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{{TOCright}}The '''Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy''' are annual awards given by a charity of the same name that is based in London. They reward local [[renewable energy|sustainable energy]] projects in the [[UK ]] and [[developing countries ]] that protect the environment, and improve [[quality of life]].
Sarah Butler-Sloss created the awards in 2001, from the Ashden Trust, one of the Sainsbury family|Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts.
==About the Ashden Awards==
The Ashden Awards rewards and promotes excellent local [[renewable energy|sustainable energy]] solutions in the UK and the developing world. By rewarding Through the bestawards, they aim to raise awareness of the huge potential of local sustainable energy to both tackle [[climate change]] and improve the quality of people's lives. They aim to encourage its wider take-up across the world.
==How the Awards make a difference==
''The Awards help transform the prospects of [[renewable energy|sustainable energy]] in several ways:* By giving substantial cash prizes, they help winners take their work forward.
* By actively promoting the winners and publicising their work through a worldwide media campaign, they aim to inspire others to follow their example.
* By bringing winners together with key decision-makers and opinion-formers, they aim to change thinking and policy among governments and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) alike.
==The UK Awards==
In 20072009, the Ashden Awards is offering will be giving awards for the UK in the following categories: * Renewable energy* Energy efficiency
* Energy business
* Local Authority
* Charity
There will be are three first prizes of up to £30,000 each, and three second prizes of up to £10£15,000 each.
===Renewable Energy Business Award=== This award is for organisations such as NGOs, non-profit groups, commercial organisations, Local Authorities and Energy Agencies that businesses which have carried out projects or programmes to increase the supply of renewable electricity and/or heat at a made local level. Supply can be from renewable sources such as [[biomassrenewable energy]], and [[wind powerenergy efficiency]], products and services more accessible. We are particularly interested in enterprises which have opened up new opportunities. Previous winners like [[microhydro|micro-hydro]http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/kensa08 Kensa](2008), [[solar|solar power]] or ground source heat pumpshttp://www. We assume that any scheme involving [[renewable energy]] will also have incorporated appropriate energy conservation measuresashdenawards. Some past award org/winners relevant to this category include /dulas08 Dulas] (2008), [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_UK_barnsley_biomass Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Councilwinners/ecotricity Ecotricity] (20062007), [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/cgt Moel Moelegan wind farmsolarcentury Solarcentury] (20032007), [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/ssh South Somerset Hydropower Groupgoodenergy Good Energy] (20052006) and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_UK_kirklees_suncities Kirklees Borough Councilwinners/secondnature Second Nature] (20062005)have shown the type of entrepreneurial achievement which this Award recognises===Energy Efficiency Award===
===Local Authority Award===This award is for organisations such as NGOs, non-profit groups, commercial organisations, Local Authorities and Energy Agencies which have carried out projects or undertaken effective initiatives and programmes to improve [[energy efficiency]] and/or increase the efficiency supply of local [[renewable energy ]] (heat and electricity), and also promoted the wider useof sustainable energy through local planning and policies. Previous winners like [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/leeds08 Leeds City Council] (2008), or reduce demand[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/arun08 Arun District Council] (2008), at a local level. Organisations such as [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/cep Community Energy Plusncc Nottinghamshire CC] (20052007), [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_UK_swea_warm_well Severn Wye Energy Agencywinners/barnsley Barnsley MBC] (2006) and the [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_UK_eac_cavity_walls Energy Audit Companywinners/mbc Kirklees MBC] (2006) won Ashden Awards for programmes which reached very large numbers show the type of households with insulation and other domestic efficiency measures. We are also interested in programmes programme which have reduced demand through strategies like smart metering and behavioural change, or building developments demonstrating significant demand reductionthis Award recognises===Energy Business Award===
===Charity Award===This new award is for successful businesses not-for-profit groups such as Energy Agencies and charities, which have used innovative ways of making local [[renewable carried out projects or programmes to reduce energy]] demand and/or increase the supply of [[renewable energy efficiency]] products (heat and services more accessible to the public. We are particularly interested in enterprises which have opened up new opportunitieselectricity), such as bringing to the market new technologies (the technologies need to have a proven track record, having been on the market for at least a yearlocal level. Previous winners like [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/global_action_plan08 Global Action Plan] (2008), or using new financial mechanisms for making the technologies more affordable or delivering other mechanisms for making the technologies easily accessible[http://www.ashdenawards. Previous org/winners such as /energy_agency08 The Energy Agency] (2008), [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/swift Renewable Devicesenworks ENWORKS] (20052007), [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/secondnature Second Naturewarmandwell Severn Wye Energy Agency] (20052006) and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_UK_good_energy_homegen Good winners/cep Community EnergyPlus] (20062005) have shown the type of entrepreneurial drive which we would like are relevant to this award to recognisecategory.
