My guest this week is unusual; he is a businessperson working in energy transition who also writes books for general audiences. His next book will be published in January 2020 and will provide a short guide to each sector of the economy and what needs to be done to completely decarbonise.
He was, until recently, chair of a rapidly growing electric vehicle charging company which was then sold to the French energy multinational Engie. He has a variety of angel investments in electricity generation and energy efficiency.
He speaks frequently to business and general audiences across Europe on all things relating to climate change and energy transition. And he practices what he preaches, he takes the train.
My guest is Chris Goodall.
Chris Goodall is the author of several successful books and writer for Guardian Environment Network and other energy websites, such as Abundance and The Ecologist. His latest book, The Switch, covers the unstoppable rise of solar power.
Additionally, he runs Carbon Commentary and its weekly newsletter, covering topics across the energy technology and finance around the world and Solar Forecast, giving a uniquely accurate forecast of UK solar power output over the next five days.
Chris Goodall’s expertise lies in the global approaches to low carbon energy generation, low carbon heat, electric cars and battery storage as well as carbon capture and geoengineering.
Chris is a strong believer in research and supports that the world can now become a world of low fossil fuel use but reasonable prosperity for all. He is an optimist about the energy future.
Recorded: 31st October 2019
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