‘Nuclear And Shale Are Wrecking Britain’, Says Top UK Solar Boss. Jeremy Leggett is the founder of Solar Century, an international solar solutions company, and chairman of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, a financial-sector think-tank warning of carbon-fuel asset-stranding risk to the capital markets. Here, he tells Alicia Buller why he hopes the ‘great renewable energy transition will help bring truth to the fore’. As a businessperson I know that that I could – rightly – be sent to jail for telling a single lie to my stakeholders. The first VW executive just been jailed – rightly – for telling one big lie as part of an institutionalised fraud. Yet politicians, particularly rightist populist politicians, tell lies on an almost daily basis, backed and echoed by like-minded media organs such as the Daily Mail, and there is no meaningful recourse for civil society, as things stand. That pains me and I want to see it changed. My hope is that the unfolding of the great global energy transition, with its many intrinsic social benefits, will help in that wider process of societal recasting, bringing community, equality, and truth to the fore.
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