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Sustainable Stories – EP1 Kane Thornton – Chief Executive, Clean Energy Council

Mental Health and Well-Being.

In this episode Russell French, Founder of Energetic Consulting, meets with the Kane Thornton who is the Chief Executive of the Clean Energy Council (CEC).

Whilst Kane is an advocate for the solar & energy storage industry, he also is an advocate for mental health and well-being. In this thought provoking interview he openly shares his own personal story of challenge, struggle and ultimately how he overcome the obstacles to find greater peace, health and well-being in his personal life which flows through to all he manages in his professional life.

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Article by Russell French – Founder of Energetic Consulting Australia

Energetic-Consulting-Founder-Russell-FrenchRussell is a veteran of the Australian renewable energy industry of 15 years and an innovative business leader with a proven track record spanning over 20 years.

He has served as a Director for several well known renewable energy companies like:

  • Enphase Energy as their APAC Director and Australian Country Manager and brought the business to Australia and setup their operations in the region
  • Sungrow ($2.2B, world largest solar inverter manufacturer in partnership with Samsung SDI) as their Marketing & Strategy Director
  • Sun Empire as Founder and Managing Director. Sun Empire was a founding company member of the Clean Energy Council of Australia.

Russell has also worked in the award winning Sustainability Strategy team for the City of Melbourne developing the city’s renewable energy and solar program, and helped develop the new Solar & Storage division for one of Australia’s largest energy retailers, Red Energy which is owned by the iconic Snowy Hydro.

He served as the Secretary & Convenor for the Melbourne Chapter of the Smart Energy Council of Australia (formerly Australian Solar Council) for 5 years and is the Founder of Solar Social, a new and innovative meet-up bringing together like minded businesses and professionals to discuss innovation and the latest technology developments.


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