==The UK Schools Award==
The Ashden Awards offers a special award for Sustainable Energy in Schools. This carries a first prize of £15Award is open to any UK school,000providing education for pupils aged between 5 and 16, which has developed both an ethos and a second prize practice of £5[[sustainability]],000. It is open to individual schools in which have succeeded in making the responsible use of [[renewable energy|sustainable energy]] is a key part component. The Award carries a first prize of the practice £15,000 and culture two second prizes of the school as a whole£7,500.
This Award was made for the first time in 2006 in recognition of the crucial role which schools play in both promoting the need for [[renewable energy|sustainable energy]] and demonstrating its practical effectiveness. The Schools Award is open to any UK school (providing education for pupils aged between 5 and 16) that has created a sustainability ethos in which the responsible use and generation of energy is a key component. The joint 2008 winners in 2006 were [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_UK_eastchurch_school Cassop Primary Schoolwinners/ringmer08 Ringmer Community College, East Sussex], County Durham and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_UK_eastchurch_school Eastchurch winners/sandhills08 Sandhills Primary School, Oxford], Isle of Sheppey, Kent.
==The International Awards==
'''The In 2009 there will be up to seven International Awards are designed for schemes in the developing world.''' Award winners use local [[renewable energy]] to reduce povertyawards of £20, improve people’s health000 each, wellbeing and economic prospectsone Ashden Energy Champion Award of £40, and at 000 for the work which most impresses the same time tackle [[climate change]] and other environmental threats, notably deforestationjudging panelThere are five international All awards bring a package of benefits in totaladdition to the prize money, each with including a first prize short documentary film of £30the award-winning work, publicity,000 and a second prize of £10,000longer-term development supportPrizes will be awarded for schemes which address at least one of the following areas:
Awards are given for the service to communities provided by the use of sustainable energy, rather than for the technology used. In 2009, awards will highlight the particular achievements of each winner, rather than be offered in specific categories, with the main areas of interest being:
* Food security
* Health , education and welfare* Light* Educationand power for homes and businesses
* Enterprise
One '''Food security'''[[Renewable energy]] can be used in any part of the five awards will take food supply chain, from growing, processing, storage and cooking, through to marketing and distribution. Relevant past winners include the form [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/escortsf Escorts Foundation] (Pakistan, 2004) and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/trees Trees, Water and People] (Honduras, 2005) for the development and dissemination of improved fuelwood stoves; [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/biotech Biotech] (India, 2007) for the development of a Special African Awardpre-fabricated [[biogas]] digester for domestic and municipal use; [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/idei IDEI] (India, reserved specifically 2006) for an outstanding scheme from that continentdissemination of affordable pumps to provide water to irrigate food crops.
