2017 Ashden Awards: the finalists

By Ellie Mika, Communications assistant
We are more than a little excited to announce the 2017 Ashden Awards finalists...

The 2017 Ashden Award judges have narrowed down the finalists for this year’s Awards to 22 impressive organisations, covering what they consider to be the best in sustainable energy around the world.

UK finalists

This year’s UK finalists are working hard to reduce CO2 emissions and save on energy bills by reducing energy usage in buildings, providing energy storage, creating smart energy hardware and software, and promoting clean air in cities.

Find out more about the following UK finalists here:

Big Birmingham Bikes, Carbon Co-op, Nottingham City Council, Passivhaus Trust, RES Group, Smarter Grid Solutions, Sunamp Ltd., and Switchee Ltd.

International finalists

Our international finalists are truly global, with projects in Tajikistan, Nepal, Lesotho, East Africa, West Africa, India, China and Malaysia that are supporting best practice in sustainable buildings, clean energy for women and girls, innovative finance, clean energy and water, powering business and sustainable travel.

Find out more about the following International finalists here:

Africa Clean Energy, Ampere Vehicles, Angaza Design, Ecolibirium, Empower Generation, Futurepump, GPS Renewables, Haileybury Youth Trust, Hangzhou Bicycles, Mobisol, Pamir Energy, PEG Africa, SunCulture, and T.R Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.

The Ceremony

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday 15 June. They will receive a financial award of up to £20,000, along with tailored support and other help to promote their work.

We are delighted that former Vice-President of the USA, Al Gore will be the keynote speaker of the 2017 Ashden Awards Ceremony. It’s ten years since he hosted the Ashden Awards Ceremony for us in 2007, the year of his ground-breaking film, An Inconvenient Truth, and now, as An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is being released in the cinemas, he’s back.

Funders of the 2017 Ashden Awards include Citi, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Grosvenor, the Ikea Foundation, Impax Asset Management, UK aid, and the Waterloo Foundation. 

Get your tickets to the 2017 Ashden Awards Ceremony here.