Another excellent piece by Energy Generation :Demanding Times about the importance of raising awareness of and stimulating the debate around energy at a local level.
As part of the Energy Project’s activity for the Connected Communities Festival 2015, we made a film about the work that our team of young researchers have been doing.
This includes clips from interviews with Fiona Booth (Department for Energy and Climate Change), Matthew Pencharz (senior advisor to the Mayor of London), Agamemnon Otero (CEO Repowering London) and Tom Chivers (journalist, Buzzfeed).
It also shows our team of researchers out and about around London. We took Energy Generation ‘on tour’, including a mobile version of our photobooth, to talk to the people of Ilford and Peckham about their views on energy. You can see some of the ‘vox pops’ and the photobooth in action in the film.
Many thanks to all the people who participated in Energy Generation, and to Bojan Brbora for making the film.
(You can watch the film in High Definition on our Vimeo page…
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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
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