Green Politics, NIMBYism & EVs: LlewTube Meets Chris Goodall (Video)


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From test driving the Mitsubishi MiEV through taking a ride with Ecotricity's Dale Vince to interviewing Diarmuid O'Connell of Tesla, I am a huge fan of Robert Llewellyn's Llewtube show. The format of taking an interesting personality—often involved in green technology or politics, but sometimes just a fascinating or amusing individual from the world of television or film— and going for a drive is a great way of creating engaging, insightful conversation. And the latest episode is no exception, as Llewellyn goes to visit the site of a proposed wind turbine with Chris Goodall, author of Ten Technologies to Save the World.

As usual, the conversation is wide ranging and relaxed. Covering everything from green politics in the UK, the updated version of Chris' book—which now carries a whole load more information on the rapidly developing electric car market—through to discussion of legitimate concerns about wind turbines and aesthetics, both Llewellyn and Goodall reveal themselves to be pragmatic, enthusiastic and very human proponents for cleaner, more intelligent ways of powering our economies.

Enjoy the ride.

Tags: Alternative Energy | Energy Efficiency | Renewable Energy | Transportation | United Kingdom

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