With over 260 delegates attending, the 2010 Ashden Awards Imperial College Conference was a lively event, with films and presentations from this year’s winners, time for questions to be taken, and also panel debates on carbon finance and the politics of sustainable energy in the UK. The links below allow you to review the films and presentations in the order they were given, including a full transcript for the presentations.
Solar lighting for Nicaragua
Vladimir Delagneau Barquero and Alfonso Barquero
Rural Energy Foundation, Sub-Saharan Africa
Bringing solar power to Sub-Saharan Africa
D.light Design, India, global
Affordable, durable solar lamps for the developing world
Small hydropower in rural Brazil
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
Biogas for livestock farmers in Vietnam
Sky Link Innovators, Kenya
Biogas energy for institutions and domestic households in Kenya
Panel debate: Carbon finance: is it the way forward?
Hosted by Anya Sitaram, with Mike Mason, founder of Climate Care, Sarah-Jayne Clifton, International Climate Campaigner at Friends of the Earth, Rupert Edwards, Head of Research and Market Analysis at Climate Change Capital and Timothy Gore, EU Climate Change Policy Advisor at Oxfam International
Report launch – Power to our neighbourhoods: towards integrated local sustainable energy solutions.
Panel debate: New politics – does blue and yellow mean green?
A conversation with Jonathon Porritt, and Ashden Award winners about the role that local sustainable energy solutions could play in a tough fiscal future.
Willis Renewables, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Solasyphon: reducing the cost of retro-fit solar water heating
Suffolk County Council, England
Building up a wood-fuel market
Northwards Housing, Manchester, England
Whole-house retrofits for energy efficiency
Eigg Heritage Trust, Isle of Eigg, Scotland
Energy demand reduction and renewable energy on Eigg
St Columb Minor school, Cornwall, England
Pupils teach the world how to build a better future
Okehampton College, Devon, England
College wins hearts and minds to go carbon neutral