The Ashden Blog

Guest blogger
By Victoria Charleston, Policy and Research Officer, Ashden
Candidates in the London mayoral election have all offered up a vision of a sustainable, healthy London. Whoever is elected could learn a thing or two from the vast wealth of experience of previous Ashden Award winners and current finalists.
Guest blogger
By Simon Roberts OBE, Chief Executive of the Centre for Sustainable Energy
Smart energy could be amazing. Which means that a Smart Energy City in the UK could be really amazing. Right?
Sarah Butler-Sloss
By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden Founder Director
Visiting to catch up with some of Ashden's Award winners, past and present, I found there to be a definite buzz in the air about the clean and sustainable forms of energy that the country is embracing head on.
Guest blogger
By Elke Fabry, Ashden communications team
In 2014 Proximity Designs won the Ashden Award for Energy and Agriculture. In an interview with Fiona Natusch, Business Development Manager, we learn about the new Lotus solar irrigation pump and other projects in the pipeline.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
We are excited to announce the 2016 Ashden Awards finalists.
Guest blogger
By Karina Sidenius, Marketing Executive, Abundance Generation
Last week Swindon became the first council in the UK to launch a solar bond. Guest blogger Karina Sidenius from Abundance Generation, a 2014 Ashden Award winner, tells us how the council is building a more sustainable town.
Guest blogger
By Mike Snowden, UK Programme Officer
On Wednesday 10 February, we held a one-day conference, “Tackling energy demand and management to achieve real reduction in non-domestic buildings”, with our friends at Arup. Here are some of the more unusual findings from the day, as well as things we can always do with being reminded of.
Guest blogger
By Victoria Charleston, Research and Development Officer
Our Research and Development Officer Victoria was stateside last week with a ringside seat at the New Hampshire primary.
Ashden news
New London Awards includes special Ashden Prize for first time
Ann Noon
By Ann Noon, PR and Digital Media Manager
Ahead of the new much reduced Feed-In Tariff (FiT) rates for small scale solar, wind and hydro power coming into effect next week, we have produced an alarming new report detailing how businesses, communities and employers around the UK are already being affected.
Guest blogger
By Ann Noon
It’s official! The longlist for the 2016 Ashden Awards has been selected and a total of 49 amazing green energy organisations from all over the world are in the running.
Guest blogger
By Ellen Dobbs, International Programme Officer
As London gears up to host its biggest ever light festival, Lumiere London, our International Programme Officer Ellen Dobbs helps to stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder with some light therapy of her own.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
SHINE is helping people to improve conditions in their homes when the Great British winter is making things cold and damp - this saves money being spent on energy bills and improves people's health too.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
This Conference of Parties has received so much media attention from such a wide variety of sources that even your least green-aware friends will have heard of it. Here’s how to bring up the subject without sounding too pious.
Ann Noon
By Ann Noon, PR and Digital Media Manager
Eurostar has been a long term supporter of the Ashden Awards and next year is sponsoring our first ever International Sustainable Travel Award. Luke Ervine is their General Manager for Environment and Energy and we asked him to tell us more.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
To show the importance of the climate change talks happening at COP21 in Paris at the moment, we have made three 30 second films about how sustainable energy improves lives.
Guest blogger
By Victoria Charleston, Research and Development Officer
As we head towards the crucial negotiations on a new global climate deal in Paris next week, we were fortunate enough to have eminent climate economist Lord Stern share his thoughts with us at an exclusive event.
Guest blogger
By Victoria Charleston, Research and Development Officer
The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change today unveiled a new energy policy for the UK. Our Research and Development Officer Victoria shares her thoughts.
Ann Noon
By Ann Noon, PR and Digital Media Manager
Schools notoriously gobble energy and often it's a case of introducing relatively straightforward measures to improve energy efficiency- and cut bills at a time of budget austerity. Some of the participants at a recent LESS CO2 schools workshop share their top tips.
Guest blogger
By Mike Snowden, UK Programme Officer
Our Award winners continue to innovate and grow despite the regulatory rug being pulled from under their feet in the UK. There's still time to enter the 2016 Ashden Awards...
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