Community Energy Plus News

Local renewable energy champion shortlisted for national award

The profile of a local charity which delivers local solutions to fuel poverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy has received a major boost after Neil Farrington, Sustainable Energy Projects Manager at Community Energy Plus, has been shortlisted for a Renewable Energy Association Award.

Neil has made it onto a shortlist of seven for the Champion Award which celebrates the achievement of an individual who deserves recognition for their contribution to the British renewable energy sector.

Since joining Community Energy Plus in 2002, Neil has worked with numerous communities to build awareness about the options for, and has assisted with the delivery of, renewable energy projects in community settings in Cornwall and he recently secured Low Carbon Community Challenge status for a Cornish project.  He is well respected for the training he provides on renewables and climate change and his contribution to new planning guidance on the use of renewables in Cornwall.

Ian Smith, Managing Director of Community Energy Plus said: “We’re really proud of Neil’s achievements and being shortlisted for such a prestigious industry award is a testament to the significant contribution Neil has made to the renewable energy sector in Cornwall, and by inference the UK, since during the period he has been working with us, Cornwall has been one of the leading regions for renewable energy uptake.”

The results of the Renewable Energy Association Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in London on 10th June.