The Ashden Blog

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.
Ashden's Party in the Park was an evening to remember, and raised nearly £100,000.
Guest blogger
By Jonathan Warrin, Ashden Fundraising and Communications Assistant
We're holding our first ever online auction to raise awareness of the shocking number of deaths caused by indoor pollution every year, and money to fund the projects we award that are working towards a solution.
Guest blogger
By Mike Pepler, UK Awards Manager
Our UK Awards Manager Mike Pepler takes a closer look at the growth in the energy use of the internet.
Guest blogger
By Jonathan Warrin, Ashden Fundraising and Communications Assistant
The Rio Olympics opening ceremony put climate change in the spotlight, but will Brazil follow it up by committing to solar power?
Guest blogger
By Rachel Kyte, CEO of SE4All
Where will clean energy be in 2024? Rachel Kyte, CEO of SE4All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, shares her very compelling vision.
Ashden news
Ashden joins 29 other environmental and energy-related organisations in calling on the new UK cabinet to commit to critical EU targets. Here's the text of the joint letter to Greg Clarke, the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Guest blogger
By Alex Green, Schools Programme Manager
Devon schools who have just graduated from our LESS CO2 programme share their top energy saving tips.
Emma-Louise Frost
By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Officer
Last year, two outstanding organisations won Ashden Awards for their work installing micro-hydro power in Pakistan, and establishing micro-grids in Kenya. So far, so far away. However, after meeting in London whilst collecting their awards they saw a potential for sharing knowledge.
Guest blogger
By Will McMyn, Head of Public Affairs, Good Energy
Good Energy’s Head of Public Affairs, Will McMyn, looks at how community involvement will be key to keeping up momentum on renewables in the UK.
Guest blogger
By Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder Director of Ashden
Ashden's Founder Director Sarah Butler-Sloss shares her initial reaction to the EU Referendum outcome and what it means for the sustainable energy sector.
Guest blogger
By Mike Pepler, Ashden UK Awards Manager
The New London Awards recognise the very best new architecture, planning and development in the capital, and this year include a special Ashden Prize which focuses on the energy efficiency of the buildings submitted. Out of several hundred applicants to the Awards, five outstanding projects across different sectors have been shortlisted.
Guest blogger
By Elke Fabry, Communications intern
Catch up on all buzz from the International Conference and the Ceremony including the tweets and photos you might have missed.
Ann Noon
By Ann Noon, PR and Digital Media Manager
Twelve organisations and programmes spanning four continents have been announced as winners of the 2016 Ashden Awards. And read on to find out who our two incredible Gold Award winners are this year.
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