DALE VINCE has announced that he is leaving Ecotricity. 

The founder of the world's first green energy company has announced that he is looking for a new owner for Ecotricity. 

This comes as Mr Vince says he will be moving into the world of politics, claiming that the next election is 'the most important of our lives'

Mr Vince will continue his work as Chairman of Forest Green Rovers. 

On the decision,  Mr Vince, said:

“This is a huge decision – it’s been my life for a long time and is arguably my life’s work.

"But it’s the right decision at the right time – our pipeline of green energy projects is way beyond what we can fund ourselves, while at the same time, the country’s need for new sources of renewable energy has never been bigger.

"Or more urgent - we’re halfway through the vital last decade, the UN said we had to avoid the worst of climate change, and little has changed in that time.

"The good news is that the war in Europe has finally brought the attention of our government to this issue, through the risk to energy supplies and the newfound interest in Energy Independence.

“By passing the baton now to a new owner, Ecotricity will be able to play a big role in the accelerated shift to 100% green energy on the grid.

"And I will be able to play a part in the next general election in some way or another.

"We have everything we need to get to net zero as a country, we have the technology, economics is on our side, as are the public - we clearly have the need, what we lack are politicians that get it and the policies that will help make it happen - faster.

“I believe this will be the most important election of our lives.”