Bristol, September 12th, 2015 – This coming November, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey, is to join community energy enterprise Mongoose Energy as Chairman. Mongoose Energy works with community groups, commercial developers and investors in the UK to bring energy assets into community ownership and is currently in the process of developing and launching a community energy supply company.
In his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Mongoose Energy Ed will manage and provide leadership to the Board of Directors.
During his time as Secretary of State, Ed Davey published the UK’s first Community Energy Strategy, a powerful acknowledgement of the growth and potential of community renewables in the country.
Commenting on his new role at Mongoose Energy, Ed Davey said: “I’m delighted to be joining Mongoose to help them grow Britain’s community energy movement. While there are many fantastic examples of community energy projects across the UK, there’s great potential for a huge increase – helping people go green, save money and strengthen their communities. As Secretary of State I was proud to launch Britain’s first ever Community Energy Strategy and as Chairman of Mongoose Energy I will be able to play a new role outside of Government helping to shape the future of community energy in the UK.”
Mongoose Energy Managing Director Jan-Willem Bode says: “Having Ed in the team is a great milestone for Mongoose Energy. His vision is totally aligned with Mongoose’s and we are all very excited to have the opportunity to work closely with him.”
About Rt Hon Ed Davey:
Ed is a trained economist and was a management consultant before being elected in 1997. He was the MP for Kingston and Surbiton for 18 years, serving on the front bench of the Liberal Democrats for most of that time. During the Coalition Government, he first served as a Business Minister under Vince Cable, where he was responsible for, amongst other things, Trade and Investment Policy, Corporate Governance and Competition and Consumer Affairs Policy. In February 2012, he became the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, where he oversaw the largest ever increase in renewable energy and published Britain’s first ever Community Energy Strategy.
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