Warning — I am no cinematographer under the best of circumstances. But having flown the redeye and then being wedged with a few hundred other people waiting for hours to get accredited as an observer for the international climate conference being held in the Bella Center in Copenhagen — with no actual line movement for most of that time — and then to learn it was only one of those Disneyland-esque “lines” just to get into the real line, well, at least I had my Flip Camera.
So I did a bunch of interviews that definitely give new meaning to the phrase up close and personal. My apologies, but given the experience with the NREL director in a far less noisy setting, I wanted to make sure to get the audio. And I did.
The first minute or so of this video is some gallows humor about the line — and then you’ll get the policy perspective of Daniel Argyropolous, a German (half Greek) who had worked for the German government on renewable policy and is now working in Great Britain for Garrad Hassan, which bills itself as “the worlds leading renewable energy consultancy.” If you think some Europeans mock our lame renewable energy policies, which have cost us global leadership in a variety of technologies we were once the world leader in, you’re right!
I had already interviewed the woman I panned to, and will post that shortly.
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