David McPhee

Renewables/Energy Transition

First man to walk to both poles will make renewable powered return to Antarctica


On 15 November 2017, Robert Swan, OBE, 61 - the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles - is making a return expedition to Antarctica with his son Barney, 23, one of a new generation of explorers. The eight-week journey, called the South Pole Energy Challenge, will be the world’s first polar expedition powered solely by renewable energy sources, including solar, wind technology and advanced biofuels made out of woodchip waste provided by Shell.