Peter Rolton Eur Ing, BSc, CEng, MCIBSE, MIMechE, ACIArb., MInst.E, MAE, FRSA Director and Chairman
CHANGE IS NOT A DESTINATION, AND HOPING FOR THE BEST IS NOT A STRATEGY.
Informed debate and clarity of thought are vital.
When it comes to energy, Peter Rolton is clear about the issues we face, and the need for a cohesive strategy to tackle them. He is a passionate advocate of informed debate, and has consistently brought clarity to this complex situation.
"If we consider the human race as one family and carbon-based energy as our inheritance, we have remortgaged the family home up to the hilt, raided the piggy bank and sold the family silver on E-Bay. It took millions of years to build up our carbon reserves and in comparative terms; as a race we have got through most of it in one second of evolutionary time."
He says: "It’s becoming more widely understood that something has to change. But change is not a destination and hoping for the best is not a strategy. Clients need impartial, informed advice that guides their strategy, backed up by sound implementation skills - and that’s what we provide."
Trained originally as a building services engineer, Peter Rolton has been the architect of the path through which Rolton Group has addressed the challenges of renewables, carbon and the built environment.
Along the way he served for four years as a Government advisor on the UK’s Renewables Advisory Board and has worked as a strategic partner with some of the world’s largest and most successful blue-chip multi-national companies as they develop strategies for renewable energy.
"If the UK is united on one thing about energy it is that, on an individual basis, the public knows what it’s not in favour of. When it comes to offering up solutions it’s not that confident. Pointing at single solutions like wind farms and saying that they are too expensive is missing the point. Carbon-based forms of energy like oil and gas are running out. Energy is going to be more expensive and a portfolio of renewable energies will necessarily be part of our solution in the future."
"We need to see the bigger picture and not become hung up on individual technologies and individual costs. We need a completely different technology mix and not a reliance on one form of energy supply. We need all forms of technology to be applied – and we need it to happen quickly."