Juliet Davenport OBE


Introducing Juliet Davenport OBE, the first of our Professors of Practice we are celebrating for International Women's Day 2018.

Headshot of Juliet

Juliet Davenport OBE is the founder and CEO of Chippenham-based Good Energy, one of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity supply and generator companies.

A true renewable industry entrepreneur, Juliet built Good Energy from scratch, starting from small beginnings more than 15 years ago. Her mission then, as it is now, was to tackle climate change, help deliver energy security for the UK, and give consumers the opportunity to buy 100% renewable electricity.

Juliet’s belief in the role renewables can and must play in an environmentally sustainable, economically affordable and diverse energy supply structure grew out of an early interest in climate change, which she studied as part of her physics degree at Oxford University. Her views were subsequently reinforced while working on an internship with the European Commission on Energy, during which she recognised that politics wasn’t going to drive the change that was needed.

It was this background that led to the creation of Good Energy which has a unique business model, using power purchase agreements to buy renewable electricity from an ever-growing network of small and medium sized independent generators spread across the UK. A founding member of the Social Stock Exchange, Good Energy has set the energy market standard for ethically and socially responsible companies, proving it’s entirely possible to do so while maintaining commercially sound and profitable business principles.

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