With 10,000 members and investment of more than £190m, the UK community energy movement is a significant force in renewable energy. Do government cuts threaten to derail locally-owned renewables and what’s next for this vibrant sector.
Will has driven the Brighton Energy Co-op (BEC) forward from its inception. Overseeing both new project development and fund-raising for BEC, he has experience in the technical and financial aspects of renewable energy, as well as marketing and communications. In 2014 he was awarded Community Energy Fundraiser of the Year; in 2015 he also won the People’s Environmental Award’s prize for Energy.