Barbara Hammond, MBE, CEO
From 2000 until 2010, Dr Barbara Hammond was in Government, heading up the UK’s renewable energy programme. During this time she set up the first capital grants programmes to support renewable energy technologies. Prior to this she worked with Sir David King to help influence international partners on climate change in the run up to the UK presidency of the G8 and the EU in 2005.
Since 2008 Barbara has been involved in community energy groups in her own neighbourhood, helping to bring projects like Osney Lock Hydro and Matthew Arnold School’s solar PV project to fruition. In 2010, Oxford City Council asked Barbara to explore the potential for growing community-led energy through social enterprise. This became the Low Carbon Hub which was launched in December 2011.
Barbara is on the UK’s Community Energy Contact Group, working with Government on the strategy for Community Energy. She was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List for services to community energy development, particularly in Oxfordshire.
The Projects Team
The team of experts at Low Carbon Hub bring with them vast and varied experience, in international project development, renewables, energy efficiency and community energy management and technologies.
All of them are also involved in small-scale renewables and climate change projects in their own communities.