Philip is passionate about reducing a broad range of carbon emissions in energy, transport, food and stuff (embodied energy) as cost effectively as possible. He has been volunteering for Transition Bath as its Energy Convenor for 10 years, including helping to start its Energy Sparks project, which is now supporting carbon emission reduction in over 1000 schools nationally and teaching over 500,000 pupils about energy. He also runs its Ride To Work project which aims to get commuters out of their cars and onto electric bikes, and comments on sustainability aspects of planning applications and consultations on behalf of Transition Bath.
Professionally, Philip is currently is a commercial building energy assessor but has had a very varied career in engineering and finance. In his remaining spare time, he runs his home carbon neutrally, cycles rather than drives, has a vegetable garden and enjoys spending time in the outdoors.