Who Are Harborough Energy
Harborough Energy is a cooperative, formed as a social enterprise to make Market Harborough an exemplar for locally owned and managed renewable energy. Any profits we make go to investors in projects, the landowners and landlords whose property we make use of and the community of Market Harborough to improve energy use, energy efficiency and home insulation.
The cooperative is made up of four board members who are responsible for the management and development of the organisation in order to fulfil its social purpose. If you would like to join us please get in touch, we’d be delighted to hear from you and what expertise you could add to Harborough Energy.
Over 25 years experience of delivering software systems to business and a keen environmentalist. Co-founder Transition Town Market Harborough and initiated the lottery funding application that eventually established Sustainable Harborough. Darren has strong local contacts and his desire is to improve the sustainability of the town and deliver clean efficient energy and improve the wealth and outcomes of the local population.
Peter Jones OBE
After retiring formally after 25 years in the waste sector Peter T Jones is involved in expounding and delivery of the emergent circular economy. Interest in the concept developed after initiating the Biffaward Mass Balance Programme from 1997 to 2008. Now retired from Biffa he is operating in NED or support roles for advanced thermal conversion technology
companies as well as pro bono work for Policy Connect, environmental NGOs, CIWEM and a Community Interest Company establishing low carbon best practice in Leicestershire. That work facilitates links between funders, technology providers, waste companies, property companies and fossil energy users. He qualified as an Industrial Economist in 1969 , holds an Honorary Degree from the University of Southampton for work associated with Environmental technologies and is a Member or Fellow of CIM , CIWEM, CIWM , CILT. He was awarded an OBE for services to the environment in 2007.
He has advised a wide range of blue chips with regard to Distributed energy from Waste , Chaired the WRAP sponsored Gas to Grid Group and the now defunct but groundbreaking West Midlands study into co- location of renewable energy and recovery processes.
David is working with Harborough Energy on a part time voluntary basis. He has lived in Harborough for nearly 30 years but been busy working across England in service management, information sharing, energy and transport related initiatives. He has had a keen interest in fuel conservation, process efficiency, sustainability and environmental issues since the early 80s.
Working with HE allows him to get involved locally and apply some of his extensive business experience and technical skills to help improve sustainability for Harborough people and businesses
Oliver is Chairman of the Sustainable Harborough Challenge Partnership Board. He has worked in environmental sustainability policy and projects for nearly 30 years working in local government, the voluntary sector and as an Independent Consultant. Oliver has lived in Leicester for the past 25 years and has a commitment to supporting local environmental initiatives. His other passion is cricket and Oliver coaches juniors at Leicester Electricity Sports Cricket Club
We could not operate without the substantial assistance of Gavin Fletcher and his team at Sustainable Harborough, who are supported by the Big Lottery Fund.