In July 2015 Sustainability First launched the New Energy and Water Public Interest Network, ‘New-Pin’.
New-Pin brings together public interest advocates, companies, regulators and government departments with an interest in energy and water to:
- develop clearer alignment between different stakeholders as to what the long-term public interest looks like in these sectors;
- increase understanding of any differences in views between stakeholders;
- develop capacity and expertise amongst public interest advocates to ensure a more level playing field in long-term company and regulatory decisions; and,
- improve understanding amongst company and regulatory boards of the value of public engagement in these sectors and what successful engagement looks like.