Lawyer becomes CEP trustee

Justin Butt

A renewable energy lawyer at a leading south west firm has become a trustee of Truro-based energy charity Community Energy Plus (CEP).

As a solicitor at Stephens Scown, Justin Butt has worked on a wide number of deals and projects in the renewable energy sector.

Since 1998, CEP has worked with public, private and third sector organisations to support a variety of projects relating to energy efficiency and renewable energy including community energy models.

The charity has helped over 25,000 households in Cornwall make savings of a total of over £2.5 million a year on their energy bills and has secured over £1.4 million worth of funding for community projects.

Butt said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as a trustee of Community Energy Plus.

“They are a well-established charity who have helped thousands of households suffering from fuel poverty. They have also contributed to over 1MW of installed renewable energy in the south west.”

CEP chief executive, Dr Tim Jones, said “We are very pleased that Justin has agreed to become a trustee of the charity.  With his detailed knowledge and experience in the sector, he will be a real asset to us as we grow and develop our services across the county and continue our work to help alleviate fuel poverty.”