The awards will be judged by a panel of influential and respected experts, advocates and spokespeople in smart and renewable energy.
Green Energy Award Judges 2018
Lord Robin Teverson
Robin is a member of the House of Lords where he leads on energy and climate change issues for the Liberal Democrats. In the late nineties he was a member of the European Parliament representing Cornwall and Plymouth. In Brussels and Strasbourg he took a particular interest in marine, environmental and regional policy issues. His business career has been in freight and logistics, and more recently the provision of finance to the small and medium-sized business sector. Robin is currently chairman of Wessex Investors Ltd and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Robin lives with his wife in Cornwall and they have two daughters.
Afsheen is a community energy specialist with over 10 years extensive experience of working with communities and Local Authorities. Afsheen sits as Chair of the Brixton Energy Solar Co-operatives the UK’s first inner-city community-owned solar power stations. A former Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Energy and Climate Change and current Chair of Community Energy England Afsheen remains influential in both local and national community energy decision making. Afsheen also sits on the Board of Friends of the Earth and is Chair of the Finance Committee. Prior to Repowering’s foundation, Afsheen pioneered Lambeth Council’s Community Energy Programme and was instrumental in setting up the Muslim Women’s Collective in Tower Hamlets that seeks to empower women to play an active role in improving the environment.
Philip Bazin has led the environment team at Triodos Bank since 2013. He has extensive experience in project and asset finance in the renewable energy sector, and often speaks at industry events. Before joining Triodos, Philip worked on many large public-sector-led infrastructure projects, including raising finance for energy and waste management projects.
Adriana Laguna is the low-carbon technologies and external engagement manager at UK Power Networks. Previously, Laguna worked at Acciona Energy, developing 300 MW of wind energy in Mexico, and worked in the Ministry of Energy in Mexico, helping to design Mexico’s first renewable energy program. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree in environmental science and policy from Columbia University and a BS degree in industrial engineering from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Prior to joining the National Infrastructure Commission, Phil Graham worked on many of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects for the Department for Transport. He led the development of the government’s high speed rail strategy from its inception and took it through one of the country’s largest ever consultation and analysis processes, as well as leading the team supporting Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission and working on the London Olympics.
Previous roles include posts running DfT’s incident response team, working on the Eddington study of transport and economic growth and as Private Secretary to the Secretary of State.
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