The Bristol Distinguished Address: Juliet Davenport OBE; CEO, Good Energy

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Date: 25 October 2017
Venue: UWE Bristol, Bristol Business School, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
Time: Reception: 18:00 Lecture: 18:30 Networking: 19:30

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Science, climate and politics: the perilous path to decarbonisation

Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and Founder of Good Energy, will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled 'Science, climate and politics: the perilous path to decarbonisation'.

The science is clear: our climate is changing and the UK must decarbonise its energy use. With the UK in the midst of an energy revolution, technology is changing how we all consume and interact with energy as consumers. But a combination of local, national and international politics threatens to be a barrier to much needed action. From electricity, to transport and heat, the UK needs to adopt a consistent approach to decarbonisation that covers all sectors of society.

In this lecture Juliet will discuss both the opportunities and the challenges, and look at how digitisation, decentralisation and flexibility will be at the heart of a future energy network fit for the 21st century.

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  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Networking


Registration will open for this event on the 27th September 2017.


Juliet Davenport is the founder and CEO of Good Energy, one of the UK's first entirely renewable electricity supplier and generator companies. Good Energy was conceived as a business which could profitably empower consumers and businesses to address their environmental concerns. It has become a catalyst for entrepreneurship among dozens of renewable power generators in England, Wales and Scotland.

Juliet was appointed to the Natural Environment Research Council in 2015, awarded a Harmony Professorship of Practice at the University of Wales in 2016, and was offered an honorary doctorate from the University of Bristol in 2017. She sits on the Industry Panel for HM Treasury's Review on Patient Capital and is a member of the Corporate Advisory Group for the British Academy's Future of the Corporation project.

In 2017, Juliet was invited to become a member of the joint Advisory Board on Climate Change and Environmental Research at Imperial College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2013, she was awarded an OBE for services to renewables.

About the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA, Bristol City Council, Bristol Junior Chamber, Bristol Law Society, Bristol Post, Business West, CBI, CIPD, CMI, FSB, IoD, ICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.

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Cost: Free
Contact: Strategic Communications and Engagement
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 84517

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