CSE Chief Executive Simon Roberts awarded OBE

Honour for head of Bristol based national energy charity

13 June 2011

Simon Roberts, Chief Executive since 2002 of the Bristol-based national charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), has been awarded an OBE for services to renewable energy in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Simon has been helping people, organisations and policy-makers to tackle the threat of climate change and end the misery of cold homes for more than 25 years. He played a leading role in the Government’s Renewables Advisory Board for 8 years (2002-10) and has a long track-record in promoting the importance of community engagement with renewable energy.

Simon commented on the award: “It’s a great surprise to be honoured like this when you’re simply working on things you believe in and care about, and when you rely so much on colleagues and partners to achieve what you achieve. I’m very proud of the work we do at CSE and it’s a real thrill to get this recognition.”

Peter Lipman, Chair of Trustees at CSE, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Simon has been recognised for his work, particularly in promoting the importance of engaging communities in the planning, development and ownership of renewable energy projects. Simon has been involved with CSE in various ways for more than half his career so it is very fitting that he receives this award as he enters his tenth year as our Chief Executive.”

See www.cse.org.uk/pages/about-us/staff/management-group for more details of Simon’s career.

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