Corporate Donor Highlight : Scottish Renewables supports Renewable World at the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2013

April 8, 2014

As a charity focused on using renewable energy technology to relieve poverty in some of the poorest parts of the world, we value our relationship with the renewable energy sector in the UK and appreciate the support that we get from various companies and organisations.

In December last year, Scottish Renewables, as part of the Scottish Green Energy Awards 2013, held the Grand Raffle Draw in support of Renewable World. With prizes including 5* accommodation in Glasgow and Aberdeen, dining experiences and delicious hampers, the event raised £7918 for Renewable World. We would like to send out a huge thank you to Scottish Renewables and all the attendees at the event that night for supporting Renewable World and believing in the power of renewable energy to change lives.

The Scottish Green Energy Awards 2013 and Renewable World

The Scottish Green Energy Awards was established by Scottish Renewables in December 2002 to bring together industry leaders to honour, acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of individuals and organisations in the renewable energy industry in Scotland.

This year’s event saw a wide search to reach out to those making outstanding progressions within the industry and we asked the public to nominate those who deserved it most.

The success forumula of The Scottish Green Energy Awards comes from the commitment and enthusiasm of our guests who get together every year to enjoy an evening of fun, entertainment, sharing in our joint ambitions and celebrating the success of renewables in Scotland.

The principle of the evening has remained unchanged, shining a spot light on business development, growth commitment, investment, skills and the future of our workforce. The opportunity to acknowledge people and organisations involved in such pioneering projects at the centre of a growing, ambitious industry is what makes the event so worthwhile and a true Scottish celebration.

The Award Categories were first created to represent areas that are essential for the development and growth of our industry and to highlight the positive economic and environmental work and contribution that Scotland is making both nationally and internationally. The 2013 award categories and winners include:

• Best Politician – Fergus Ewing MSP
• Outstanding Contribution – Neil Kermode, The European Marine Energy Centre
• Public Sector Initiative – Fife Council
• Best Journalism – Neil Evans, Holyrood Magazine
• Community to Skills &Training – Energy Skills Partnership
• Community Initiative – Neilston Community Wind Farm
• Best Innovation – LightWave Radar
• Business Growth – FoundOcean
• Contribution to Sustainable Development – Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership
• Best Project – Diageo Scotland
• Contribution to Supply Chain Development – SSE Open4Business Highlands and Islands Portal
• Kerr MacGregor Memorial Award for Innovation in Solar Energy – John Gilbert Architects

Scottish Renewables proudly presented the Grand Raffle Draw in support of Renewable World. The Renewable World charity works to tackle poverty through the provision of affordable energy and Scottish Renewables aim to help them along the way as much as possible.

Many organisations from around Scotland kindly donated wonderful prizes for the great cause including: overnight stays in Glasgow and Aberdeen 5* accommodation, delicious hamper packages and dining experiences around Scotland.

The 2014 Scottish Green Energy Awards will take place on 27 November in the newly refurbished with of the EICC for its thirteenth year. Scottish Renewables look forward to inviting over 1,000 guests to applaud the best in the Scottish renewable industry.

The awards will launch in May, please register your interest to be the first to know when tables go on sale.