From 26 finalists, a total of 14 winners will be announced at ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 20 June, with prizes to be awarded of £5,000 - £40,000.

This year’s international finalists include businesses and social enterprises that are catalysing markets for cleaner cookstoves and getting affordable solar power to where it’s most needed; a West African island that’s showcasing the huge potential of wind power and a Haitian entrepreneur who has built a successful business despite successive natural disasters.

Closer to home, our finalists include some of the UK’s most exciting cleantech innovators, sustainable travel organisations that are getting commuters to kick their car habit; market towns that are showing local residents how to take back control of their energy and schools that are helping create a whole new generation of sustainable energy champions.

Sarah Butler-Sloss, Founder Director of Ashden, said:
“Some say sustainable energy is a luxury we can’t afford. But it’s a huge opportunity. From Cumbria to Cape Verde, our 2013 finalists are showing that what’s good for the planet is also good for people, good for business, and good for economies. Together they are helping build a sustainable energy revolution.”

A total of 14 winners will be announced at ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 20 June, with prizes to be awarded of £5,000 - £40,000.

UK Ashden Awards
International Ashden Awards
Awards for Small Island Developing States
Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel
Ashden School Awards

This year’s ceremony will include the Ashden Awards for Small Island Developing States, launched with the support of the World Bank and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) through the SIDS DOCK support program.

The UK Ashden Awards will also include a new Award for Energy Innovation, sponsored by Impax Asset Management. Our international Ashden Awards will be supported by Citi Microfinance; the Waterloo Foundation and Zennström Philanthropies.

Follow #Ashden13 on twitter to keep up with information about this year’s Ashden Awards, which will be webcast on green.tv from 7pm on 20 June. More information about attending the event can be seen in the HEDON events sector or by visiting the Ashden Awards Website.