===Food security==='''Health, education and welfare'''This covers the use of [[renewable Renewable energy]] can be used directly in any part of the food supply chainhealthcare facilities and schools (including providing light, from growing[[refrigeration]], processingsterilisation and communications), storage and cookingprovide light for study at home. It can also bring improvements to health in homes or schools (including reducing smoke from stoves, through to marketing and distributionimproving [[sanitation]]). Past Relevant past winners of a Food Security Award include: [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/trees Trees, Water and Peopleretap RETAP] (HondurasKenya, 2001) and , which combined the introduction of a highly energy efficient cooking stove for schools with a scheme by which they can grow much of their own fuelwood in the school grounds; [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/escortsf Escorts Foundationamisf Engineers without Borders] (PakistanPeru, 2003)for solar-powered communications systems for remote jungle health centres; [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/kxn KXN] (Nigeria, both of which have developed simple cooking 2005) for providing solar-powered vaccine refrigerators in Nigeria; [[Improved cook stoves|stoveshttp://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/gira GIRA]] which both saves trees (Mexico, 2006) for providing low-emission woodstoves and makes for healthier, less smoky homes analysing their health benefits; and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_india_arti ARTIwinners/aidfoundation AID Foundation] (IndiaPhilippines, 2007) who developed a compact [[biogas]] digester for urban usehydraulic ram pumps delivering fresh water to remote villages.
===Health '''Light and welfare===power for homes and businesses'''This covers improvements to health in Renewable electricity can power clean, efficient portable lamps or fixed lighting for homes or schools (by reducing smoke from cookstovescommunity buildings both in areas which are not connected to grid power, for example), as well as energy for healthcare facilities (including providing [[lighting]], [[Photovoltaic vaccine refrigeration|refrigeration]], sterilisation and communications)also where mains electricity is unreliable or unaffordable. Small scale renewable electricity can also enable businesses and social services to develop. Past Relevant past winners of a Health and Welfare Award include: [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/amisf Engineers without Borderspracticalaction Practical Action] in (Peru, 2007) for solarmicro-powered communications systems for hydro schemes which have brought electricity to homes and businesses in remote jungle health centres villages and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_mexico GIRAwinners/zara Zara Solar] (MexicoTanzania, 2007) for a programme of improved fuelwood stoves which included detailed research showing the health delivering reliable solar PV systems for lighting and environmental benefits of business in areas without access to the stoveselectricity grid.
===Light==='''Enterprise'''This refers specifically to the provision of clean, efficient portable lamps or fixed [[lighting]] for homes or community buildings Businesses can play an important role in often poor delivering renewable energy and remote areas which are not connected to grid power or for whom mains electricity is unreliable or unaffordableencouraging its rapid spread. Past Some past winners of an Award for Light include the are businesses, including [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/akrsp Aga Khan Rural Support Programmeselco SELCO-India] (PakistanIndia, 2005) for which built up a thriving business network supplying high-quality solar lighting systems, and [[microhydro|micro-hydrohttp://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/daxu Daxu]] schemes (China, 2007) which have brought electric light into thousands commercialised an efficient household stove that can burn crop waste for water heating and cooking. The work of homes in remote villagesother winners has helped small businesses to develop, including [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/nest NESTmrhp MRHP] (IndiaTanzania, 2006) for a cheap solar lantern which trained and supported small brick-making smoke-free lighting available for some of the poorest families businesses, and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_bangladesh Grameen Shaktiwinners/idei IDEI] (BangladeshIndia, 2006) for installation which developed a supply-chain of small businesses to manufacture, sell and finance of solar-home-systems for lightinginstall water pumps.
===Education=The Awards Ceremony==This is principally concerned with The Ashden Awards hold an awards ceremony at the use of [[renewable energy]] Royal Geographical Society in London in schoolsJune, either to provide light where the finalists present their achievements and powerreceive their awards before an invited audience of politicians, or for cleanerbusiness leaders, more sustainable cooking fuel. It can also apply to schemes which help enhance children's chances of enjoying a decent education outside and key figures from the schoolenvironment, for example via home study. Past winners of an Award for Education include [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/retap RETAP] (Kenya), which combined the introduction of a highly development and energy efficient cooking [[Improved cook stoves|stove]] for schools with a scheme by which they can grow much of their own fuelwood in the school groundsworlds.
