Listen again to an interesting edition of The Bottom Line on BBC Radio 4, concentrating on the generation of renewable energy. Evan Davis interviews some of the top business leaders in this sector: Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy; Jeremy Leggett, Founder of Solarcentury; and Paul Cowling MD of RWE Innogy UK.
The BBC say “After the Paris summit on climate change and the global commitment to cut carbon emissions, The Bottom Line is going green – with businesses that generate energy from the sun, the wind – and from cheese. And, whilst the government is committed to getting more of its energy from renewables, Evan Davis and guests discuss why green firms are seeing red over cuts to subsidies they say are vital to update ageing infrastructure.”
It is a refreshing and stimulating listen. It shows:
- how business can lead the way in renewables, against a head wind of policy from this Tory government, to make a success of renewable energy technology
- that, with increased take up and the associated technological improvements, there is a chance to increase the percentage of renewables to that which is needed to satisfy the Paris Convention
- with business leaders like this, there is every chance of it going as quickly as possible.
All of which are very exciting and encouraging in our efforts to curb climate change, and in my view to do the “Proper” thing in business.