Monday, November 26, 2007

Hugo House - Communications Manager, Good Energy

How old are you?

What’s your occupation and who do you work for?
Communications Manager, Good Energy

How long have been doing this?
2 ½ years

What is it about your job that makes it ethical?
Good Energy is the only 100% renewable electricity supplier in the UK

What’s the best bit about your job?
Telling people about the solutions to climate change.

What’s the worst thing?
Talking to people who won’t believe that individuals can’t make a difference

What have the last 12 months been like for you?
Exciting and busy: climate change and renewables has been one of 2007’s hottest stories.

What were you doing before this?
I used to work in TV

What was your very first full-time job?
Milking cows (I was about 7 and it felt full-time)

What advice would you give to someone wishing to embark on the same sort of work as you?
Make sure you succeed – strive for the job you want, work hard at it and make a difference.

Have you got any plans for the next 12 months you’d like to share with us?
We’ll I’m getting married in April, I’d like to get a dog and have a baby too

What do you do to relax?
I like playing rugby and growing vegetables

Who do you live with?
My fiancé, Lizzy

Whereabouts do you live?
In a little village just outside Bath

If you were Prime Minister, what’s the very first thing you would do?
Get some very good advice – change the cabinet.

As cheap and easily available oil is expect to run out in the next couple of decades, what do you think will be the predominant form of transport in 2027?
I’d like it to be trains and bikes

Have you got any guilty carbon secrets?
I don’t think so – there’s no point feeling guilty about your carbon footprint, just do what you can to keep it small.

What have you done that you were most proud of?
I’ve recently set up a mini rugby club for the kids in my village.
What single issue are you most concerned about in the world at large?
All the people who think that mankind isn’t fantastic at adapting to change and who don’t believe a low carbon economy is just around the corner.

Which person in the public eye do you most admire and why?
Ken Livingstone – he makes the right choices, not just the popular ones.

What’s your website address?

What are your three favourite other websites of the moment?

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