===Enterprise===This reflects the important role which businesses can play in delivering [[renewable energy]] and encouraging its rapid spread, through viewing it as a business opportunity as well as a social benefit. Past winners of an Award for Enterprise Previous hosts include [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/selco SELCO-India] (India) for building up a thriving business network supplying high-quality solar lighting systems, [http://www.geres.eu/ GERES] ([http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_cambodia Cambodia]) for the rapid introduction of an efficient charcoal [[Improved cook stoves|stove]] through the existing commercial supply chainbroadcasters Anna Ford, John Humphrys and Jonathan Dimbleby and [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_india_idei IDEI] (India) for the commercialisation of low-cost treadle pumps for [[Irrigation methods|irrigation]]environmental journalist Mark Lynas.
===Special African Award===This Award was introduced in 2005Guest speakers over the last three years include Sir David King, Wangari Maathai, in recognition of the particular challenges which [[climate changeAl Gore]] and [[poverty]] play in threatening , David Attenborough, Hilary Benn, the future UK Secretary of AfricaState for International Development, Dr RK Pachauri, and Chair of the vital contribution which local [[renewable energy]] can make in tackling both. Past winners are UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, David Cameron, leader of the [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/kist05 Kigali Institute Conservative Party and Lord May of Science and Technology] (Rwanda) for using [[biogas]] systems Oxford, former Chief Scientific Adviser to improve [[sanitation]] and supply cooking fuel in large institutions, and the [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_tanzania Mwanza Rural Housing Programme] (Tanzania) for developing small businesses which produce high-quality bricks fired using agricultural wasteUK Government.
==The Awards Ceremony==The Ashden Awards hold a high-profile awards ceremony After presenting the prizes at the Royal Geographical Society in London in June, where the finalists present their achievements and receive their awards before an invited audience of politicians, business leaders, and key figures from the environment, development and energy worlds.2007 ceremony [[Al Gore]] commented:
Previous hosts include broadcasters John Humphrys <blockquote>"No one can attend an event like the Ashden Awards and Jonathan Dimbleby and environmental journalist Mark Lynasfail to be inspired. We must find a path from an unsustainable present to a sustainable future.
Guest speakers over What impresses me most about these projects is they truly are becoming the last three years include Al Gore, David Attenborough, Hilary Benn, change that is needed in the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Dr RK Pachauri, Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party and Lord May of Oxford, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Governmentworld.
After presenting the prizes at the 2006 ceremony David Cameron commented: <blockquote>''“One of the most encouraging things about politics today is that people are waking up These Awards tell us how to the reality of climate change and the urgent need illuminate this path to tackle ita sustainable future together. As leader of the Opposition, I have no power to pass laws, but there are some things I hope that we can do. I can stimulate debate. But make it is a real privilege to be able to reward people who are making a difference on the ground. The people and projects we are celebrating today are pioneers in a global quest to save us from the consequences of our own actionsquickly.”''"</blockquote>
==Ashden Awards Seminars==
The Ashden Awards also holds specialist seminars bringing together Award winners with practitioners, academics, and those who make or influence policy. Examples of recent seminars are:
===Awards week technical : Imperial College seminar===During the 2007 2008 Awards week the Ashden Awards held their annual Technical SeminarImperial College seminar, where the finalists presented their work to an audience of 150 190 people, drawn from business, government, NGOs and education. The seminar was hosted opened by Imperial CollegeProfessor Sir Peter Knight, and supported by British Gas. Each presentation started with a short film Principal of the Award-winning work. The winners then summarised their work, focusing on what had made it so successful, and how it could be replicated or developed elsewhere. The seminar was an inspiring summary Faculty of a wide range of sustainable energy systems working successfully throughout the world – including biogas in India, gasifying biomass stoves in China, ram-pumps in the Philippines, water mills in Nepal, micro-hydro in Peru, and solar PV in Ghana, Tanzania, India, Bangladesh and Laos PDR. From the UK, finalists spoke about energy efficiency for homes and businesses, the use of wood-fuel for heating, and renewable electricity from wind and solar PV. The technical seminar will be repeated during the 2008 Awards weekNatural Sciences at Imperial College.
===WoodEach presentation started with a short film of the Award-fuel for heating===On 29 January 2007 the Ashden Awards held a winning work. The winners then summarised their work, focusing on what had made it so successful, and how it could be replicated or developed elsewhere. The seminar looking at wood as was an inspiring summary of a heating fuelwide range of sustainable energy systems working successfully throughout the world – including efficient stoves burning crop waste in India, hosted by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council sawdust in association with the Yorkshire Tanzania and Humber Assembly. This seminar followed one held ethanol produced from waste in Ethiopia; micro-hydro in London Brazil; solar drying in November 2006 Uganda and solar PV in association with India, Bangladesh and China. From the [http://www.micropower.co.uk/ Micropower Council] UK, finalists spoke about energy efficiency for homes and businesses, ground source heat pumps, renewable energy installation and work in schools to promote energy efficiency and chaired by Baroness Maddockrenewable generation.
At each The seminar four previous Ashden will be repeated during the 2009 Awards winners working in this area gave presentations and answered questions from delegates. In addition, at the Barnsley seminar delegates had the opportunity to visit a variety of biomass facilities in the area including a wood-fuel processing and storage depot, a block of flats that had been converted from coal to biomass heating and a new office development using biomass heating.* Dick Bradford explained how [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/barnsley Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC)] reduced its CO2 emissions (relative to 1990 levels) by 20% in 2001, and 40% in 2005. This was achieved by converting old coal-fuelled boilers to wood-fuel, and by using wood-fuelled heating in new construction projects. Wood from tree surgery around the borough is being collected and processed into woodchip for council use.* Richard Harvey discussed the options for those wanting to make use of wood-fuelled heating, drawing on his experience with the [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/ret Rural Energy Trust]. Case studies were used to illustrate the range of wood-fuel heating equipment, covering applications from domestic buildings to farm-scale glasshouses.* Gillian Alker explained how [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/thamesvalley TV Bioenergy] gathers wood from a variety of sources and processes it into a high-quality fuel. She covered issues of quality control, transport and storage, advising potential wood-fuel users on how they could best avoid any problems.* Andrew Tolfts of [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/bdg BioRegional Development Group] examined the different sources of wood-fuel, including sawmill co-products, tree-surgery arisings, forest management, recycled wood and energy crops. The pros and cons of each source of wood-fuel were explained, including available volumes in rural and urban areas, and suitability for small- and large-scale schemesweek.
===DFID Awards Week: International policy seminar===The International Policy Seminar was again held in partnership with DFID in 2008. The title ‘Scaling up low-carbon energy’ reflected the growing interest in the impacts of climate change and development. Both DFID staff and senior representatives from other development organisations attended the seminar.
During the 2006 Awards week the Ashden Awards also held an international policy seminar in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID)Three finalists were selected as speakers, for an invited audience to give a range of DFID staff technology and development specialists. Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, addressed the seminar, stressing the importance of geography along with different perspectives on sustainable energy in development, and the value of communicating the achievements of Ashden Award winner. Three of the 2006 winners spoke about the vital services and employment generated by their workclimate change* Dipal Barua explained how [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_bangladesh winners/grameen08 Dipal Barua (Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh)] described how Technology Centres had been set up in Bangladesh has enabled over 65,000 households in Bangladesh to purchase photovoltaic train women as entrepreneurs to install solar-electric home lighting systems which provide them with high quality lighting, communications, and increased employment opportunitieshad now expanded into efficient stoves and biogas plants.* Amitabha Sadangi di7scussed the commercial supply chain established by [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_india_idei International Development Enterpriseswinners/creral08 João Alderi do Prado (CRERAL, IndiaBrazil)], through which over 510,000 farmers explained how his co-operative had purchased cheap treadle pumps for irrigation. These pumps greatly increase water been construction mini-hydro systems to supplyelectricity in rural areas, food production creating new business opportunities and farm incomes, as well as providing employment for manufacturers, distributors and installers.* Finally Ashililya Nyanda presented raising the success standard of the living. [http://www.ashdenawards.org/technical_summary06_tanzania Mwanza Rural Housing Programmewinners/nile08 Angello Ndyaguma (Fruits of the Nile, Uganda)] described the use of solar fruit dryers in Tanzania, which has developed simple brick-firing kilns using crop waste rather than wood as fuel. Around 70 kiln businesses have provided bricks Uganda to build over 100convert surplus fruit into a marketable product,000 durable homeslifting families out of [[poverty]].
