My name is: Sam Sabey

An energy aware individual trying to make a difference by helping people get together and build a more sustainable energy future.


A father of twins with two little boys to keep me focussed on what’s really important and also a significant driver behind many things I do.

A keen radio control sailplane enthusiast, I enjoy building and flying high performance toy gliders in extreme places.

In addition to that I’m a bit of a geek who enjoys Rails and does other consulting work to keep the bills paid

Why Smart Energy Groups?

Energy is our public good, we all use it, need it, and like the tragedy of the commons we are all responsible for it.  In the news we hear a lot about climate change, carbon dioxide emissions global warming and a host of other things that can make one feel a little helpless at times – and amidst all that it’s possible to be left with the feeling what could I possibly do to avert a pending disaster?

I hold the simple view that the solution to the problem is all up to us.  This is reflected in our attitudes, behaviors and other things we do in our day to day life that in total add up to one big problem.  With the internet we are now for the first time in history presented with a medium that we can use together together to implement a cultural change in how we use out energy.

The number one focus of Smart Energy Groups, to build a community of people who   share what they are doing to reduce their energy usage, use energy more efficiently and how to make best use of the huge range of renewable and other things that are going to become available in the future.  Perhaps together we can make a difference, for in the words of Benjamin Franklin, “if we do not hang together,  we will surely hang alone”

Is this such a crazy idea?

So come on!  Get involved, sign up and be part of building our Smart Energy Future.