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18th May 2023
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, UK

Future of Energy Lecture 2023

In association with

We are delighted to announce that our eighth Future of Energy lecture will be given by

Juliet Davenport OBE

“A view from a Renewables Pioneer”

at The Royal Society on Thursday 18th May 2023.

 

Juliet Davenport OBE

Juliet was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to renewables and has spent her entire career in the energy sector creating solutions to combat climate change.  Her lecture “A view from a Renewables Pioneer”  will look at the key areas that need focus to deliver net zero.

In 1998, Juliet founded the AIM-listed company Good Energy, a 100% renewable energy utility specialising in decentralised small-scale renewables. In her role as CEO she oversaw its growth to a £130 million turnover business, including developing over 150MW of renewable assets and supporting 160,000 homes generating their own power. Juliet stepped down as CEO in 2021, moving to a non-executive board director role and chairing the Good Energy subsidiary, Zap-Map. She has since stepped down from both Good Energy and Zapmap.

Juliet has a wealth of non-executive and advisory experience. She serves on the board of the Crown Estate and supports their integration of sustainability across the organisation together with the development of renewables on Crown property. She recently stepped down from Innovate UK having served as a council member for 4 years, and has taken a position with Ombudsman Services. Most recently she took up the position of Chair for Atrato Onsight Energy, a listed Investment Trust developing onsite commercial solar rooftops and a NED on Connected Kerb, a business revolutionising the business of kerbside charging for EV. IT is the first LSE listed company to have an all-female board.

Juliet has had various appointments with academic organisations and think tanks focusing on sustainability and innovation, including the Gratham Institute at Imperial College and London School of Economics and The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University

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Juliet Davenport OBE

Presenter

Juliet Davenport OBE

Presenter

Juliet was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to renewables and has spent her entire career in the energy sector creating solutions to combat climate change.

In 1998, Juliet founded the AIM-listed company Good Energy, a 100% renewable energy utility specialising in decentralised small-scale renewables.  In her role as CEO she oversaw its growth to a £130 million turnover business, including developing over 150MW of renewable assets and supporting 160,000 homes generating their own power.  Juliet stepped down as CEO in 2021, moving to a non-executive board director role and chairing the Good Energy subsidiary, Zap-Map.  She has since stepped down from both Good Energy and Zapmap.

Juliet has a wealth of non-executive and advisory experience. She serves on the board of the Crown Estate and supports their integration of sustainability across the organisation together with the development of renewables on Crown property.  She recently stepped down from Innovate UK having served as a council member for 4 years, and has taken a position with Ombudsman Services.  Most recently she took up the position of Chair for Atrato Onsight Energy, a listed Investment Trust developing onsite commercial solar rooftops and a NED on Connected Kerb, a business revolutionising the business of kerbside charging for EV.  IT is the first LSE listed company to have an all-female board.

Juliet has had various appointments with academic organisations and think tanks focusing on sustainability and innovation, including the Gratham Institute at Imperial College and London School of Economics and The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University.

Charles Hendry

Chair

The Future of Energy Lecture series

As its strapline says, BIEE has for over 30 years provided a focal point for informed discussion and debate of key energy issues in the UK (and more broadly in Europe and globally). In 2014, to mark its 30th anniversary, BIEE  launched an annual lecture series – “The Future of Energy”. The lecture is given by a leading figure in the energy world from industry, government or academia on a topic of their choice.

Past Speakers

2022 Greg Jackson, Founder & Chief Executive, Octopus Energy – ‘Heating goes electric: Why heat pumps will become mainstream soon’
2019 Sinead Lynch, UK Country Chair, Shell – ‘The UK’s Energy Future: a call for greater urgency’
2018 Steve Holliday, Former CEO, National Grid – ‘We Need a Plan… or do we ?’
2017  The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy – ‘UK Energy Policy’
2016 Iain Conn, CEO, Centrica – ‘The Customer and the Changing Energy Landscape’
2015 Prof Dieter Helm, University of Oxford – ‘Energy Policy after the Election’
2014 Ian Marchant, Former CEO, SSE – ‘Keeping the Lights on’

Venue

The meeting will be held in the Dining Room on the lower ground floor of The Royal Society. Registration will start outside the meeting room at 17:00 and tea will be available on arrival. The lecture including Q&A will run for an hour and will be followed by a drinks reception at 18:30.

For directions to the Royal Society please click here

This event is not organized or endorsed by the Royal Society.

The Royal Society

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

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