Posted: 20 April, 2017. Written by REA News
The shortlist of nominees for the 2017 British Renewable Energy Awards has been announced. The Awards, organised by the REA, are the UK’s most prestigious for the renewable energy and clean technology sector, and are hosted annually at the Savoy Hotel in London.
The categories include Communications Agency, Energy Storage, Financial Leadership, Community Group, and the prestigious Judges’ Award which in 2016 was given to Christina Figueres, the former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC.
Commenting on the Awards, Dr. Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive at the Renewable Energy Association said:
“The strength and diversity of this year’s candidates in the face of what was a tumultuous and uncertain market in 2016 highlights the innovation, resilience, and adaptability of the renewable energy and clean tech sectors in Britain.
“2017’s nominees range from battery storage start-ups to British companies deploying decentralised systems in Kenya, from spectacular solar farms to innovative low-carbon transport systems. The shortlist now goes to a prestigious panel of judges for further review.
“Congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees.”
The shortlisted candidates are:
Communications Agency - For the communications agency that has done most to enhance awareness or championed positive change for renewables in key opinion formers, parliament, government or the public in the past year.
Community - For a community group that has been active in developing a renewable energy project or programme of installations in their area.
Company - For the company that's done the most in the past year to advance UK renewables.
Customer Service Recognition - For an energy supplier (including those supplying via a PPA) delivering customer service excellence or innovation whilst adding value to their customers.
Energy Storage - for a live project (delivered or in progress) whether centralised, distributed or mobile and at any size.
Financial Leadership - For a financial product that has accelerated the deployment of renewables in the UK.
Innovation - For an innovative renewable energy device or application that has achieved a major milestone.
Installer - For a company that has excelled in the installation of small-scale energy generation systems in homes; offering a high quality experience for consumers wishing to buy or lease.
Leadership - For an organisation that is mainstreaming renewable energy through the scale of its investment or its commitment to securing its energy needs from renewables.
Low Carbon Transport - Recognising quality, commitment and innovation in low carbon vehicles - cars, vans, buses, road freight or on farm vehicles, powered by clean electricity or sustainable biofuels - and alternative vehicle fuels.
Pioneer - For an organisation in a sector not previously associated with renewables that has now become involved and created a pathway that others can follow.
Project - For a company that has developed an outstanding building-integrated, on-site or stand-alone project.
Smart Energy System - For a system that supports the roll-out, or take-up, of renewable energy and energy storage whilst enhancing value and usefulness.
Sustainability - For an organisation using organics recycling to rethink their resource use or achieve zero waste.
Young RE Professional - For an individual within the first 5 years of their career in renewable energy, who has already achieved success/impact and who has shown potential as a future leader in the industry.
The Judges’ Award will be decided by the esteemed panel of judges.
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