In the final episode of the series, Helen Skelton hears from people who are working to make the clean energy future fair and representative for everyone.
She chats with National Grid's Fleur Callender who shares the view from the United States and Alice Cross from the UK’s Sustainability First. Alice outlines how they’ve been working with activists, artists, policymakers and communities to understand people’s concerns and needs for the energy revolution.
Then it’s off to Sheffield City Centre where councillor Douglas Johnson tours us around the innovative Grey to Green project. This urban redevelopment scheme has combined arts, sustainable drainage, biodiversity planting and wellbeing spaces to create a model for the cities of our future. Could this sort of scheme be the answer to making our cities cleaner, safer, more environmentally-friendly places? It’s surely part of the puzzle as we work out how to fit clean energy into communities and towns.
Fergus Hynd oversees National Grid’s social initiative Grid for Good. He introduces the scheme which partners with charities to bring talent from under-represented and diverse backgrounds forward. Then the inspirational Taniya Bukhari, an Engineering Assistant, shares her experiences of overcoming challenges to shine in a placement she loves at National Grid.
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