49 organisations from 16 countries have been chosen to go through to the next stage of judging – all doing impressive work to reduce our impact on the planet through sustainable energy.
Over the past couple of years we’ve seen unprecedented political upheaval, shocking natural disasters as well as impressive innovations, all affecting the climate and sustainable energy sector significantly. The organisations on this year’s longlist are all at the forefront of the movement towards a sustainable and stable future – we think that’s a much better tagline…
Over the coming 12 months we will be focusing a significant amount of our work on green cities, including clean air, sustainable buildings, transport and innovation. The issue of clean air is constantly in the news at the moment, and the idea of improving transport infrastructure by adding more charging points for electric vehicles and better cycle lanes, is gaining ground in the UK and internationally.
Ashden will always be advocates for, and continue to award, those increasing energy access in developing countries, until we reach a world where everyone has access to clean, affordable, reliable energy.
We are seeing an increasing use of sustainable energy for powering large businesses, in innovative financial models that allow start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises to provide solar goods and services to rural communities, and improvements in the availability of sustainably powered transport options.
The following 49 organisations have been longlisted for a 2018 Ashden Award because they have impressed the assessors with their innovation and commitment to decarbonisation in their respective fields:
International Sustainable Buildings/Cities
Mahindra World City, Nubian Vault Association, MASS Design Group, Tianjin Eco City
UK Sustainable Buildings
GLA (RE:NEW), The Retrofit Academy, Passivhaus Homes Ltd, Q-BOT
UK Clean Air
Vantage Power Ltd, Chargemaster Plc, Donkey Republic
UK Energy Market Disruptors
Energy Local CIC, Fintry Development Trust, Big Clean Switch, Bulb
ITM Power Plc, Powervault, Upside Energy Ltd, VCharge
International Sustainable Transport and Mobility
Shuttl, Safetipin, Lithium Urban Technologies, Bynd, Commut, Whereismytransport
International Powering Business
ColdHubs, Ecozen Solutions, Agsol, Lean Energy Solutions, Sunculture
Energy Access Frontiers
Power for All & Sierra Leone Energy Revolution Taskforce, Azimuth (Easy Solar), Oolu, Lumos Global, Nizam Energy
International Financial and Business Model Innovation
Angaza, Ignite Power Rwanda, TRINE, Persistent Energy Capital, CrossBoundary Energy
Sustainable Energy and Health
Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, The Sure Chill Company, Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency, Project Gaia, KopaGas, Inyenyeri, SunFarmer, We Care Solar