I guess we take energy for granted because there haven’t been any problems with it recently
  • People only notice things when they can’t get them or can’t afford them.
  • Energy is an issue for people growing up in poverty but if you’re talking to people relatively comfortably off they just use it ….and don’t really think about the consequences
  • Every single street in the country has some kind of electricity sub-station – but I very much doubt that many people know how it works
  • When people get actively involved in making energy….then obviously it gives you much more awareness of how difficult it is
  • 80% of the energy we use is for transport and heat and yet if you have a debate about it….people will usually be talking about electricity
  • The things that you can use for sustainable energy (the sun, wind, wood etc) are readily available around the world….you don’t have to be a wealthy country
  • This is a global problem and will require a global solution

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David Wagstaff is the Head of Heat Strategy and Policy, at the Department for Energy and Climate Change.


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An Energy Generation interview with Leonie Greene

An interesting interview with Leonie Greene from STA by The Stories of Change Project
“We need a better quality of debate about energy.”
“Solar Power offers us inflation free energy”
“In developing countries solar power is life changing and transformative”
“Fossil fuel distorts international relationships”
“We need to get better at public engagement”
Let’s catch the sun – Go Solar song from Solar Trade Association! https://soundcloud.com/solar-trade-association/catch-the-sun-go-solar-ben-williams

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Leonie Greene is the Head of External Affairs at the Solar Trade Association.

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