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Climate Solutions

2016 Ashden Award winners announced

Twelve organisations and programmes spanning four continents have been announced as winners of the 2016 Ashden Awards. And read on to find out who our two incredible Gold Award winners are this year.

Energy Access

How can we amplify electricity access?

James Gadsby Peet, Director of Digital with our long-standing friends William Joseph, has written a brilliant account of the 2016 Ashden International Conference which focused on how to move up the energy ladder in an off-grid world. Here, he takes us through some key themes of the day.

Equity & Climate Justice
Clean Cooking

The New Kenya – Ten Years On

Visiting to catch up with some of Ashden's Award winners, past and present, I found there to be a definite buzz in the air about the clean and sustainable forms of energy that the country is embracing head on.

Equity & Climate Justice
Renewable & Low-Carbon Energy

Proximity Designs: two years on

In 2014 Proximity Designs won the Ashden Award for Energy and Agriculture. In an interview with Fiona Natusch, Business Development Manager, we learn about the new Lotus solar irrigation pump and other projects in the pipeline.

Sustainable Buildings

7 things I didn’t know before our #GreenBuildings conference

On Wednesday 10 February, we held a one-day conference, “Tackling energy demand and management to achieve real reduction in non-domestic buildings”, with our friends at Arup. Here are some of the more unusual findings from the day, as well as things we can always do with being reminded of.


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