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Actor and Clean Energy Advocate Robert Llewellyn Joins Energy Voice’s 10 Point Pod for Earth Day 2021

April 22, 2021

Actor and clean energy advocate Robert Llewellyn joined the Energy Voice team this week for a fascinating discussion on low emissions vehicles in the latest episode of 10 Point Pod. 

Best known for his thirty-year stretch as the rubber-masked mechanoid Kryten in the much-loved science fiction comedy, ‘Red Dwarf’, Robert is the founder and host of Fully Charged, a YouTube channel focussing on the future of transporting people and goods, and on the transition away from fossil fuels more generally. 

The special episode of Energy Voice’s 10 Point Pod was recorded ahead of Earth Day 2021, the annual event aimed at demonstrating support for environmental protection. In the episode, the team looks at Point 4 of the Government’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, ‘Accelerating the Shift to Zero Emission Vehicles’.  

Robert and the Energy Voice team discuss the UK’s once in a generation opportunity to reshape our towns and cities around people rather than cars, the challenges of conflict elements, and how electric vehicles can provide and rebalance our power needs as well as consuming it. Plus, despite the hype, Robert and Maria Bengtsson from Ernst & Young don’t think hydrogen is the solution for powering passenger cars, but it could have an important role as they discuss its advantages in terms of the raw materials and production capacity. 

Leading the global energy conversation, Energy Voice has teamed up with Ernst & Young to answer the questions raised by the UK government’s green industrial revolution plan through its brand-new 10 Point Pod podcast boxset series. The 10 Point Pod kicked off in January with a podcast episode and supporting article each month analysing the nuances of the government’s net zero plan with the full boxset due to be completed in time for the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow this November. 

Ryan Stevenson, Head of Energy Voice, said, ‘The UK has a huge opportunity to become a world leader in the deployment of zero emissions vehicles, so we’re thrilled to welcome Robert onto the 10 Point Pod to offer his insight on how this can be achieved.  

‘His expertise on the theme is unrivalled, and he joins a list of terrific guests to feature in the series as excitement for COP26 builds; I’m already looking forward to welcoming Olympic gold medal cyclist Chris Boardman to the next episode!’ 

Fully Charged’s founder Robert Llewellyn said, ‘The thing that really raises my spirits is the level of interest, enthusiasm and even, dare I say it, hope that surrounds the possibilities emerging in the new energy and transport sector. Being involved in this podcast is a treat, a delight and a privilege I’m very appreciative of.’ 

Christopher Phin, Head of Podcasts for DC Thomson Media, added, ‘This series is a terrific example of nimble innovation and commercialisation in the podcast space, and proof that you don’t need to count your downloads in the millions in order to be able to lead a global conversation.’ 

Listen to this episode of the “10 Point Pod” series as part of the Energy Voice – Out Loud podcast, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts here

Read the accompanying article to the episode here.

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