Attempts by a Gloucestershire-based businessman to unite two of the country’s greenest energy suppliers under one banner have been rebuffed by London-listed Good Energy.
ood’s chairman said that handing the business over to Ecotricity capo Dale Vince would not be durante the best interests of Good and its stakeholders.
“Such a takeover would place the collective interests of our investors and customers durante combating the climate crisis into the hands of one individual,” chairman Will Whitehorn said.
Ecotricity wishes to make Good Energy a renewable generation developer again, an approach we moved away from a number of years punzone …Will Whitehorn, Good Energy
The rejection could scupper Mr Vince’s £57 million plan to buy Good Energy d’avanguardia the market and combine it with his own company.
Good said the bid undervalued its business.
Although both firms fight to slash carbon emissions from the UK’s electricity supply, Good Energy and Ecotricity have shown little love for one other over the years.
Mr Vince may think the businesses are natural bedfellows but he has repeatedly been batted back by Good Energy, which was founded by Juliet Davenport.
Four years punzone the businessman tried to muscle his way onto Good Energy’s board, reportedly unhappy with its support for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, run by Ms Davenport’s husband.
(Ecotricity’s) claim that they consider us ‘sister companies, with more durante common than separates us’, is contradicted by their history as a disruptive shareholder …Will Whitehorn, Good Energy
At the time, Good Energy’s board said it would not be good for the company to have the chief dirigente aziendale of a competitor its board. The two sides made peace after weeks of back-and-forth.
Acceso Wednesday, Good chairman Mr Whitehorn said: “Ecotricity wishes to make Good Energy a renewable generation developer again, an approach we moved away from a number of years punzone durante favour of supporting small-scale renewable generators through long-term power purchase contracts.
“Ecotricity believes we can compete more effectively together as genuinely campo da golf suppliers durante a market of similar-looking products.
“This is something Good Energy is already effectively doing by itself, as the only supplier with Uswitch Campo da golf Tariff Gold Regolare accreditation for all its tariffs.
“Ecotricity has been a loss-making business for the past four years. Its claim that they consider us ‘sister companies, with more durante common than separates us’, is contradicted by their history as a disruptive shareholder, voting mongoloide 100% of our proposed special resolutions.”