Energy Live News Podcast
Kam Singh

Kam Singh

October 29, 2019

There are a lot of challenges involved in going green - but how can they be overcome?

Find out at Energy Live Expo on 5th November at the QEII Centre in London, which centres around the theme of ‘Climate Change – Doing our Bit’.

Kam Singh, Director of Energy at CBRE, told ELN that companies need to understand a significant investment is often required to become more sustainable and reduce their emissions but noted they should see this as an opportunity for long-term growth rather than a barrier.

Adam Woodhall

Adam Woodhall

October 29, 2019

The current form of capitalism is “almost inevitably going to have to change”.

That’s the verdict from Adam Woodhall, spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, who spoke to ELN during the climate group’s two-week protest at the start of October.

He said “people find it easier to see the end of civilisation than they do to see the end of capitalism” and stressed he wanted to avoid a “Mad Max world”.

Mr Woodhall told ELN “things can change very rapidly” and noted that even if this transition was uncomfortable, it is necessary to envisage a new future that takes less of a toll on the natural environment.

He said: “The current form of capitalism is almost inevitably going to have to change, it’ll either collapse because we get exceptional climate destruction or we change it.”

Speaking for the activist group, he suggested that as humanity is already so far along the curve of climate change, disruptive action is now needed to draw attention to the ecological emergency as “everything else has failed to create the level of change that is required”.

Adam Woodhall will be speaking at Energy Live EXPO 2019, alongside Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder and Global Director of Energy for Humanity, Mike Hughes, Zone President of Schneider Electric and Steve Holliday, former CEO of National Grid and new President of the Energy Institute.

Alex Gilbert

Alex Gilbert

October 23, 2019

Could waste heat be used to power facilities such as the London Underground?

Find out at Energy Live Expo on 5th November at the QEII Centre in London, which centres around the theme of ‘Climate Change – Doing our Bit’.

Alex Gilbert, Senior Strategy Manager for Commercial Energy at TfL, will not be able to attend but a representative from Transport for London (TfL) will be there to tell you everything there is to know about innovative energy solutions.

For more details about Energy Live Expo, click here. Tickets are free for energy end-users so don’t forget to register.

Phasing out SF6 tomorrow ‘wouldn’t be a day too late’

Phasing out SF6 tomorrow ‘wouldn’t be a day too late’

October 23, 2019

That's the suggestion from Richard Molloy, Manager of UK Energy Storage at Eaton, who spoke to ELN last week at the firm's London offices.

The gas is said to have the highest global warming potential of any known substance – scientists say it is 23,500 times more potent than carbon dioxide and can last in the atmosphere for up to 1,000 years.

It is commonly used as an insulating material to prevent short circuits, fires and electrical accidents across the sector – however, SF6 leaks can significantly contribute to the global climate crisis.

Mr Molloy talked to ELN about the benefits, the drawbacks and the future of the controversial substance.

Haydn Young

Haydn Young

October 14, 2019

Rooftop solar panels could be the key to your business cutting costs and slashing emissions... but how to go about getting set up?

Find out at Energy Live Expo on 5th November at the QEII Centre in London, which centres around the theme of ‘Climate Change – Doing our Bit’.

With less than eight weeks to go, ELN spoke to one of the speakers at Expo, GAIA's Haydn Young, about Project Horizon, which he said was working to bring together end-users, landlords and funders to help install solar infrastructure on commercial assets – you can listen to the podcast to find out more.

Talking Energy: Nicholas Hawker - First Light Fusion

Talking Energy: Nicholas Hawker - First Light Fusion

October 1, 2019

Fusion technology will save the world… and soon!

That’s according to Nicholas Hawker, CEO of First Light Fusion, who told ELN Reporter Jonny Bairstow about how the clean and unlimited power source will change the world within the next decade.

Talking at the company’s headquarters just outside Oxford, Mr Hawker said the emerging technology will prove vital for decarbonisation and stressed batteries, solar and other renewables won’t be able to scale up enough to reach net zero alone.

He suggested it would provide a new, clean baseload power source and said it would tackle the issue of intermittency brought on by adding more renewables to the grid.

Pavan Juttla

Pavan Juttla

September 23, 2019

Pavan is a Sustainability Manager at Multiplex Europe and she has been instrumental in enabling the business to start their journey towards net zero carbon. She has done this through her work in setting a science-based target for Multiplex Europe, and supporting other large businesses to follow suit. Pavan has experience in onsite construction environmental management and has integrated the UN Sustainable Development Goals across the company.

Sarah Jolliffe

Sarah Jolliffe

September 11, 2019

Sarah Jolliffe, Energy Manager at BAM Nuttall (part of the Royal BAM Group) with 4 years experience in energy and sustainability focused roles but has 15 years experience in practical aspects of construction and civil engineering having previously worked as a trade operative in residential house building and site engineering. Currently focussed on achieving carbon and waste reductions in the built environment across the whole of the Royal BAM group with a particular focus on wider impacts of scope 3 carbon emissions.

Talking Energy: Harriet Lamb - Ashden

Talking Energy: Harriet Lamb - Ashden

July 31, 2019

ELN News Editor Priyanka Shrestha talks to Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden about how the charitable organisation is helping the transition towards a low carbon future and her views on what the government needs to do to accelerate the transition.

She also talks about being a leading woman in the sustainable energy sector and her experiences along the way.

Talking Energy: - Krzysztof Pikon - InnoEnergy

Talking Energy: - Krzysztof Pikon - InnoEnergy

May 28, 2019

ELN News Editor Jonny Bairstow talks to Krzysztof Pikon from InnoEnergy about increasing the knoweldge and skills in the energy industry.