Non-profit urges UK government to make workforce diversity a priority in clean energy

A new paper is being launched today at the House of Lords in London that challenges government, regulators and companies working on clean energy to make gender diversity a key priority. The paper has been produced by the EWiRE network, set up by Regen to provide a vibrant network for women working in clean energy.

The paper ‘The role of women as drivers of change in the energy transition’ brings together articles from inspiring women leading the transformation of our energy mission on the key role of gender diversity.

Rachel Hayes, founder of EWiRE says, “In 2019, we want to see more women leading the energy industry through this period of extraordinary change. We want to ensure that every key policy and regulatory forum has a strong and diverse voice.”

Louise Wilson, founding and joint managing director at abundance says “Those of us in or supporting the clean energy sector like to feel that we are doing our bit. But the truth is, we’re not doing nearly enough. Our sector won’t be delivering what is needed to stem catastrophic climate change until it is many, many times bigger, with a modern 21st century workforce at all levels – from intern to board.” 

The paper can be downloaded here. 

The Clarion Energy Women in Power committee holds networking events focused on gender diversity in the energy sector at HydroVision, POWERGEN International and DISTRIBUTECH International.
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