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Ashden Founder Director
Sarah has been a leader in the field of sustainable energy for the past 20 years and is on a mission to convince the world of its huge benefits in tackling climate change, reducing poverty and improving lives. She is particularly vocal about energy efficiency, the need to support cleantech entrepreneurs, and energy access in developing countries. Sarah is an active member of the International Sustainable Energy for All Practitioner Network, and in the UK has contributed to high-level consultations on the Green Deal.
Ashden UK Programme Manager
As Simon works so closely with our UK winners he’s a fantastic source of information on the latest developments across the UK sustainable energy sector as a whole, and among our UK winners. He has particular expertise in domestic retrofit and energy efficiency and a slightly unhealthy fascination with low-energy light bulbs. Simon is also a strong advocate for community-owned renewable energy, representing Ashden in the Community Energy Coalition.
Dr Mike Pepler
Ashden UK Awards Manager
Mike is your go-to man for technical information about renewable energy technologies and their advantages and disadvantages compared to fossil fuels. An engineer by background, he is particularly knowledgeable about UK energy security and gas and electricity supply, and UK biomass for heating. He is closely monitoring developments on nuclear power and fracking in the UK.
Dr Anne Wheldon
Knowledge and Research Advisor
Anne is an expert on sustainable energy technologies and on how these can be used to help mitigate climate change and increase resilience to its impacts. She is particularly knowledgeable about energy access in developing countries, including solar electricity and clean cookstoves. Anne is brilliant at explaining the complexities of climate science and has been interviewed by the BBC about clean cookstoves, black carbon and climate change.