(Note: despite a request for correction, this article erroneously identifies me as “president” of the Weinberg Foundation. I do not serve in any official capacity with the Foundation beyond my enthusiasm and vigorous support. It also erroneously applies some of the panelist’s earlier ADSR neutron beam comments to LFTR.)
We were then fortunate to have lunch with Baroness Worthington and her friend and former boss, Ian Marchant, CEO of Scottish and Southern Energy. We enjoyed the first hand stories about the energy challenges of developing nations and the great work that Scottish and Southern and others are doing in this regard. We also greatly appreciated the thoughtful insight into the energy needs and long-term energy views for the UK and world markets.
The leadership of the Weinberg Foundation began arriving at the Palace to prepare for the launch event that evening in the River Room. In typical form, I was fussing with a slide presentation that I would ultimately not give once I saw the group and the room.
Shortly before the evening launch event, Baroness Worthington and I were both interviewed by Justin Rowlatt, a reporter with the BBC who hosts the “Business Daily” radio segment. Justin was very affable and friendly, but what really entertained me was when he began the radio interview with the Baroness and put his “radio voice” on. It was a very excited voice, and so I determined that when it was my turn to be interviewed I would have to have a very excited and entertaining voice as well, so as not to sound too monotone.
Justin launched into a question sequence with the Baroness that she handled exceptionally well. So much so that I found myself marveling what a “pro” she was at things like this, and she handled his probing questions seemingly without any difficulty. Justin’s piece was aired on the BBC and can be downloaded as a podcast: