We are excited to announce the final 22 organisations in the running to be 2016 Ashden Award winners. From over 160 applicants these are the organisations that have most impressed the judges so far:
This year we searched for organisations leading the way in energy storage and demand response, community energy and energy efficiency, sustainable buildings and homes, and innovation in sustainable energy.
Alquist Ltd, Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL), Greater London Authority (RE:FIT), Low Carbon Hub, Moixa, Open Energi, Repowering Ltd, Sustainable Homes Ltd, Tempus Energy Technology Ltd, and Tŷ-Mawr Lime Ltd.
Applicants from Tanzania, China, Nepal, India, Cambodia and elsewhere are using sustainable energy to improve health, raise incomes, improve the lives of women and girls and provide attractive low-carbon living and working spaces.
1001 Fontaines, Abhikram, Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia, Bridges to Prosperity, Frontier Markets, Gham Power, Grassroot Trading Network for Women, Greenlight Planet, Landsea Design, Mobisol GmbH, Nazava Water Filters, and SunFunder.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday 9 June.
They will receive a financial award of up to £30,000, help to promote their work and tailored support to grow even further.
Funders of the 2016 Ashden Awards include the Berkeley Group, Citi, the Department for International Development, the Esmée Fairburn Foundation, Eurostar, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Grosvenor, IKEA Foundation, Impax Asset Management, and the Waterloo Foundation.