Rural Energy Foundation, Sub-Saharan Africa was selected for a 2010 Ashden Award. REF has played a significant role in expanding and increasing the take up of solar energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, creating jobs and providing access to electricity for thousands of remote rural households. The Africa Award is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation
Carbon saving is an important and enjoyable part of life for pupils at Currie Community High School near Edinburgh which has a long-standing commitment to the environment. They won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009.
2011 Ashden Award winners Abellon are replacing the coal and lignite used in factories with a fuel made from the farmers’ crop waste. They currently produce around 65,000 tonnes of pellets per year for large industrial customers and provide over 215 local jobs.
A winner of the 2006 Ashden Awards, Barnsley Council in the UK is responsible for the country’s biggest implementation of biomass heating for community housing, replacing coal with waste wood and saving nearly 3,000 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.
Old Home Superhome, The Sustainable Energy Academy has set up a network of refurbished hard-to-treat houses to convince policy makers and others that high energy savings are possible even in older properties.
A winner of the 2006 Ashden Awards, International Development Enterprises India (IDEI) wins the Enterprise Award for marketing over half a million treadle pumps to farmers in the plains of India.
Kampala Jellitone Suppliers is Ugandas first producer of briquettes made from agricultural waste. They won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2009.
The Ashden awards is an annual competition to reward organisations which have demonstrated sustainable energy in action. This item features an innovative solar lanterns scheme in India – chosen as a finalist in last year’s awards.
Over 14 years ago, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service began a concerted drive to make homes in North Pakistan warmer, and reduce the use of wood. Based on the Aga Khan’s belief that ‘A proper home can bridge that terrible gap between poverty and a better future’, the programme is doing just that for over 240,000 people.