Finalists announced for Ashden UK and Travel Awards

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One of Reading Buses’ biomethane-powered fleet. Picture: Ashden

The shortlist has been announced for the 2015 Ashden UK and Travel Awards. The Awards are a globally recognised measure of excellence in the field of sustainable energy and celebrate the organisations that Ashden considers to be leading the way in this field.
This year’s UK shortlist includes two organisations focusing on scaling up local renewable energy generation, two companies helping to reduce the energy consumption of large buildings, two organisations working to alleviate fuel poverty and a building services engineering company influencing building design to increase energy efficiency.

The seven finalists for the 2015 Ashden UK Awards are:

    The London Borough of Islington’s SHINE initiative (fuel poverty)
    Beat the Cold (fuel poverty)
    Max Fordham (building design)
    Demand Logic (energy consumption – large buildings)
    Enistic (energy consumption – large buildings)
    TGV Hydro (micro hydro)
    The Low Carbon Hub (renewables)

Reading Buses (low-carbon transport) is on the shortlist for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel, also announced today. Three other sustainable travel initiatives are on the shortlist, including a peer-to-peer car rental scheme in Bruges, Belgium and a cycling business collective in Nantes, France.

Sarah Butler-Sloss, Ashden Founder Director, said: “It’s exciting to see such a wide variety of initiatives that are finding innovative ways of spreading the benefits of sustainable energy, which include helping reduce building running costs, tackling fuel poverty, and improving quality of life in our towns and cities.”

Winners of the 2015 Ashden Awards will receive £10,000 to £40,000 in prize money as well as business support, access to investors and a global platform to build their profile.

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