Posted: 23 April, 2013. Written by REA Events
The REA is pleased to reveal today details of the shortlist, judging panel and media supporters for the Eighth Annual British Renewable Energy Awards. Registration is now open for the Awards Gala Dinner, which will take place at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on 13th June. Table bookings for the Gala Dinner are open now .
Now in their eighth year, the British Renewable Energy Awards celebrate the contribution of renewables to the UK economy and society – as well as the contribution of exceptional individuals to the renewables industry itself.
Image shows Gaynor Hartnell and winners of last year's Pioneer Award Stockport Homes.
Pioneer Award sponsored by Blue & Green Tomorrow
Project Award sponsored by reNews
Skills Development Award
The REA has again brought together an eclectic mix of respected figures from across business, academia and the media to sit on this year’s Judging Panel. Extra special thanks to Peter Ainsworth for once again offering his services as both Chair of Judges and Presenter at the Awards Dinner.
The Pioneer Award celebrates trailblazers who set a path for others to follow, which fits neatly with Blue & Green Tomorrow’s aim of promoting sustainable and responsible investment in the industries of the future. Likewise reNews seemed a perfect fit for the Project Award, as it is the newsletter which keeps the whole renewables industry up to date with developments on the ground (and in the ocean!).
We are also pleased to announce that this year’s after-dinner speaker is the Right Honourable Michael Portillo. Since leaving politics, Michael Portillo has embarked on a hugely successful writing and broadcasting career across BBC television and radio .
REA Chief Executive Gaynor Hartnell comments:
“As always, the shortlist for this year’s Awards reflects the diversity, diligence and ingenuity of the UK renewables industry. We have lifelong renewables champions alongside exciting young entrepreneurs. Small start-ups showing their peers how it’s done, and huge projects setting a path for others to follow. These fascinating stories reveal how renewable energy is powering society, heating homes and businesses and getting us from A to B. I look forward to welcoming guests and judges alike one last time at our Awards Gala Dinner in June.”
For more information on the Awards Shortlist and Gala Dinner, please contact the REA Events Team:
Head of Operations, REA
+44 (0)20 7925 3570
For more information on shortlisted companies in your sector or your region, please contact the REA press office:
Press Officer, REA
+44 (0)20 7981 0856
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