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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Global renewables growth: the big story on developing countries and small-scale technology

Two reports released recently outline the scale and diversity of renewable energy spending worldwide in 2010. This is only over a 1 year period, but still provides an interesting snapshot of where we are.  The first, UNEP’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment, shows around $211bn invested in renewable energy and fuel last year, $48bn of which was in China alone.

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Friday, 8 October 2010

China winning race for green jobs

SolveClimate reports that China's green jobs from solar and other cleantech industries are growing faster than the US and other countries. The Clean Edge annual report says the Chinese government spent $34.6 billion last year to propel its low-carbon economy, more than any other nation and almost double what the U.S. invested.

More on China: as latest round of UN climate talks takes place in Tianjin, China, includes films of our winners as part of their webcast from the conference.

The Ashden Awards has four winners in China: the Shaanxi Mothers for domestic biogas and lighting; DAXU for stoves designed to burn crop waste; REDP for bringing affordable high-quality solar lighting to rural China; and Aprovecho Research Center and Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer for mass-producing affordable, efficient stoves.

We welcome applicants from China for 2011. As we've tweeted

领先世界的绿色能源奖邀请您申请2011年度的奖项! #China #绿 #能 #奖

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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Four winners in China the UN delegates should follow

The latest round of UN climate talks is taking place in Tianjin, China. is including films of some of our winners as part of their webcast from the Climate Conference.

The Ashden Awards has four winners in China: the first, in 2006, was the Shaanxi Mothers for domestic biogas and lighting. The next year's winner was DAXU for stoves designed to burn crop waste. In 2008, Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP) won for bringing affordable high-quality solar lighting to rural China. Last year's winner was the Aprovecho Research Center and Shengzhou Stove manufacturer for mass-producing affordable, efficient stoves.

As we tweeted in Mandarin earlier this week, we welcome more applicants from China.

领先世界的绿色能源奖邀请您申请2011年度的奖项! #China #绿 #能 #奖
Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Aprovecho features on BBC World Service

Aprovecho, who won an Ashden Award in 2009, in conjunction with Shengzhou Stove Manufacturer, have featured on the BBC World Service special report on climate change. They are in the Asia/China section. Check it out here
Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Global green awards’ 2009 finalists selected

On 11 June 2009 sustainable energy champions from Ethiopia, India, Nicaragua, Uganda and the US will be recognised with cash prizes by the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy for their life changing solutions to poverty and climate change. One will be crowned global Energy Champion, with an associated prize of £40,000. An Outstanding Achievement Award will also be made to a previous Ashden Award winner who has forged ahead in the field at the Awards ceremony, held in Central London. The finalists will present their work to their peers and other experts at the Ashden Awards Imperial College Conference, to be held on 10 June.

This year’s final six demonstrate massive potential for growth and replication:

Ladakh, India: A highly insulated, heat-retaining greenhouse powered only by the sun enables villagers to grow vegetables through the winter, even when outside air temperatures fall below -25C. Since 2005 nearly 600 greenhouses have been built cheaply by masons using mainly local materials.

Bihar, India: A new biomass gasification system generates electric power for eight hours per day, providing a popular alternative to an unreliable grid supply. Electricity is currently sold to ten businesses which previously used diesel generators. Most of the biomass is ‘dhaincha’, a local woody plant which grows in water-logged areas where crops cannot be grown.

USA/China: A cheap and efficient stove saves 40% fuelwood and reduces polluting emissions by 50-75% compared to traditional cooking. It is manufactured in a factory in China and used in programmes as widespread as South Africa, India, and Argentina. 60,000 stoves have been sold.

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Monday, 22 December 2008

REDP article in Renewable Energy for Development

Renewable Energy for Development is a magazine published by the Stockholm Environment Institute. Volume 21, issue 2 contains an article on REDP China (Renewable Energy Development Project), explaining their finance model, quality control process and the benefits of the solar PV technology they are working with. You can read it here, the article is on page 5.

REDP won their Ashden Award in 2008 for their work in supporting the Chinese solar PV industry. You can read more info and watch a short film about them here.
Monday, 11 August 2008

Additional photos from REDP

Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP), China, won an Ashden Award in 2008. Information on their Award-winning work with solar PV systems can be found on the Ashden Awards website, along with the official media photos. However, we also have some additional photos that may be of interest, so here they are. (You can click on each image to see a larger version)

The rural areas in Western China where REDP's solar PV systems are deployed:

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