The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

From Open Energy Information

Logo: The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy
We champion practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty and improve people’s lives.

The Ashden Awards bring to light inspiring sustainable energy solutions in the UK and developing world and help ensure that they are spread more widely. From an entrepreneur rolling out solar power across rural India to a school adopting clean energy and green learning in England, our winners are passionate about bringing change to their communities and the planet.

Since we were set up in 2001 we've helped more than 100 innovative projects develop their work. Today the Awards are an internationally recognised yardstick for excellence in the field of sustainable energy.

At the heart of the Ashden Awards is a rigorous judging process culminating in a prestigious ceremony in London where prizes are presented to winners from all corners of the globe to help further their work.

But our awards are not just about handing over a prize: they're part of a broader process that's designed to last — sharing knowledge, passing on experience and offering advice and support where it’s wanted.

Throughout the year we hold up our winners as shining examples of green energy in practice. We bring them to a wider audience through the international media, seminars and presentations and we introduce them to influential people and organisations to help change their thinking and policy.

With these activities and the Ashden Schools Resource, we're finding effective ways to inspire others to adopt sustainable energy solutions.