Shortlist announced for 2014 Ashden Awards

Shortlists have been announced for the 2014 Ashden Awards, which uncover and champion the most exciting low-carbon enterprises and programmes in the UK and developing world.

A total of 61 green energy organisations and programmes from 17 countries have been shortlisted across 4 categories of Awards, which are now in their 14th year.

Said Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden Founder Director: “This shortlist represents the enterprises and organisations that have passed the first hurdle on the journey to winning an Ashden Award. Over the coming months we’ll be continuing our judging and assessing process of shortlisted applicants, which will result in our announcement in May of the most exciting sustainable energy champions of 2014.”

UK Ashden Awards shortlist
Abundance NRG, Alquist, Accuflow: Flowsave, Change Agents UK, Chop-Cloc, Decarbon, Demand Logic, The DoNation, TreeStation, Global Action Plan, Lime Technology, OVESCO, Pilio, Pure Leapfrog, T4 Sustainability, Ventive and Your Homes Newcastle.

International Ashden Award shortlist
African Clean Energy, Awango by Total, All Power Labs, CV Kreasi Daya Mandiri, The Design Group, Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau, Enzen Global Solutions, Greenway Grameen Infra, Green Heat, Greenlight Planet, Infosys Ltd, Kéré Architecture, Mera Gao Micro Grid Power, Off.Grid:Electric Tanzania, Promethean Power Systems, Service Humanitaire de Développement, Proximity Designs, Rajasthan Horticulture Development Society, Signet EnerTech, Sakhi Unique Rural Enterprise, SimGas, Société Générale Haitienne de Transferts, Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise, UPM Umwelt-Projekt-Management GmbH, and Visionary Empowerment Programme.

Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel shortlist
Bespoke Logistics Solutions, Cambio, Co-wheels Car Club, Ecotricity, iDBUS, Living Streets, Pignon sur Rue, Taxistop, Tisséo, Mountain Wilderness, Provincie Limburg and Stad Mechelen.

Ashden School Awards shortlist
Ashton Vale Primary School, The Churchill School, Edwalton Primary School, St Faiths, Sir George Monoux College, Queen Elizabeth II High School and Woodhouse College.

Finalists for each Award category will be announced in early April, with Awards to be presented at a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 22 May. The ceremony will be hosted for the second year running by broadcaster and cultural commentator Emma Freud.

Ashden Award winners will receive a cash prize of between £5,000 and £40,000, a platform to promote their work and tailored support to grow even further.

The funders of the 2014 Ashden Awards are: Citi Microfinance, the Department for International Development, Eurostar, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Impax Asset Management, the US Agency for International Development, and the Waterloo Foundation.


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Notes to editors

The Ashden Awards were founded in 2001 to uncover and reward  sustainable energy champions around the world that are cutting carbon, protecting the environment, reducing poverty and improving people’s lives. Renamed Ashden in 2012, we have now rewarded over 150 enterprises in the UK and developing world that so far have collectively improved the lives of 37 million people, saving more than 5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.