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Hugh Butcher

Hugh Butcher

Senior Environment Officer - City of Darebin

Bio

Hugh Butcher has been Darebin’s Senior Environment Officer – Energy for over four years, but has worked in public and private roles for over a decade, delivering tangible results in the climate change space. This has included strategy development, advising state authorities on renewable energy procurement, and large scale water storage projects. Before arriving at Darebin, Hugh spent a number of years leading Yarra City Council’s greenhouse program, which included highlights such as achieving Carbon Neutral certification for the organisation- a first for any Victorian Council at the time. In recent years Hugh’s work has focused on the rollout of renewable energy, most notably with the innovative Darebin Solar Saver Program, and the project manager of the Victorian Energy Collaboration (VECO).