Latest Interviews

My hopes for the great global energy transition, and thoughts on the UK state of play: Interview for Impact4All

Screenshot 2018-01-14 08.52.27 Q: How do you feel about the developments at the One Planet Summit in Paris? Was it enough? It wasn’t enough to hit the ultimate Paris Agreement targets, but enough to keep those targets in play. I very much enjoyed the flurry of financial-sector announcements at the summit. If the energy incumbency and its increasingly risk-burdened investors couldn’t see the writing on the wall after all those then they are in very big trouble. My top moment was when the World Bank President announced an end to upstream oil and gas investment from 2019, the assembled dignitaries clapped loudly and protractedly, and many of them actually cheered. I wished every oil company board could have seen that. It was a crystal-clear death knell for their current business models, and indeed for their corporations, if they don’t embrace systemic U-turns rather fast. The rest is here
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“The solar revolution is coming… fossil fuels could be facing extinction”: BBC Click

bbc-click 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’

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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