About Jeremy Leggett
Jeremy Leggett is founder and Executive Chairman of Solarcentury and founder and Chairman of SolarAid, a charity set up by Solarcentury. He is also a founding director of the world's first private equity fund for renewable energy, Bank Sarasin's New Energies Invest AG (2000-present), which was Solarcentury's idea, and in which the company has a stake. He was a member of the UK Government's Renewables Advisory Board from 2002-6. He has worked in the oil industry, among other things researching oil source rocks funded by BP and Shell, and in the environment movement, where he won the US Climate Institute's Award for Advancing Understanding. He has recently been appointed a CNN "Principal Voice," and described by the Observer as "the UK's most respected green energy boss." His critically-acclaimed books The Carbon War and Half Gone cover climate change and peak oil.