The Ashden Awards for 2019 scheme has now opened. The scheme rewards organisations in the private, public and not for profit sectors that deliver sustainable energy at the local level, and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits. On 13 June 2019, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable transport and helping build a low-carbon future.
The themes for 2019 are:
- Sustainable buildings: Work on either retrofitting existing buildings to reduce energy use or the design and construction of new buildings with energy use significantly lower than that legally required
- Energy innovation: Businesses that have developed innovative technologies, products or services to deliver sustainable energy
- Clean Air in Towns and Cities: UK-based organisations, projects or programmes that have found innovative ways to reduce air pollution in urban areas by making transport more sustainable, while providing social and economic benefits to local residents and businesses.
In 2019, up to three UK Awards will be made comprising a prize of up to £10,000.
The Ashden Awards will also be giving separate awards for international organisations, details of which are available on the website.
Applications must be received by Tuesday 6th November 2018, 23:59 GMT