The ADE has announced its new Vice-President: MP for Warrington North, Charlotte Nichols MP.
Charlotte Nichols is a vocal advocate for the decarbonisation of the UK’s energy system and in her role as a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, has played a key role in exploring the range of technologies that will play a vital role in the UK’s net zero future.
Charlotte is also a Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hydrogen, a Co-Chair of the Group on Nuclear, and has an interest in the effects of our energy transition on the UK’s workforce. Charlotte is a champion of green skills and of an equitable Green Industrial Revolution – noting in her maiden speech in the House of Commons, that she would be ‘working to deliver a green industrial revolution that puts power, in its most literal sense, into the hands of our community.’
Ian Calvert, CEO at the Association for Decentralised Energy said:
"We are delighted to welcome Charlotte to our board of Vice-Presidents. Charlotte's impact on the debate surrounding the UK’s energy transition and the delicate balance between championing new technologies and retaining viable, high-skilled jobs, has been hugely significant in the relatively short time that she’s been an MP.
"2021 presents a pivotal moment for the UK and the world as we look to build back from the pandemic whilst enshrining our commitment to a net zero future. It is important that we continue to lead this debate and to advocate for the range of technologies that will support our decarbonisation, delivering our net zero ambitions. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Charlotte and are looking forward to the knowledge and insights she can bring to our work in the sector."