Emma Bridge

Emma Bridge

Chief Executive
Emma has over fifteen years’ experience in sustainable development, working for the public, private and community sectors. She has on the ground experience of community energy, as previous to her role at CEE, Emma was General Manager of Sheffield Renewables from 2012 to 2014. Her role included project management of community renewable energy schemes, developing and managing community share offers and supporting the development of community energy across the South Yorkshire region.Emma’s expertise in sustainable development has meant she is widely sought to share her knowledge on local, national and European levels. Emma has supported a number of European best practice projects on green infrastructure, governance and renewable energy. She is currently on the expert panels of three EU projects focussed on community energy and sits on a number of national energy advisory groups.

Philip Coventry

Projects & Operations Managerp.coventry@communityenergyengland.org
Philip is Community Energy England’s Projects & Operations Manager. He joined the organisation in late 2019, shortly after completing his PhD in climate justice and international climate finance policy. Philip is particularly interested in innovation and capacity within the sector, as well as ensuring responses to climate change and community energy projects are equitable and just. He has been focussing on governance within Community Energy England and managing operational shifts that have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic, and has ensured that Community Energy England has successfully delivered projects while remaining engaged with members and stakeholders. Philip previously worked in banking regulation and consultancy before returning to academia in 2013. He is currently a trustee for a grant-making charitable trust focused on building community, social justice and environment/sustainability.

Duncan Law

Policy and Advocacy Managerd.law@communityenergyengland.org
Duncan read English and trained and worked as an actor and director until 2006 when he decided to focus on climate change. He founded Transition Town Brixton and has been involved in developing many of its main projects such as the Brixton Pound and Brixton Energy, which has put 3 community-owned solar arrays on social housing roofs since 2011. It also gave rise to Repowering London which has helped many London community energy projects get going. From 2013 Duncan worked as a campaigner for Biofuelwatch. He is a qualified permaculture designer and has conducted a full scale energy retro-fit on his Victorian house. He is passionate about people-led solutions to climate change and re-imagining the way we do everything.
Charlotte Heywood

Charlotte Heywood

Membership & Executive Support Officerc.heywood@communityenergyengland.org
Charlotte is the Administrative Officer of Community Energy England and she was appointed in April 2016. Before her position at CEE, Charlotte worked as an administrator for a small, Sheffield based company. Alongside this she has several years experience within the voluntary sector.
Jon Hall

Jon Hall

Communications and Partnerships Officerj.hall@communityenergyengland.org
Jon was appointed in 2016 and focuses on our events, research, communications and innovation. Before joining CEE he managed a wide range of projects including academic conferences, research projects, divestment campaigns, music festivals and a record label, whilst also volunteering at numerous environmental and community projects. In 2017 he completed an MSc in Environmental Management. Jon is also a director of Zero Carbon Yorkshire. He is keen to talk to anyone who is empowering others to collectively combat climate change.