Businesses Sought for
Global Green Energy Awards
Call for entries closes 28 October 2008
Has your business made
renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services more
accessible? Or do you know of a business that has? The Ashden Awards for
Sustainable Energy want to hear from energy pioneers now. Winners are
guaranteed access to new marketing, promotions and publicity opportunities,
as well as a cash prize for expansion of the award-winning work.
Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy
are seeking inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy projects
run by businesses. Entry is free; the winner will receive £30,000 in prize
money for project development, with a second prize of £15,000. The Awards
will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in June 2009. Other Awards
categories are schools, local authorities, charities, and international
projects. Applications forms are online at
Benefits of winning an
Ashden Award include:
Prize money of up to £30,000.
The chance to bring winning
sustainable energy solutions into the international arena.
Continuing development support,
Engagement with key
decision-makers in the sector.
A documentary film about the
What does it take to be
The scheme must:
Be up and running, delivering
sustainable energy at a local level for at least one year.
Benefit the environment.
Be technically rigorous.
Have an element of innovation.
Make a genuine difference to
local peoples’ lives, both socially and economically.
Be replicable and help
encourage the widespread uptake of local, sustainable energy.
The ‘scheme’ submitted for an Award may be
the entire work of an organisation or a specific part of the work. Eligible
schemes must involve the delivery of sustainable energy at a local level and
scale. ‘Sustainable energy’ covers both renewable energy supply (electricity
or heat) and reduction of energy demand.
Previous Business Award winners include:
Kensa (2008), Ecotricity (2007), Solarcentury (2007), Good Energy (2006) and
Second Nature (2005).
We ask entrants to show clear plans to use
the Ashden Award prize money for expansion, replication and dissemination of
the Award-winning work. It is also a requirement that the project is run by
an organisation with the capacity and commitment to make sustainable energy
Closing date for
expressions of interest:
28 October 2008.
Details about the 2008
including short films of their work, is