Posted: 2 April, 2012. Written by REA News
Renewable Energy Association
2nd April 2012
REA reveals shortlist for June’s prestigious Renewable Energy Awards
The REA will be hosting the British Renewable Energy Awards at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel on the 21st June 2012. The event, now in its 7th year, is one of the industry’s most prestigious gatherings and was established to celebrate and recognise achievements in the renewable energy sector.
The creativity and ingenuity of the UK renewables industry ensures there are a wealth of companies and individuals who have achieved something outstanding during 2011. The REA received almost 300 nominations across the full range of renewable energy technologies including power, heat, transport and renewable gas. From these nominations the list was whittled down to the following shortlisted nominees:
|Community Award||Manufacturer / Employer|
|Camphill Community Glencraig||Agri Energy|
|Community Energy Warwickshire||Burntisland Fabrications|
|Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Ltd||G24 Innovations|
|Fintry Development Trust||Pelamis Wave Power|
|Little Bickington Community Project||Rolls Royce|
|British Gas Solar||Forest Fuels Ltd|
|Ebico Limited and Eden Project||Marks & Spencer Plc|
|Eco2 and BNP Paribas Clean Energy Fund||Methanogen|
|The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd||Tesco Stores Ltd|
|Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited||Technological Innovation|
|Plug into the Sun||Advanced Plasma Power|
|Azur Solar Systems Limited|
|Bright Green Energy||Glosfume Ltd|
|Dulas Ltd||National Grid|
|Ethical Solar||Pelamis Wave Power|
|LowC Communities Ltd|
|Damian Carrington, The Guardian|
|James Murray, BusinessGreen||The Judge’s Award and Political Leadership|
|Seb Kennedy, reNews||Award to be announced at the Gala Dinner!|
Shortlisted nominees have now been invited to submit a fuller entry. The winners and runners-up will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges and the Awards will be presented at the glamorous Gala Awards Dinner on 21st June at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge.
Commenting on the nominations, Peter Ainsworth said:
"This year has again seen a record breaking number of entries for the REA Awards. The diversity and quality of the nominations may pose a problem for the judges; but it's a problem we're happy to have. It proves that, despite a difficult economic climate, renewable energy continues to be a powerhouse of job creation and investment. Reliance on fossil fuel is inevitably proving ever more expensive and fuel poverty is on the increase; renewable energy makes economic as well as social sense."
For further information or to request an interview, please contact:
REA Events Team: +44 (0)2079 253 570 or email@example.com
1. The Renewable Energy Association represents renewable energy producers and promotes the use of all forms of renewable energy in the UK across power, heat, transport and renewable gas. It is the largest renewable trade association in the UK, with 960 members, ranging from major multinationals to sole traders. www.r-e-a.net
2. For more details on the event, award categories, previous winners and booking forms, please see the REA Events pages: http://www.r-e-a.net/events/7th-annual-british-renewable-energy-awards
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