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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Sustainable energy heroes of 2013

By Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager

As the year draws to an end, what better time to look back at the inspiring people whose organisations won Ashden Awards this year. 

They range from social entrepreneur Duquesne Fednard, who remained committed to his clean cookstoves business despite his new factory being destroyed by the Haiti earthquake, to the bright sparks at Hollybush primary school in Derry who starred in their own film about their energy-saving endeavours.

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Monday, 16 December 2013

Ashden winners in the news

The last month or so has been a busy one for Ashden winners. We’ve put together just a few highlights below.

SolarAid selected for Guardian Christmas appeal.

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Black carbon part two: The climate impact of everyday devices

By Dr Anne Wheldon, Ashden Knowledge and Research Advisor

My blog last month looked at the significance of particles and in particular black carbon in global climate terms.  But that feels rather top-down. Ashden is about championing practical ways of reducing our impact on the climate. So in this blog I decided to take a more ‘bottom-up’ approach and look at the climate impact of some everyday devices.

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Friday, 29 November 2013

Freewheeling: What can London learn from Ghent's cycling success?

By Emma-Louise Frost, Ashden Communications Assistant

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Cold killing: the truth behind the 'green taxes' debate

By Simon Brammer, Ashden UK Programme Manager

Some 31,000 people died from the cold last winter - a rise of 29% from the previous year, the Office of National Statistics revealed today. Fuel poverty is a killer.

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