Burke’s Blog #2: UK energy guru says politicians are major renewables hurdle

Renewable energy sources have long been touted as the answer to low carbon electricity generation but the reality on the ground is far more complicated and the barriers to adoption far greater.

In his second video blog for RTCC, Tom Burke, founding director of sustainability consultancy E3G and a former executive director of Friends of the Earth explains how falling costs and improving technologies have left governments as the single largest remaining obstacle.

Tom Burke on the potential of renewables from Responding to Climate Change on Vimeo.

Filmed by John Parnell and Tierney Smith

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