John is a chartered member of the Energy Institute and worked in the electricity generation industry. He is very interested in finding ways of minimising climate change and renewable energy is an important part of the solution. He has invested in over 50 renewable energy projects and is well informed about renewable energy and in particular, the technicalities of solar power. He has helped a community solar project with technical advice and helped a local business to purchase a solar power system. For ten years, he promoted the low carbon message by writing the green column in a local electronic newspaper.