Scottish Green Energy Awards

Much to celebrate in green energy says Stuart

Green energy awardsNiall Stuart, chief executive of Scottish Renewables, congratulated the 21 winners of the Scottish Green Energy Awards presented in Edinburgh last night.

“In the week world leaders meet in Paris to tackle climate change there is much to celebrate here in Scotland.

“From small scale community developments to our cutting edge technologies and the individuals who champion our industry, the Scottish Green Energy Awards is all about recognising the people and organisations that are driving forward our industry.

“While the last few months have been incredibly challenging for the industry due to major changes in support from the UK Government, there remains a huge amount of determination, innovation and creativity that we can and should all be proud of.”

The full list:

  • Best Community Project: Beinn Ghrideag wind farm, Isle of Lewis
  • Best Innovation: Accelerating Renewables Connections by SP Energy Networks, Community Energy Scotland, Smarter Grid Solutions and the University of Strathclyde (Scottish Borders)
  • Best Photography: Turbine blades at the Port of Inverness by Eddie Boyd
  • Best Supplier: Green Marine (UK) Ltd and Leask Marine Ltd, both Orkney
  • Business Growth: Locogen
  • Champion of Renewables: John Cridland CBE, former Director-General, CBI
  • Contribution to Skills: Energy Skills Partnership
  • Engineering Excellence: Atkins and Burntisland Fabrications Ltd
  • Export Award: SgurrEnergy (Glasgow)
  • Outstanding Contribution: Allan MacAskill
  • Renewing Scotland: Scottish Water
  • Rising Star: Irina Cortizo, Atkins
  • Sustainable Development: Guide to Hydropower Construction Best Practice by Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Renewables
  • Judges Award: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Matthieu Hue, chief executive of main sponsor EDF Energy Renewables, said: “It has been another fantastic evening of celebration and very well done to those who have won an award tonight. It is well deserved and there was tough competition.

“What has been achieved by the renewable industry especially here in Scotland is incredible and I’m certain there is more to come.”

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