Each presentation started with a 5-minute documentary film, followed by a ten-minute presentation by the finalist.
==How to apply for an Ashden Award==
To apply for an Award, visit the [http://www.ashdenawards.org/apply relevant page on the Ashden Awards website] and follow the instructions there. ==Winners in 2007== {| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Outstanding achievement|India|[[SELCO]]|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Making solar energy affordable yet commercially viable]|-|Enterprise|China|Daxu Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 New stove designed to burn crop waste transforms the lives of rural users]|-|Enterprise|Nepal|Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Upgraded water mills benefit millers and villagers in the Himalayas]|-|Food Security|India|BIOTECH|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Innovative scheme turns food waste into gas for cooking and electricity]|-|Food Security|India|SKG Sangha|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Innovation in use of biogas slurry allows rural women to make a profit]|-|African Award|Tanzania|Zara Solar Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Solar energy made affordable to the rural poor]|-|African Award|Ghana|Deng Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Solar entrepreneurs bring electricity to rural communities]|-|Light and Power|Lao PDR|Sunlabob Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Solar power electrifies rural villages at a price people can afford]|-|Light and Power|Peru|[[Practical Action]]|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 The power of water electrifies remote Andean villages]|-|Education and Welfare|Bangladesh|Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 Solar powered boats bring education and sustainable energy supplies to some of Bangladesh's poorest communities]|-|Education and Welfare|Philippines|AID Foundation|* [http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_2007 New improved ram pump technology brings running water to hillside villages]|-|Renewable Energy|UK|Wood Energy Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 Expanding the supply of high quality wood-fuel boilers throughout the uk_awards UKapplications]|-|Renewable Energy|UK|Nottinghamshire County Council|* [http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 Using wood for heating in schools]|-|Energy Efficiency|school_award UK|Cumbria Energy Efficiency Advice Centre|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 Improving the efficiency of housing in Cumbria]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|ENWORKS|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 North West businesses make carbon saving pay]|-|Energy Business|UK|Ecotricity|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 Local renewable electricity from large wind turbines]|-|Energy Business|UK|Solarcentury|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 Innovative design brings solar power to more rooftops]|-|Schools|UK|Woodheys Primary School|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 Whole-school commitment to practical energy saving]|-|Schools|UK|Seaton Primary School|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/finalists_UK_2007 Inspiring pupils and supplying sustainable energy with wind and solar systemsapplications]|} ==Winners in 2006== {| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Food|India|VK-Nardep|* [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/vknardep Adding value to the residue from biogas plants]|-|Food|India|Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/arti06 Compact digester for producing biogas from food waste]|-|Food|Cambodia|[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupe_%C3%A9nergies_renouvelables,_environnement_et_solidarit%C3%A9s Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités] ([http://www.geres.eu/ GERES])|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/geres Commercialisation of efficient charcoal stoves in Cambodia]|-|Enterprise|India|int_awards International Development Enterprises, India (IDEI)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/idei Treadle pumps for improved agricultural productivity]|-|Light|Bangladesh|Rahimafrooz Batteries Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/rahimafrooz Local production of components for solar home systems]|-|Light|Bangladesh|Grameen Shakti|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/graheem Promotion and microfinance of solar home systems for rural households in Bangladesh]|-|Light|Sri Lanka|SEEDS|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/seeds Micro-finance provides solar lighting to homes in rural Sri Lanka]|-|Health and Welfare|China|Shaanxi Mothers|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/shaanxi Fuel, compost and sanitation from biogas in rural China]|-|Health and Welfare|Mexico|Grupo Interdisciplinario de Tecnología Rural Apropiada (GIRA)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/gira Clean and efficient cookstoves bringing health benefits in rural Mexico]|-|Special Africa Award|Tanzania|Mwanza Rural Housing Programme (MRHP)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/mrhp Using agricultural residues to fire high-quality bricks for low-cost housing]|-|Special