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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 businesses which have made local [[renewable energy]] and [[energy efficiency]] products and services more accessible. We are particularly interested in enterprises which have opened up new opportunities. Previous winners like [ Kensa] (2008), [ Dulas] (2008), [ Ecotricity] (2007), [ Solarcentury] (2007), [ Good Energy] (2006) and [ Second Nature] (2005) have shown the type of entrepreneurial achievement which this Award recognises.
===Local Authority Award===This award is for organisations such as NGOs, non-profit groups, commercial organisations, Local Authorities and Energy Agencies that which have carried out projects or undertaken effective initiatives and programmes to improve [[energy efficiency]] and/or increase the supply of renewable electricity and/or heat at a local level. Supply can be from renewable sources such as [[biomass]], [[wind power]], [[microhydro|micro-hydro]], [[solar|solar power]] or ground source heat pumps. We assume that any scheme involving [[renewable energy]] will (heat and electricity), and also have incorporated appropriate promoted the wider use of sustainable energy conservation measuresthrough local planning and policies. Some past award Previous winners relevant to this category include like [ Barnsley Metropolitan Borough winners/leeds08 Leeds City Council] (20062008), [ Moel Moelegan wind farmarun08 Arun District Council] (20032008), [ South Somerset Hydropower Groupncc Nottinghamshire CC] (20052007), [ Barnsley MBC] (2006) and [ winners/mbc Kirklees Borough CouncilMBC] (2006)show the type of programme which this Award recognises.
===Energy Efficiency Charity Award=== This award is for organisations such as NGOs, nonnot-for-profit groups, commercial organisations, Local Authorities and such as Energy Agencies and charities, which have carried out projects or programmes to reduce energy demand and/or increase the efficiency supply of [[renewable energy use, or reduce demand]] (heat and electricity), at a local level. Organisations such as Previous winners like [ Community Energy Plusglobal_action_plan08 Global Action Plan] (20052008), [ Severn Wye winners/energy_agency08 The Energy Agency] (20062008) and the [ Energy Audit Company] (2006) won Ashden Awards for programmes which reached very large numbers of households with insulation and other domestic efficiency measures. We are also interested in programmes which have reduced demand through strategies like smart metering and behavioural change, or building developments demonstrating significant demand reduction. ===Energy Business Award=== This new award is for successful businesses which have used innovative ways of making local [[renewable energy]] and/or [[energy efficiency]] products and services more accessible to the public. We are particularly interested in enterprises which have opened up new opportunities, 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 year), or using new financial mechanisms for making the technologies more affordable or delivering other mechanisms for making the technologies easily accessible. Previous winners such as [ Renewable Devicesenworks ENWORKS] (20052007), [ Second Naturewarmandwell Severn Wye Energy Agency] (20052006) and [ Good winners/cep Community EnergyPlus] (20062005) have shown the type of entrepreneurial drive which we would like this award are relevant to recognisethis category.
==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 which have succeeded in making which 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 [ Cassop Primary Schoolwinners/ringmer08 Ringmer Community College, East Sussex], County Durham and [ 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 same time tackle [[climate change]] and other environmental threats, notably deforestationwork which most impresses the judging 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 [ Escorts Foundation] (Pakistan, 2004) and [ Trees, Water and People] (Honduras, 2005) for the development and dissemination of improved fuelwood stoves; [ Biotech] (India, 2007) for the development of a Special African Awardpre-fabricated [[biogas]] digester for domestic and municipal use; [ 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, processing[[refrigeration]], storage sterilisation and cookingcommunications), through and provide light for study at home. It can also bring improvements to marketing health in homes or schools (including reducing smoke from stoves, and distributionimproving [[sanitation]]). Past Relevant past winners of a Food Security Award include: [ 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; [ Escorts Foundationamisf Engineers without Borders] (Pakistan)Peru, both of which have developed simple cooking [2003) for solar-powered communications systems for remote jungle health centres; [Improved cook stoves|stoves KXN]] which both saves trees and makes for healthier(Nigeria, less smoky homes and 2005) for providing solar-powered vaccine refrigerators in Nigeria; [ ARTIwinners/gira GIRA] (IndiaMexico, 2006) who developed a compact for providing low-emission woodstoves and analysing their health benefits; and [[biogas AID Foundation]] digester (Philippines, 2007) for urban usehydraulic ram pumps delivering fresh water to remote villages.
===Health '''Light and welfare===This covers improvements to health in power for homes or schools (by reducing smoke from cookstovesand businesses'''Renewable electricity can power clean, efficient portable lamps or fixed lighting for example)homes or community buildings both in areas which are not connected to grid power, 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. Past winners of a Health Small scale renewable electricity can also enable businesses and Welfare Award social services to develop. Relevant past winners include: [ 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 [ 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 in often poor and remote areas which are not connected to grid power or for whom mains electricity is unreliable or unaffordable. Past winners of an Award for Light include the [ Aga Khan Rural Support Programme] (Pakistan) for [[microhydro|micro-hydro]] schemes which have brought electric light into thousands of homes in remote villages, [ NEST] (India) for a cheap solar lantern making smoke-free lighting available for some of the poorest families and [ Grameen Shakti] (Bangladesh) for installation and finance of solar-home-systems for lighting. ===Education===This is principally concerned with the use of [[renewable energy]] in schools, either to provide light and power, or for cleaner, more sustainable cooking fuel. It Businesses can also apply to schemes which help enhance children's chances of enjoying a decent education outside the school, for example via home study. Past winners of play an Award for Education include [ RETAP] (Kenya), which combined the introduction of a highly 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 grounds. ===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 Some past winners of an Award for Enterprise include are businesses, including [ SELCO-India] (India, 2005) for building which built up a thriving business network supplying high-quality solar lighting systems, [ GERES] (and [ Cambodiawinners/daxu Daxu](China, 2007) for the rapid introduction of which commercialised an efficient charcoal [[Improved cook stoves|household stove]] through the existing commercial supply chain, that can burn crop waste for water heating and [ IDEI] (India) for the commercialisation The work of low-cost treadle pumps for [[Irrigation methods|irrigation]]. ===Special African Award===This Award was introduced in 2005other winners has helped small businesses to develop, in recognition of the particular challenges which [[climate change]] and [[poverty]] play in threatening the future of Africa, and the vital contribution which local [[renewable energy]] can make in tackling both. Past winners are the including [ Kigali Institute of Science and Technologymrhp MRHP] (RwandaTanzania, 2006) for using [[biogas]] systems to improve [[sanitation]] which trained and supply cooking fuel in large institutionssupported small brick-making businesses, and the [ Mwanza Rural Housing Programmewinners/idei IDEI] (TanzaniaIndia, 2006) for developing small businesses which produce highdeveloped a supply-quality bricks fired using agricultural wastechain of small businesses to manufacture, sell and install water pumps.
==The Awards Ceremony==
The Ashden Awards hold a high-profile an awards ceremony 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.
Previous hosts include broadcasters [[Anna Ford, John Humphrys]] and [[Jonathan Dimbleby]] and environmental journalist [[Mark Lynas]].
Guest speakers over the last three years include Sir David King, Wangari Maathai, [[Al Gore]], [[David Attenborough]], [[Hilary Benn]], the UK Secretary of State for International Development, [[Rajendra K. Pachauri|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 Government.
After presenting the prizes at the 2007 ceremony [[Al Gore]] commented:
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 Professor Sir Peter Knight, Principal of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Imperial College, and supported by British Gas.
Each presentation started with a short film 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 of a wide range of sustainable energy systems working successfully throughout the world – including biogas efficient stoves burning crop waste in India, gasifying biomass stoves sawdust in China, ram-pumps Tanzania and ethanol produced from waste in the Philippines, water mills in Nepal, Ethiopia; micro-hydro in Peru, Brazil; solar drying in Uganda and solar PV in Ghana, Tanzania, India, Bangladesh and Laos PDRChina. From the UK, finalists spoke about energy efficiency for homes and businesses, the use of wood-fuel for heatingground source heat pumps, renewable energy installation and renewable electricity from wind work in schools to promote energy efficiency and solar PVrenewable generation.
The technical seminar will be repeated during the 2008 2009 Awards week.
===Wood-fuel for heatingAwards Week: International policy seminar===On 29 January 2007 the Ashden Awards The International Policy Seminar was again held a seminar looking at wood as a heating fuel, hosted by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in association partnership with DFID in 2008. The title ‘Scaling up low-carbon energy’ reflected the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly. This seminar followed one held growing interest in London in November 2006 in association with the [http://www.micropower.coimpacts of climate change and Micropower Council] Both DFID staff and chaired by Baroness Maddocksenior representatives from other development organisations attended the seminar.
At each seminar four previous Ashden Awards winners working in this area gave presentations and answered questions from delegates. In additionThree finalists were selected as speakers, at the Barnsley seminar delegates had the opportunity to visit give a variety range of biomass facilities in the area including a wood-fuel processing technology and storage depot, a block of flats that had been converted from coal to biomass heating geography along with different perspectives on sustainable energy and a new office development using biomass heatingclimate change.* Dick Bradford explained how [ Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council grameen08 Dipal Barua (MBCGrameen Shakti, Bangladesh)] reduced its CO2 emissions (relative to 1990 levels) by 20% described how Technology Centres had been set up in 2001, and 40% in 2005. This was achieved by converting old coal-fuelled boilers Bangladesh to wood-fueltrain women as entrepreneurs to install solar home lighting systems, and by using wood-fuelled heating in new construction projects. Wood from tree surgery around the borough is being collected had now expanded into efficient stoves and processed into woodchip for council usebiogas plants.* Richard Harvey discussed the options for those wanting to make use of wood-fuelled heating, drawing on his experience with the [ Rural Energy Trustcreral08 João Alderi do Prado (CRERAL, Brazil)]. Case studies were used to illustrate the range of wood-fuel heating equipment, covering applications from domestic buildings to farm-scale glasshouses.* Andrew Lamb explained how [ TV Bioenergy] gathers wood from a variety of sources and processes it into a highhis co-quality fuel. He covered issues of quality controloperative had been construction mini-hydro systems to supply electricity in rural areas, transport creating new business opportunities and storage, advising potential wood-fuel users on how they could best avoid any problems.* Andrew Tolfts raising the standard of living. [ 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 schemes. ===DFID policy seminar=== During the 2006 Awards week the Ashden Awards also held an international policy seminar in partnership with the Department for International Development nile08 Angello Ndyaguma (DFID), for an invited audience Fruits of DFID staff and development specialists. Gareth Thomas MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, addressed the seminarNile, stressing Uganda)] described the importance use of sustainable energy solar fruit dryers in developmentUganda to convert surplus fruit into a marketable product, and the value lifting families out of communicating the achievements of Ashden Award winner. Three of the 2006 winners spoke about the vital services and employment generated by their work. * Dipal Barua explained how [ Grameen Shakti] in Bangladesh has enabled over 65,000 households in Bangladesh to purchase photovoltaic solar-electric systems which provide them with high quality lighting, communications, and increased employment opportunities.* Amitabha Sadangi di7scussed the commercial supply chain established by [ International Development Enterprises, Indiapoverty], through which over 510,000 farmers had purchased cheap treadle pumps for irrigation. These pumps greatly increase water supply, food production and farm incomes, as well as providing employment for manufacturers, distributors and installers.* Finally Ashililya Nyanda presented the success of the [ Mwanza Rural Housing Programme] in Tanzania, which has developed simple brick-firing kilns using crop waste rather than wood as fuel. Around 70 kiln businesses have provided bricks to build over 100,000 durable homes.
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 relevant page on the Ashden Awards website and follow the instructions there:* [ Ashden Awards websiteuk_awards UK applications] and follow the instructions there* [ UK Schools applications]* [ International applications]
==Winners in 2007Ashden Awards resources==To help achieve its goal of raising awareness of local sustainable energy, the Ashden Awards has developed resources that are freely available from the websites:*[ Database of case studies and films on past winners.] *[ Media centre, including films, photos and other materials for media use.] *[ Schools resource, including lesson plans, films and teacher notes.] *[ Reports and presentations, such as material from the Imperial College seminar and a research report carried out for DFID.]
{| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Outstanding achievement|India|SELCO|[http://www.Note that Making solar energy affordable yet commercially viable]|-|Enterprise|China|Daxu Ltd|[ New stove designed to burn crop waste transforms website does not give specify that material on their site can be reused under the lives of rural users]|-|Enterprise|Nepal|Centre for Rural Technology, Nepal|[ Upgraded water mills benefit millers and villagers in the Himalayas]|-|Food Security|India|BIOTECH|[ Innovative scheme turns food waste into gas for cooking and electricity]|CC-|Food Security|India|SKG Sangha|[ Innovation in use of biogas slurry allows rural women to make a profit]|BY-|African Award|Tanzania|Zara Solar Ltd|[ Solar energy made affordable to the rural poorSA]|-|African Award|Ghana|Deng Ltd|[ Solar entrepreneurs bring electricity to rural communities]|-|Light and Power|Lao PDR|Sunlabob Ltd|[ Solar power electrifies rural villages at a price people can afford]|-|Light and Power|Peru|[[Practical Action]]|[ The power of water electrifies remote Andean villages]|-|Education and Welfare|Bangladesh|Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha|[ Solar powered boats bring education and sustainable energy supplies Please limit copying from there to some of Bangladesh's poorest communities]|basic facts -|Education and Welfare|Philippines|AID Foundation|[ New improved ram pump technology brings running water or approach them to hillside villages]|-|Renewable Energy|UK|Wood Energy Ltd|[ Expanding the supply of high quality wood-fuel boilers throughout the UK]|-|Renewable Energy|UK|Nottinghamshire County Council|[ Using wood for heating see if they would be interested in schools]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Cumbria Energy Efficiency Advice Centre|[http://wwwlicensing their content under that Improving the efficiency of housing in Cumbria]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|ENWORKS|[ North West businesses make carbon saving pay]|-|Energy Business|UK|Ecotricity|[ Local renewable electricity from large wind turbines]|-|Energy Business|UK|Solarcentury|[ Innovative design brings solar power to more rooftops]|-|Schools|UK|Woodheys Primary School|[ Whole-school commitment to practical energy saving]|-|Schools|UK|Seaton Primary School|[ Inspiring pupils and supplying sustainable energy with wind and solar systems]|}
==Winners in 2006Ashden Awards Blog==To allow informal reporting of news and discussion between past winners and others, the Ashden Awards also publishes a [ blog].
{| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Food|India|VK-Nardep|[ Adding value to the residue from biogas plants]|-|Food|India|Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)|[ Compact digester for producing biogas from food waste]|-|Food|Cambodia|[,_environnement_et_solidarit%C3%A9s Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités] ([ GERES])|[ Commercialisation =List of efficient charcoal stoves in Cambodia]|-|Enterprise|India|International Development Enterprises, India (IDEI)|[ Treadle pumps for improved agricultural productivity]|-|Light|Bangladesh|Rahimafrooz Batteries Ltd|[ Local production of components for solar home systems]|-|Light|Bangladesh|Grameen Shakti|[ Promotion and microfinance of solar home systems for rural households in Bangladesh]|-|Light|Sri Lanka|SEEDS|[ Micro-finance provides solar lighting to homes in rural Sri Lanka]|-|Health and Welfare|China|Shaanxi Mothers|[ Fuel, compost and sanitation from biogas in rural China]|-|Health and Welfare|Mexico|Grupo Interdisciplinario de Tecnología Rural Apropiada (GIRA)|[ Clean and efficient cookstoves bringing health benefits in rural Mexico]|-|Special Africa Award|Tanzania|Mwanza Rural Housing Programme (MRHP)|[ Using agricultural residues to fire high-quality bricks for low-cost housing]|-|Special Africa Award|Southern Africa|Aprovecho Research Centre|[ Commercialisation of Rocket Stoves for institutional cooking in Southern Africa]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Good Energy|[ Home Generation: rewarding local renewable electricity generators]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC)|[ Solar villages in Huddersfield]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC)|[ District heating from local tree waste]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|BioRegional Development Group|[ 'TreeStations': establishing a local supply of wood-chip from waste] |-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Gloucestershire Warm and Well|[ Widespread improvements in energy efficiency and comfort]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Energy Audit Company (EAC)|[ Cavity wall insulation for all]|-|Schools|UK|Eastchurch Primary School|[ Good energy housekeeping]|-|Schools|UK|Cassop Primary School|[ Sustainable energy in schools]|} ==Winners in 2005=={{main| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Health and Welfare|Nepal|Biogas Sector Partnership|[ Domestic biogas for cooking and sanitation]|-|Health and Welfare|Nigeria|KXN Nigeria Ltd|[ PV-powered vaccine refrigeration for remote villages in north-east Nigeria]|-|Health and Welfare|Honduras|Trees, Water and People / AHDESA|[ Fuel-efficient stoves for rural and urban households]|-|Food|India|Nishant Bioenergy Consultancy Limited|[ School cookstoves running on crop waste in North India]|-|Enterprise|Bangladesh|Prokaushali Sangsad Limited (PSL)|[ Solar co-operative for Bangladeshi women]|-|Enterprise|Rwanda|Kigali Institute List of Science, Technology and Management (KIST)|[ Award winners/kist05 Biogas plants providing sanitation and cooking fuel in Rwanda]}}|-|Enterprise|India|SELCO India|[ Making a business from solar home systems]|-|Light|India|Noble Energy Solar Technologies (NEST) Ltd|[ Affordable solar lanterns The Ashden Awards have been presented to replace kerosene lamps]|-|Light|Philippines|Save the Ifugao Terraces Movement (SITMO)|[ Micro-hydro power for villages in the historic rice terraces of the Philippines]|-|Energy Champions|UK|ALIEnergy|[ Bringing sustainable energy to remote communities on the west coast of Scotland]|-|Energy Champions|UK|Centre for Sustainable Energy|[ Advancing sustainable energy policy and practice for over 25 years]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Community Energy Plus|[ 'Home Health': bringing energy efficiency to communities in deprived areas of Cornwall]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|Second Nature|[ Developing a high-quality insulation for buildings, made number of sheep's wool]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Renewable Devices Swift Turbines|[ Building-mounted wind turbines]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|South Somerset Hydropower Group|South Somerset Hydropower Group|[ Electricity generation from historic water mills]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|Thames Valley Bioenergy|[ Establishing a woodfuel economy in the Thames valley]|} ==Winners in 2004=={| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Enterprise|Pakistan|Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP)|[ Micro-hydro power for remote communities in the Hindu Kushorganisations, North West Frontier Provinceincluding NGOs, Pakistan]|-|Enterprise|India|Aurore|[ Solar power for communitiesbusinesses, farmers and market traders across India]|-|Enterprise|India|IT Power (ITPI)|[ Upgrading of traditional watermills in the Himalayas to enable the growth of local sustainable milling enterprises]|-|Food|Pakistan|Escorts Foundation|[ Fuel-efficient stoves for rural women in Pakistan]|-|Food|Guatemala|HELPS International|[ Fuel-efficient, safe wood-burning stoves for rural communities in Guatemala]|-|Food|India|Prakratik Society|[ Biogas cooking stoves for villages on the fringes of the tiger reserve in Ranthambhore Park]|-|Light|Kenya|Intermediate Technology Development Group Kenya (ITDG-EA)|[ 'Pico-hydro' power - bringing electricity to rural communities on the slopes of Mount Kenya]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Miles governments and Gail Fursdon|[ Micro-hydro power for a Dartmoor farm]|-|Renewable Heat|UK|Rural Energy Trust (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|[ Hispanic American health link in the Upper Amazon]|-|Health and Welfare|Pakistan|Barefoot College|[ Solar energy to meet basic needs in the Himalayas]|-|Food|Eritrea|Energy Research and Training Centre (ERTC)|[ Fuel efficient stoves for baking injera bread]|-|Food|Nicaragua|Prolena Nicaragua|[ The Pro-Tortilla programme: modernisation of household tortilla businesses in Nicaragua with the 'Ecostove']|-|Enterprise|India|Madhya Pradesh Gramin Vikas Mandal|[ Solar lamps for street hawkers]|-|Enterprise|Bangladesh|West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA)|[ Sagar Island - Solar Island]|-|Energy Efficiency|UK|BioRegional Development Group|[ Zed into the Mainstream]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Cwmni Gwynt Teg cooperative|[ Ail Wynt project, Moel Moelogan Wind Farm]|-|Renewable Electricity|UK|Sustainable Energy Action Ltd|[ Solar for London]|} ==Winners in 2002=={| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Health and Welfare|Tanzania|Adventures in Health, Education and Agricultural Development (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|[ Solar powered electric fencing for securing livelihoods and conserving wildlife resources]|-|Food|India|Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)|[ Converting sugar cane trash into domestic fuel]|-|Food|Kenya|Solar Cookers International|[ Expansion of solar cooking programme at Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya]|} ==Winners in 2001=={| class="wikitable"|-! Category! Country/region! Organisation! Project|-|Food|Nigeria|Centre for Household Energy and the Environment (CEHEEN)|[ Improved cooking stoves for poor families in rural and semi-rural areas of Nigeria]|-|Food|Rwanda|Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST)|[ Popularisation of the 'KIST' improved bread oven, Rwanda]|-|Health and Welfare|Honduras|Enersol Associates, Inc.|[ Clean water for health: using solar electricity to deliver clean water in rural Honduras]|-|Education|Kenya|Renewable Energy Technology Assistance Programme (RETAP)|[ Integrating energy conservation and fuelwood production in schools to help conserve the forests of Mount Kenya]|}
==See also==
* [[Renewable energy]]
* [[Sawdust stove]]* [[CleanCook ethanol stove]]
==Interwiki links==
[[Category:Prizes and competitions]]
[[Category:Sustainability organizations]]

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