How a Wind Energy Empire Was Built. Join Live Chat with Ecotricity CEO Dale Vince. Today, August 9th 10am EDT, 3pm UK.


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Dale Vince is not your ordinary business man. He built a wind energy empire that got him on Britain's rich list. He has just launched one of Britain''s biggest solar farms (that nurtures bees too). And he is creating a nationwide network of free electric car charging stations. He's also a committed vegan, an owner of a soccer club, and he has built a custom electric sports car that goes 134mph.

Join us for a live chat in which we'll ask him how he does it all, and why—and hear about his journey from a hippy dropout living in a bus, to one of Britain's richest people.

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As Dale's bio suggests, he is no stranger to making a splash. And he is also no stranger to controversy. In fact he has picked fights with major utilities and green energy companies alike. We'll be talking to him both about his journey to green business figurehead, and also about the future of renewable energy and clean tech in an age of austerity and budget cuts.

Join us at 10 EDT/3 GMT today (August 9th) for a live discussion on anything and everything to do with clean energy, electric vehicles, green business and the role that each of us can play in making the world a better place. Given my recent musings on messaging coming out of the vegan camp, and Dale's well publicized vegan principles (he has banned red meat from the soccer stadium he owns) we may also have some meaty discussions around animals and agriculture. (Dale is not known to hold back.)

To participate in the conversation, simply bookmark this page. The live chat will take place in the window above. Questions and comments can be shared in the chat taking place below the video.

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