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Global Green Energy Awards: international entries needed by 21 October 2008

The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy projects based in countries with developing economies.
Entry is free, and up to seven winners will receive £20,000 each in prize money for project development, with one Energy Champion awarded £40,000. The Awards will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in June 2009.

Benefits of an international Ashden Award include:
* Prize money of up to £40,000.
* The chance to bring your sustainable energy solutions into the international arena.
* Continuing development support where appropriate.
* A documentary film about your award-winning work.
* Media exposure.

We know that when it comes to developing cleaner, sustainable energy solutions, some of the most ingenious and practical ideas are coming out of rural communities in the developing world.

What does it take to be a winner?

The projects must:
* Be up and running, delivering sustainable energy at a local level for at least one year.
* Benefit the environment.
* Be technically rigorous.
* Have an element of innovation.
* Make a genuine difference to local peoples’ lives, both socially and economically.
* Be replicable and help encourage the widespread uptake of local, sustainable energy.

Awards are given for the service to communities provided by the use of sustainable energy, rather than for the technology used. Award-winning work will provide services in one or more of the following areas: food security; health, education and welfare; light and power for homes and businesses; enterprise.

Additional information:
News date: 12/09/2008

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