In 1995 she changed direction, helping to found the charity Energy21, and was managing director for ten years, promoting community renewable energy. Jackie’s Stroud cottage ran on 100% renewable energy.
She was President of the Women’s Engineering Society from 2002-03 and a judge for Clear Skies 2004-06.
In 2007 she moved to Cornwall to help create a new sustainable community, Trelay, ensuring the long term continuity of the Energy21 Network of community organisations by linking it with the Centre for Alternative Technology.
She is a freelance writer, speaker and consultant, passionate about the Transition to a resilient energy and local food era.