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Will Guyatt
Thursday 30 July 2020

Dale Vince, the founder of Ecotricity ( – the world’s first green energy company, and chairman of Forest Green Rovers Football Club ( is releasing his first book, Manifesto later this year on Penguin Random House’s Ebury Press imprint. 

Available internationally on Thursday, 26th November – the self-penned book is part biography and part blueprint for saving the planet.  Manifesto takes lessons learned from a decade on the road as a traveller, and experiences from a quarter century leading Ecotricity, and life as a United Nations Climate Champion to spell-out a sustainable, zero-carbon future. 

Written during the coronavirus pandemic – Dale took the headspace and time away from the office that early lockdown gave to write his first book with guidance from acclaimed journalist and musician, John Robb. 

Manifesto documents key moments from Dale’s life and career – his rescue mission for Forest Green Rovers football club in 2010, a series of legal disputes with big businesses like Tesla, and what went down at the Battle of the Beanfield in 1985.

On writing his first book, Dale Vince said: 

“I’ve been asked to write a book a few times over the years – but it never felt like the right moment. Something clicked when I met John in 2019, and I used the coronavirus lockdown to get everything out onto paper.”

Dale is in early conversations with both drama and documentary producers interested in bringing his book to life on screen. 

Manifesto will be promoted through book festival events, in-store appearances and online Q&As later this year – with collaborator John Robb joining Dale for several events in the run-up to the book’s launch. 

Manifesto is now available for pre-order from bookshops and online retailers worldwide.  Signed copies of Manifesto can be pre-ordered from the Forest Green Rovers online shop – and will ship when the book launches later in November.

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