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45. The UK Green Industrial Revolution - mar21

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Episode 45 of the Redefining Energy podcast: "The UK Green Industrial Revolution" was introduced by Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister, in 2020. It is a holistic approach to decarbonisation, but we wanted to focus on one of its key aspects: the development of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. Beyond climate change, it is about innovation, new opportunities and massive jobs creation. We have invited two young engineers working on those gigantic projects Ajai Ahluwalia of Equinor and Virginia Ruiz of ScottishPower-Iberdrola.  On the top of their daily jobs, they have both volunteered to work in the shadow board of RenewableUK (the trade association representing the renewable energy sector) and they are actively preparing COP26. It is great to have young, diverse guests on the show, not just old grumpy white dudes. The passion and dedication of Millennials is definitely powering the Green Industrial Revolution.

 

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Matt Chester on Mar 1, 2021

The passion and dedication of Millennials is definitely powering the Green Industrial Revolution.

I often wonder what causes this difference in approaching the energy transition-- but I guess the younger generations have (and continue to) come of age at a time where the technology is there to make these changes, whereas the older generation lived through when it was fossil fuels or nothing, so it's easier for the new workforce to embrace that change. Or perhaps it's simply because those who are younger are more likely to live long enough to reckon with the consequences of inaction!

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