Juliet Davenport - CEO of Good Energy
Juliet Davenport OBE is the founder and CEO of Good Energy, one of the UK’s first entirely renewable electricity supplier and generator companies.
A true renewable industry entrepreneur, Juliet built Good Energy from scratch in 1999. 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 and invest in 100% renewable electricity.
Juliet’s passion for renewables grew out of an early interest in climate change, which she studied as part of her physics degree at Oxford University. It is her belief that renewables can and must play a part in an environmentally sustainable, economically affordable and diverse energy supply structure.
Her views were 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.
Today, the company supplies electricity and gas, administrates Feed-in-Tariff payments, generates its own renewable electricity and plays an important role on the renewable energy stage.
Juliet sits on the Energy UK board as a representative of smaller suppliers and in June 2015 was appointed to the board of the Natural Environment Research Council. She is also a founding director of the POWERful Women initiative, which supports improving gender diversity in the energy industry.
In 2013 Juliet was awarded an OBE for services to renewables. Since then the company has won a number of awards including being named Company of the Year at the 2015 BusinessGreen Leaders Awards.