Africa Award|Southern Africa|Aprovecho Research Centre|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/aprovecho Commercialisation of Rocket Stoves for institutional cooking in Southern Africa]|-|Health and Welfare|UK|[[Good Energy]]|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/goodenergy Home Generation: rewarding local renewable electricity generators]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/mbc Solar villages in Huddersfield]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/barnsley District heating from local tree waste]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|BioRegional Development Group|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/bdg 'TreeStations': establishing a local supply of wood-chip from waste] |-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Gloucestershire Warm and Well|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/warmandwell Widespread improvements in energy efficiency and comfort]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Energy Audit Company (EAC)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/eac Cavity wall insulation for all]|-|Schools|UK|Eastchurch Primary School|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/eastchurch Good energy housekeeping]|-|Schools|UK|Cassop Primary School|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/cassop Sustainable energy in schools]|} ==Winners in 2005=={| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Health and Welfare|Nepal|Biogas Sector Partnership|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/bsp Domestic biogas for cooking and sanitationapplications]|-|Health and Welfare|Nigeria|KXN Nigeria Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/kxn PV-powered vaccine refrigeration for remote villages in north-east Nigeria]|-|Health and Welfare|Honduras|Trees, Water and People / AHDESA|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/trees Fuel-efficient stoves for rural and urban households]|-|Food|India|Nishant Bioenergy Consultancy Limited|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/nishant School cookstoves running on crop waste in North India]|-|Enterprise|Bangladesh|Prokaushali Sangsad Limited (PSL)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/psl Solar co-operative for Bangladeshi women]|-|Enterprise|Rwanda|Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/kist05 Biogas plants providing sanitation and cooking fuel in Rwanda]|-|Enterprise|India|[[SELCO]] India|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/selco Making a business from solar home systems]|-|Light|India|Noble Energy Solar Technologies (NEST) Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/nest Affordable solar lanterns to replace kerosene lamps]|-|Light|Philippines|Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMO)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/sitmo Micro-hydro power for villages in the historic rice terraces of the Philippines]|-|Energy Champions|UK|ALIEnergy|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/ali Bringing sustainable energy to remote communities on the west coast of Scotland]|-|Energy Champions|UK|Centre for Sustainable Energy|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/cse Advancing sustainable energy policy and practice for over 25 years]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Community Energy Plus|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/cep 'Home Health': bringing energy efficiency to communities in deprived areas of Cornwall]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Second Nature|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/secondnature Developing a high-quality insulation for buildings, made of sheep's wool]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Renewable Devices Swift Turbines|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/swift Building-mounted wind turbines]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|[[South Somerset Hydropower Group|South Somerset Hydropower Group]]|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/ssh Electricity generation from historic water mills]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|Thames Valley Bioenergy|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/thamesvalley Establishing a woodfuel economy in the Thames valley]|}
==Winners in 2004Ashden Awards resources=={| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Enterprise|Pakistan|Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/akrsp Micro-hydro power for remote communities in the Hindu Kush, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan]|-|Enterprise|India|Aurore|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/aurore Solar power for communities, farmers and market traders across India]|-|Enterprise|India|IT Power (ITPI)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/itpi Upgrading To help achieve its goal of traditional watermills in the Himalayas to enable the growth raising awareness of local sustainable milling enterprises]|-|Foodenergy, the Ashden Awards has developed resources that are freely available from the websites:|Pakistan|Escorts Foundation|*[http://www.ashdenawards.org/case_studies Database of case studies and films on past winners/escortsf Fuel-efficient stoves for rural women in Pakistan.]