RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced the winners of the association’s inaugural Renewable Energy Awards. More than three-hundred guests, including business leaders and politicians, attended the awards ceremony in London.
Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive said: “We created these awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in the wind and marine energy industries. The extraordinarily high calibre of the winners, and indeed of all those nominated, shows there is a great deal to celebrate.
“We have seen exceptional achievements from companies and individuals in all parts of these sectors, from community engagement to technical innovation, from trainees to those who have dedicated their working lives to achieving sustainable solutions to our energy needs. The RenewableUK Energy Awards pay tribute to these inspiring examples of tenacity and success”.
Each category was judged by a panel of 4 independent specialists. The eleven winners were:
- Renewables Campaigner Award:
Zero Carbon Britain 2030, Centre for Alternative Technology
- RenewableUK and The Crown Estate Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award:
E.ON Climate and Renewables
- 2012 Renewables Champion:
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg MP
- Product and Innovation Award:
Oyster Wave Energy Technology, Aquamarine Power
- Community Project Award:
Allt Dearg Community Wind Farm, SmartestEnergy
- Trainee of the Year:
Richard Watson, REpower UK
- Politician of the Year Award:
Dr Alan Whitehead MP
- Community Engagement Award:
Corse Hill Wind Farm, West Coast Energy
- Corporate Social Responsibility Award (in conjunction with Renewable World):
- Large Project Award:
Ormonde Wind Farm, Vattenfall, REpower UK, Offshore Design Engineering Ltd, and FoundOcean
- Lifetime Achievement Award: