It was at university that I was first awed and concerned in equal measure by the wonder and fragility of our climate system; but I found it difficult to see how I could make a difference. I decided to take positive action by setting up Good Energy – a green energy supplier. The aim was to give people an opportunity to do something about climate change. We wanted to offer a solution that could appeal to people, to say ‘yes, this is big and quite a scary issue but you can do something about it'

We’re a planet-friendly energy company, supplying homes and businesses across the UK with 100% renewable electricity and our Green Gas. We’re based in Wiltshire and, over the last 17 years, have grown to serve 250,000 customers; employ over 320 staff; and generate over £90m in annual revenue. We own several wind and solar farms and source the remainder of our electricity from over 1,400 independent renewable generators all over Britain.

My advice for somebody wanting to be get into the energy industry would be to start with a clear vision and find good people to support you. You don’t have to start your own business to support renewables: there’s a huge range of opportunities - from engineering to accountancy – in existing businesses. We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join the Good Energy team. In fact, we plan to double in size in the next five years. Visit our vacancies page if you’d like to come aboard.

It was at university that I was first awed and concerned in equal measure by the wonder and fragility of our climate system; but I found it difficult to see how I could make a difference. I decided to take positive action by setting up Good Energy – a green energy supplier. The aim was to give people an opportunity to do something about climate change. We wanted to offer a solution that could appeal to people, to say ‘yes, this is big and quite a scary issue but you can do something about it'

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Juliet Davenport: founder and Chief Executive of Good Energy