|-|Food|Guatemala|HELPS International|*[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/helps Fuel-efficientnews Media centre, including films, safe wood-burning stoves photos and other materials for rural communities in Guatemalamedia use.]|-|Food|India|Prakratik Society|*[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/prakratik Biogas cooking stoves for villages on the fringes of the tiger reserve in Ranthambhore Parkschools Schools resource, including lesson plans, films and teacher notes.]|-|Light|Kenya|Intermediate Technology Development Group Kenya (ITDG-EA)|*[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/itdg 'Pico-hydro' power - bringing electricity to rural communities on reports Reports and presentations, such as material from the slopes of Mount Kenya]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Miles Imperial College seminar and Gail Fursdon|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/fursdon Micro-hydro power a research report carried out for a Dartmoor farm]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|Rural Energy Trust (RET)|[http://www.ashdenawardsDFID.org/winners/ret Woodfuel heating systems for schools and public buildings]|}
==Winners in 2003=={| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Health and Welfare|Peru|Asociacion Madrilena de Ingenieria Sin Fronteras|[http://www.Note that ashdenawards.org/winners/amisf Hispanic American health link in website does not give specify that material on their site can be reused under the Upper Amazon]|-|Health and Welfare|Pakistan|Barefoot College|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/barefootcollege Solar energy to meet basic needs in the Himalayas]|-|Food|Eritrea|Energy Research and Training Centre (ERTC)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/ertc Fuel efficient stoves for baking injera bread]|CC-|Food|Nicaragua|Prolena Nicaragua|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/prolena The ProBY-Tortilla programme: modernisation of household tortilla businesses in Nicaragua with the 'Ecostove'SA]|-|Enterprise|India|Madhya Pradesh Gramin Vikas Mandal|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/mpgvm Solar lamps for street hawkers]|-|Enterprise|Bangladesh|West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA)|[http://wwwlicense.ashdenawards.org/winners/wbreda Sagar Island Please limit copying from there to basic facts - Solar Island]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|BioRegional Development Group|[http://www.ashdenawardsor approach them to see if they would be interested in licensing their content under that license.org/winners/brdg Zed into the Mainstream]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Cwmni Gwynt Teg cooperative|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/cgt Ail Wynt project, Moel Moelogan Wind Farm]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Sustainable Energy Action Ltd|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/seal Solar for London]|}
==Winners in 2002Ashden Awards Blog=={| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Health To allow informal reporting of news and Welfare|Tanzania|Adventures in Health, Education and Agricultural Development (AHEAD)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/discussion between past winners/ahead A water testing and solar pasteurisation project for rural communities in Tanzania]|-|Health and Welfare|Zambia|African College for Community Based Natural Resource Management|others, the Ashden Awards also publishes a [http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/accbnrm Solar powered electric fencing for securing livelihoods and conserving wildlife resources]|-|Food|India|Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)|[http://www.ashdenawardsblogspot.org/winnerscom/arti Converting sugar cane trash into domestic fuelblog]|-|Food|Kenya|Solar Cookers International|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/sci Expansion of solar cooking programme at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya]|}
==Winners in 2001List of winners=={{main| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Food|Nigeria|Centre for Household Energy and the Environment (CEHEEN)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/List of Ashden Award winners/ceheen Improved cooking stoves for poor families in rural and semi-rural areas of Nigeria]}}|-|Food|Rwanda|Kigali Institute The Ashden Awards have been presented to a number of Scienceorganisations, Technology and Management (KIST)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/kist Popularisation of the 'KIST' improved bread ovenincluding NGOs, Rwanda]|-|Health and Welfare|Honduras|Enersol Associatesbusinesses, Inc.|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/enersol Clean water for health: using solar electricity to deliver clean water in rural Honduras]|-|Education|Kenya|Renewable Energy Technology Assistance Programme (RETAP)|[http://www.ashdenawards.org/winners/retap Integrating energy conservation local governments and fuelwood production in schools to help conserve the forests of Mount Kenya]|}.
==See also==
* [[Renewable energy]]
* [[Sawdust stove]]
* [[CleanCook ethanol stove]]
==Interwiki links==
*[[Wikipedia:Ashden Awards]]
==External links==
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