Talking Net Zero Episode 16 – Matt Allen

This week Sara Sloman is in conversation with Matt Allen, CEO, Pivot Power, which is building a nationwide network of energy super-hubs to enable rapid EV charging, powered by low-carbon energy sources. The first super-hub has already opened in Oxford, with Coventry the next, and many more to follow.

Or, as Matt puts it: “It’s a big battery in a field, that’s unlocking small mobile batteries on the road. They are unrelated apart from sharing a connection point, but both are critical to getting to a net zero outcome.”

He draws parallels with the last time, 100 years ago, when there was a massive conversion of transport (from horse to petrol power) and how it took place in only a decade despite the massive infrastructure requirements.

They talk about the way people respond with an urgency in a crisis and why that makes the language we use important. The mull on what consumer pressure will do on the road to net zero and why ‘scare tactics’ are not the answer.

“Avoiding a Climate Catastrophe is a participatory sport’ says Matt as he explains “why we all need to get on the pitch and score some goals.”

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