Latest Interviews

“The solar revolution is coming… fossil fuels could be facing extinction”: BBC Click

screenshot-2016-10-01-12-49-23 BBC TV News's popular Click programme summarises the state of play in solar, and how step-changes in cell efficiency could be "icing on the cake", as I put it.
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Thoughts on significance of Solar Impulse as it finishes epic round-the-world trip

Screenshot 2016-07-26 16.57.27 My interview on BBC World Service Newshour: the heroism of the adventurer pilots, Bertrand Picard and Andre Borschberg, and the feeling on the ground of what their beautiful story means - at least for many in the clean energy industries. Listen to the interview  
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Powering a modern economy in the UK with renewables. Doable?

Screenshot 2016-02-12 11.18.33 Listen to the BBC Radio 4 panel discussion on UK renewables.
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“They’re trying to defend 20th century technologies and business models that are ruinous for the planetary future.”

Screenshot 2015-10-04 12.58.24 BBC Today interview, on Shell's retreat from the Arctic and its implications.
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“Most of us wouldn’t dream of giving an Oxford degree back”.

Robyn high res Interview on ABC Radio National Science Show with the legendary Robyn Williams. Solar, shale, kitchen sink.
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Optimism and Intrigue: An Insider’s View of the ‘Carbon War’

Civil war - map & Lincoln Interview with Inside Climate News: "Q&A with Jeremy Leggett about his new book chronicling the 'Carbon War:' 'It feels like a civil war...minus the bullets'."
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“We are in danger of winning. But….”

Solar and sun First in-depth radio interview on The Winning of the Carbon War, on Radio Ecoshock. Covers road to Paris, reasons for cautious optimism, Solarcentury and SolarAid in holistic context as microcosm direct actions in the market.
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“Global ‘Apollo’ push for renewables and storage troubled by ‘out of date’ thinking”

Atmosphere and sun Clean energy entrepreneur and activist Jeremy Leggett has said “out of date thinking” is behind a push to make clean energy competitive with fossil fuels within 10 years that was launched today by prominent UK academics.
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BBC World Service, World Business Report: Climate week in Paris / fracking

Screenshot 2015-05-21 20.19.16 On progress towards deep emissions reductions with six months to go before the Paris Climate Summit, and the shale / fracking debate. Listen here, 5 minutes in.
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PV Tech: On the changing global tide in energy.

Screenshot 2015-04-12 10.32.05 Author, campaigner and solar energy entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett's latest book, 'The Winning of the Carbon War', has just been published as a 10-part serial in the run up to the Paris climate summit in December. In a special interview, he speaks to Peter Bennett, editor of PV Tech's sister site, Solar Power Portal, about the global solar industry's role in the clean energy revolution he believes is inevitable as the oil, gas and coal industries become increasingly unstable.
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