Pete Capener gets MBE in New Year Honours list

Huge congratulations to our very own Chair and founder director Pete Capener on getting recognised for 30 plus years of work in the clean energy sector. He received his award of the Member of the British Empire, or MBE, in the 2015 New Year Honours list for ‘services to sustainable energy. Presumably they will be casting a special medal for him, and fellow sustainable energy champion Barbara Hammond, in recycled metal with a reused cloth bit that it hangs on.

You can read more about Pete Capener and his lifetime of toil in the clean energy vineyard here

The Bath Chronicle reported the story thus with Pete quote as saying  “I’m very pleased to have the work that we’ve been doing on community energy acknowledged, recognised and valued. It’s good to see that this is an area of activity that is regarded as important.” He went on to say it would be increasingly important for communities to take control of their energy destiny by finding sustainable ways of generating their own power.

And so say all of us – very well done Pete

New sideboard wanted

Not content with being named Leader of the Year at the UK Community Energy Awards Pete Capener, our chair, has just added another trophy to his groaning sideboard. He was voted South West Sustainable Energy Champion at last week’s ‘Renewable Futures and Green Energy Awards’ held in the Assembly Rooms in Bath. After years of work championing the once unfashionable community energy sector – congratulations Pete – you deserve it.