PRASEG elects a new Chair and Co-Chair
"It is an honour to be appointed chair of PRASEG, an organisation that has been promoting the development of renewable energy on a cross-party basis since its inception. PRASEG is a widely respected body that has undertaken fantastic work over the years." Alan Brown MP
PRASEG are delighted to announce a significant change in leadership after an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on 19th December 2023
Alan Brown MP of the Scottish National Party (SNP) has been elected as the new Chair, succeeding Bim Afolami MP, who stepped down in November 2023 upon assuming the role of Economic Secretary to the Treasury. Accompanying Alan Brown, we are pleased to welcome Alex Sobel MP from the Labour Party, who has been appointed as Co-Chair.
The transition in leadership underscores PRASEG's commitment to cross-party collaboration in championing renewable and sustainable energy solutions. Alan Brown MP, who served as the Vice Chair prior to this appointment and Alex Sobel, who is also Chair of the Net Zero APPG together will bring a wealth of experience and dedication to the cause.
Upon his election, Alan Brown MP, "It is an honour to be appointed chair of PRASEG, an organisation that has been promoting the development of renewable energy on a cross-party basis since its inception. PRASEG is a widely respected body that has undertaken fantastic work over the years."
As a Member of Parliament for Kilmarnock and Loudoun since 2015, Alan Brown MP has been a steadfast advocate for the interests of his constituency. His journey in public service, beginning as a local councillor in 2007, has been marked by a commitment to community development and environmental stewardship.
Given the pressing challenges of climate change and the significance of the ongoing election year, Alan Brown stressed the importance of keeping renewable and sustainable energy at the forefront of the national agenda. "I look forward to working with officers, members, and wider stakeholders to ensure that relevant policies and considerations are debated, discussed, and promoted as appropriate."
Alex Sobel MP has served as Shadow Minister for Nature Recovery and the Domestic Environment (2021-23) reflecting his deep commitment to environmentalism, focusing on policies that championed nature recovery and sustainable practices in both renewable energy and nature. PRASEG welcomes his hugely valuable expertise and continued commitment to these agendas.
The combined expertise and dedication of Alan Brown MP and Alex Sobel MP are expected to help guide PRASEG toward its commitment to fostering informed dialogue, advocating for progressive policies, and contributing to the advancement of a sustainable and resilient energy future for the United Kingdom.