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Jeremy Leggett

"Britain's most respected green energy boss", championing use of tech for social good.

Jeremy Leggett is an award-winning social entrepreneur and critically-acclaimed author whose books include The Carbon War, Half Gone, The Energy of Nations, and The Winning Of The Carbon War.

He is founder and a director of Solarcentury, the UK's fastest growing renewable energy company since 2000, developer and installer of solar in a dozen countries on four continents, winner of a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation and many other awards.

Jeremy Leggett is also founder and chairman of SolarAid, an African solar lighting charity set up with five percent of Solarcentury’s annual profit’s, itself parent to a non-profit social venture, SunnyMoney, that has sold almost 2 million solar lights in Africa and won a BITC Unilever Global Development Award.

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An Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy Awards, he has been described by the Observer as ‘Britain’s most respected green energy boss’. He was the first Hillary Laureate for International Leadership in Climate Change, a CNN Principal Voice, has won a Gothenburg Prize, and was the first non-Dutch winner of a Royal Dutch Honorary Sustainability Award.

He lectures on short courses in business and society at the universities of Cambridge and St Gallen, and is an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute.

An occasional writer for national media including the Guardian and the Financial Times, he maintains a website blog on the opportunities and dangers of tech: www.jeremyleggett.net.

 

 

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Topics

Solar Vision: Powering A Different Future

Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

The Clash of Energy and People

Developing A Sustainable and Economic Energy Business

Innovation and Sustainability

Renewable Energy And Its Benefits

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A story very well told. As far as I am aware there is no one on this planet who has a comparable all-encompassing, multi-disciplinary view and understanding of these issues to Leggett's.

World Council for Sustainable Development

I was so captivated by it. The narrative device of running the years and the oil price gives it power and tension. The inter-weaving of account and candid diary makes one feel one has a front-row seat at the places where things almost happen.

Buro-Happold

Publications

The Winning of the Carbon War

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The Energy of Nations

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The Carbon War

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Half Gone

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The Solar Century

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The Empty Tank

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  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

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