BWEA CEO on Ofgem’s ‘Green Panel’

BWEA Chief Executive Nick Goodall has been named as one of 14 environmental experts who will form Ofgem’s Environmental Advisory Group.

London, England – August 16, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] The independent panel, chosen from industry, government and green organizations, will advise Ofgem on its green agenda and priorities for its work in relation to the environment. Nick Goodall has served as Chief Executive of the British Wind Energy Association, now the UK’s largest Renewable Energy body, since 1997, during which time membership has tripled to over 212 companies active in the sector, and the wind power contribution to the UK’s electricity supply mix has risen by 60 percent to just under 500 MW installed capacity. “I’m delighted to be working with Ofgem in ensuring that the environmental agenda remains high in securing best value to the consumer,” said Goodall. “The long term view requires that environmental issues are given the same level of importance as lowest possible prices.” Wind power in the UK has the capability to generate large volumes of electricity at some of the lowest prices in Europe, with all the environmental benefits of replacing conventional generation. The members of the Environmental Advisory Group are: Brian Count, Innogy; Professor Paul Ekins, University of Keele and Policy Studies Institute; Richard Farrant, non-executive member of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority; Rupert Fraser, Fibrowatt Ltd; Nick Goodall, British Wind Energy Association; Paul Jefferiss, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds; Eoin Lees, Energy Saving Trust; Paul Leinster, Environment Agency; Joan MacNaughton, Department of Trade and Industry; Colin Matthews, Lattice Group Plc; Dinah Nichols, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Jeremy Nicholson, Energy Intensive Users’ Group; John Roberts, United Utilities; Philip Wright, Scottish Executive.The Group will be chaired by Callum McCarthy, Chief Executive of Ofgem.

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