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Thu, 17/01/2013 - 10:14

Ashden Award winners recognised by Zayed Future Energy Prize


Two Ashden Award winners, Okehampton College in Devon and the solar power social enterprise d.light design, have been recognised by the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world's largest annual award in the renewable energy and sustainability sector.

Okehampton’s prize was for the European schools category.

Wed, 16/01/2013 - 03:29

Ashden Awards to recognise cleantech innovators for the first time


A new award for innovation in green energy products and services has been launched by leading green energy charity Ashden, sponsored by Impax Asset Management. Impax is an equity investment specialist, dedicated to investing in resource optimisation and environmental markets.

Tue, 11/12/2012 - 08:33

Shortlist announced for 2013 Ashden School Awards

Lewes-based Ringmer College won an Ashden School Award in 2008. This year it became a mentor for other schools in East Sussex as part of Ashden’s LESS CO2 programme for sustainable schools.


Six schools have been shortlisted for the 2013 Ashden Awards, each moving a step closer to winning a cash prize plus support to improve their sustainable energy efforts even further and a national platform to promote their work.

Now in their 13th year, the Ashden Awards recognize sustainable energy trailblazers that are leading the way in creating a low-carbon future for all. 

The shortlist for the 2013 Ashden School Awards is:

Wed, 21/11/2012 - 03:40

Shortlist announced for 2013 Ashden Awards


Shortlists have been announced for the 2013 Ashden Awards, which uncover and champion low-carbon trailblazers in the UK and across the globe.

Green energy organisations and programmes from over 60 countries have been shortlisted across 4 categories of Awards, which for the first time include new Awards for Small Island Developing States, launched in partnership with the World Bank and SIDS DOCK.

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 13:35

d.light reaches 10 million lives through solar lighting

Life for villagers before solar lighting

2010 Ashden Gold Award winner d.light design this week announced that it has reached a major milestone of ten million lives empowered worldwide through its solar powered lighting products. The historic event was reached shortly after celebrating five years in business.

Tue, 06/11/2012 - 10:09

Term starts for sustainable schools

Ringmer Community College: Proud of its solar PV panels

Up to 20 schools in Devon, Cornwall and East Sussex will be learning about clean energy and energy-saving skills and behaviours from today as part of the rollout of Ashden's flagship Low Energy Sustainable Schools (LESS) CO2 programme.

At a time of rising fuel costs and public sector budget cuts, cash-strapped UK schools need to find increasingly creative ways of making ends meet.

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