The Ashden Blog

Guest blogger
By Jonathan Warrin , UK Programme Officer
Air pollution contributes to 40,000 premature deaths a year in the UK but progress on this issue has been glacially slow.
Guest blogger
By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder-Director of Ashden
The 2017 New Energy Pioneers have just been announced at the annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York and it was an absolute honour to be involved in the judging process.
Guest blogger
By Ann Noon, PR and Digital Media Manager
New London Architecture’s Chairman Peter Murray talks to us about sustainable buildings, energy efficiency and the NLA Ashden Prize. 
Guest blogger
By Ellie Mika, Communications Assistant

Brexit, Trump and climate change – there is a lot to be worried about in the current state of the world, but Lord Deben remains hopeful and sees the future of climate action as an opportunity for the world to unite to solve these issues.

Guest blogger
By Ellie Mika, Communications Assistant

Join us for Earth Hour this Saturday 25 March to show your support for action on climate change by switching off your lights for an hour at 8:30pm.

Guest blogger
By Ellie Mika, Communications assistant
We are more than a little excited to announce the 2017 Ashden Awards finalists...
Ashden news
For the second year running we are sponsoring an award at the New London Awards run by New London Architecture, celebrating London’s best new and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment.
Guest blogger
By Ellie Mika, Communications Assistant
How previous winners handle policy and regulatory hurdles: Winning an Ashden Award is by far not the end of the journey for our sustainable energy leaders. Winners still face many obstacles when dealing with policies and regulations within their local countries as they continue to build their organisations and programmes.
Guest blogger
By Mike Snowden, UK Programme Officer
With the right support, tidal energy could flourish in the coming years.
Guest blogger
By Max Mace, Communications team intern
Following last year’s seismic global changes and despite the uncertainty that lies ahead, it’s not all doom and gloom particularly when it comes to clean energy.
Guest blogger
By Max Mace, Communications team intern
Two former Ashden Award winners OVESCO and Ringmer College are working hand in hand to sustain community energy in East Sussex.
Guest blogger
By Ann Noon, PR and digital media manager
48 green energy organisations around the world are in the running for a prestigious sustainable energy award.
Guest blogger
By Max Mace, Communications Intern
With the season of excess and indulgence upon us, we’re dreaming of a green Christmas. Max Mace from our communications team offers a few suggestions for lower impact festivities.
Guest blogger
By Mike Snowden, UK Programme Officer
Outdoor air pollution disproportionately affects the most vulnerable in society, including children. Government recognition of the scale of the crisis in the UK has been slow to say the least.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
In September I was lucky enough to visit the 2016 Ashden Sustainable Travel Award winner, Bridges to Prosperity (B2P).
The issue has barely featured in the US presidential election, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have very opposing views on climate change and the US’s energy future.
Guest blogger
By Mike Pepler, UK Awards Manager
The UK government has announced its support for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Our UK Awards Manager explains why he won’t be using it, or indeed any runway any time soon.
Guest blogger
By Simon Brammer, UK Programme Manager
How one new community energy model in Wales is transforming the electricity market and taking the Big Six on at their own game.
Guest blogger
By Simon Collings, Director of Learning and Innovation, Energy4Impact
As well as being eco-friendly, solar-powered fridges can provide huge benefits for small businesses in developing countries.
Guest blogger
By Nana Dei-Anang, Ashden intern
One year on from winning the 2015 Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access, SRSP is changing the lives of women through clean energy.
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