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Ashden Awards for sustainable energy 2012

The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy take place every year and showcase inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy schemes from Asia (including China), Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean that reduce carbon emissions and provide significant social and economic benefits to local communities.

Businesses, not-for-profits, NGOs and social enterprises are all eligible to apply.

What they are looking for

In 2012, they are particularly seeking applications from:

  • Organisations delivering end user or carbon finance that benefit the poor.
  • Manufacturers of new products providing renewable electricity or clean cooking for low income customers:
  • Off-grid and grid-connected renewable electricity schemes bringing significant local benefits.
  • The production of renewable fuel for heat or electricity generation.
  • Sustainable energy schemes or enterprises that demonstrably reduce deforestation through their work.

Past international winners include fuel-efficient stove programmes; businesses selling solar home systems and lanterns; biogas schemes to replace fuel wood for heating and cooking; businesses producing biomass pellet from crop waste; and micro-hydro schemes.

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