The Ashden Blog

Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Is using social media a better way to spread our positive stories about tackling climate change than 'traditional' mainstream media?
Guest blogger
By Bex McIntosh, Principal Programme Manager, Global Action Plan
Find out what Global Action Plan have been up to since winning our Behaviour Change Award last year.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Feeling the cold? We find out what can be done to stop fuel poverty and help thousands of people to make their homes warmer for less.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
On 27 January 2015 we held a parliamentary reception in the House of Commons to highlight the work our UK winners are doing to improve lives through sustainable energy.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Ashden winners are expanding, winning more plaudits, publishing high-level research reports and generally being fabulous.
Ashden news
The longlist for the 2015 Ashden Awards is announced today, 13 January 2015.
Chhavi Sharma
By Chhavi Sharma, International Programme Manager
Our 2014 international winners have been going from strength to strength since receiving their Ashden Awards in May last year. International Programme Manager Chhavi Sharma gives an update.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
They may be slightly late, but it's never too late to start changing little, or big, things in our lives to be more sustainable.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
This year has been a busy one. From the floods in February, to the news that 2014 has been the hottest year on record, climate change and renewable energy has been in the news a lot – and we’re not expecting it to get any quieter next year.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
Michael Saxton, MD of Grayling Future Planet, shares his insights on how sustainable energy companies can improve their communications.
Jo Walton
By Jo Walton, Ashden Head of Communications and Deputy Director
To represent Ashden at the Future Summit conference, held in New York by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, was a privilege. Seeing countries all over the world pledging to improve the lives of women and girls through sustainable energy re-affirmed the importance of our winners' work.
By Ellen Dobbs, Ashden International Programme Officer
'Plop plop' means 'quick, quick' in Creole, which is spoken in Haiti, where Founder Duquesne Fednard and his team sells fuel-efficient cookstoves. I caught up with him to find out how the business is getting on.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
On Tuesday, Ashden hosted a lecture to discuss future cities in the developed and developing world. Sir David King was the speaker, introduced by our Founder Director, Sarah Butler-Sloss, and one our trustees, Solitaire Townsend of Futerra hosted a Q&A afterwards followed by networking, canapés and drinks.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
I've been checking the diary to see what's coming up over the coming months at Ashden, where we'll be and what our winners have been up to - it looks like Christmas is going to come around pretty quickly...
Ashden news
A royal recruit has marked the successful one-year anniversary for an innovative carbon cutting network that brings together some of Britain’s biggest landowners.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
The Eurostar Ashden Sustainable Travel Award came into being in 2012 and six organisations including Sustrans and Ecotricity have been recognised so far. We've been chatting to Eurostar to find out more about how we can all travel more sustainably.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
A new series of papers by the Ashden India Renewable Energy Collective synthesises the critical issues affecting the country's decentralised renewable energy sector.
Guest blogger
By James Sawabini, Off.Grid:Electric
Off.Grid:Electric won the 2014 Citi Ashden Award for Innovation in Finance. They've sent us an update about how winning has affected the company and where they are heading next.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
CEO of Impax Asset management Ian Simm shares his views on the prospects for boosting the energy storage and energy demand management sector in the UK.
Julia Hawkins
By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager
The 2015 Ashden UK Awards will highlight innovative solutions to the challenges of energy storage, energy demand management and energy efficiency. Here's why.
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