Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

Riversimple: Building the Hydrogen Car!

Great interview yesterday with Hugo Spowers, the moving spirit behind Riversimple — a tiny company that plans to bring the world's first hydrogen-powered car to market in 2014. The company is a little group of valiant and enormously experienced entrepreneurs and engineers based in Ludlow, Shropshire, a gorgeous mediaeval market town in a forgotten corner of England near the Welsh border.  Riversimple has an agreement with the Leicester council and with the county councils of Shropshire and Herefordshire to do a pilot project involving 30 cars in each location — and from there they plan to spread across the country. They've also created a whole new corporate structure, and they give their technology away on the internet, hoping that others in Argentina, Australia and America will pick it up and start building micro-factories for hydrogen cars all over the world. An amazing group.

Nutty? Maybe — but the chairman of the board is Sebastian Piech, whose family is already deep in the auto industry. You may recognize their brand — it's called Porsche. 

We'll post the interview with Hugo Spowers later this year.