The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy
are annual awards given by a charity of the same name that is based in London
. They reward local sustainable energy
projects in the UK
and developing countries
that protect the environment
, and improve quality of life
Sarah Butler-Sloss created the awards in 2001, from the Ashden Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family
About the Ashden Awards
The Ashden Awards rewards and promotes local sustainable energy
solutions in the UK and the developing world. Through the awards, they aim to raise awareness of the huge potential of local sustainable energy to both tackle climate change
and improve the quality of people's lives.
To help their winners, the Ashden Awards gives cash prizes, presented at an Awards ceremony in London every June.
The UK Awards
In 2009, the Ashden Awards will be giving awards for the UK in the following categories:
- Energy business
- Local Authority
There are three first prizes of £30,000 each, and three second prizes of £15,000 each.
Energy Business Award
This award is for businesses which have made local renewable energy and energy efficiency
products and services more accessible. The focus is on enterprises which have opened up new opportunities. The 2009 winners were Geothermal International and Architype.
Local Authority Award
This award is for Local Authorities
which have undertaken effective initiatives and programmes to improve......