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3 Sep 2012

Transition Network conference 2012 preview: No:8 – Peter Capener on ‘Power to the People’

One of Saturday’s workshops at the 2012 Transition Network conference is called ‘Bringing power to the people’, and it looks at community energy companies and their potential.  It will feature four presenters, Allan Shepherd, author of the recently published ‘Home Energy Handbook’ (who we interviewed recently here), Mark Shorrock of Inazin, Chris Rowland of OVESCO, and Peter Capener of Bath and West Community Energy.  I asked Peter what he was planning to talk about, how BWCE is going, and what it is that he looks forward to at Transition Network conferences.

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Judith Anderson
4 Sep 10:01am

Why are there no women speaking at this workshop? cannot believe the only people with expertise are men!

Rob Hopkins
4 Sep 10:52am

Hi Judith. Thanks for your comment. It’s an important question. The reality was that the initiatives we wanted represented at this workshop all put up men as their representatives. Overall though, going through the workshop programme, 25 of the presenters are men, and 21 are women, and if you add in those who will be appearing in the Saturday night Transition Cabaret extravaganza, it’s pretty much 50/50.

Judith Anderson
4 Sep 11:15am

Thanks, that’s good to hear.