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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...
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
We asked Kate Brown, Group Director for Sustainability at Grosvenor, our Sustainable Buildings Award funder, what they look for in a winning project and how they think the future of sustainable buildings is looking.
Ann Noon
By Ann Noon, PR and Digital Media Manager
Drum roll please! We can now announce the winners of the 2015 Sustainable School Awards.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Stephen Green, Environmental Coordinator at award-winning Ringmer Community College (East Sussex), talks about what makes the school stand out in environmental terms and how he feels schools and pupils can benefit from managing energy and resources better.
Guest blogger
By Guy Nevill, Senior Partner, Max Fordham
Guy Nevill from Max Fordham, winner of this year’s Ashden UK Gold Award and the Ashden Award for Sustainable Buildings, talks about his organisation's people-centred approach to buildings.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Join in the chat to find out more about what schools are already doing to become more sustainable and where the sector is heading.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Find out how charcoal bags are helping to spread important social messages in Cambodia.
Guest blogger
By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder-Director of Ashden
Why the seventh of the new Global Goals is close to our hearts at Ashden
Guest blogger
By Dougie Brown, UK Programme Officer
This week the UK government announced a £2 billion infrastructure guarantee for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Our UK programme officer Dougie does some maths.
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