Pete Capener

Peter is co-founder and Managing Director of Bath & West Community Energy, a director of Community Energy England and a trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Energy. He is chair of the BEIS ministerial Local Energy Contact Group.

Peter has worked in the sustainable energy field and on community energy for nearly 35 years, including many years as Chief Executive of the Centre for Sustainable Energy where he originally started in the mid eighties working with schools and communities. Since resigning from CSE in 2002 due to family illness, Peter has worked as an independent advisor on a range of energy efficiency, renewable energy and fuel poverty projects for various government, private and voluntary sector clients, with a strong focus on community action.

Peter has an MSc in Energy Resource Management and was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to sustainable energy.


Jane Stephenson

Jane is a founding member of BWCE and has been a Director since 2012 and Executive Chair since 2016. She brings over 35 years’ experience working at a senior level in the environmental sector, from senior roles at Avon Friends of the Earth developing practical recycling projects in the 1980s to being a founder member and Chair of the charity Waste Watch. She developed community led waste reduction initiatives with The Recycling Consortium from the 1990s, through to the development and leadership of Resource Futures as CEO from 2006 to 2016 and is now Chair of the Board. She was a Director of Bristol Green Capital Partnership until 2020. 

She lives in Paulton and plays an active role in a new network Green Action NE Somerset. She is a Quaker and member of Bath Meeting where she plays an active role in the Quaker community. She is an RSA Fellow.