Dale jumped on a plane with a couple of friends and headed to the city of Kyoto, Japan in December 1997 to take part in the United Nations Convention for Climate Change.
The idea was to lobby anyone that would listen on the merits of wind energy and the role it had to play in combating climate change. The Kyoto Protocol – the first legally binding agreement for industrialized countries to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gas - was the outcome of that historic convention.
A couple of days later Dale went to an electric vehicle show, which must have been one of the world’s first, also in Kyoto and tried unsuccessfully to buy an early EV from Toyota (an electric RAV 4). Not knowing then that 13 years or so later Ecotricity would launch it’s own electric (wind powered) supercar – The Nemesis. The wheel would turn full circle.