Two Scottish or Scotland-linked renewable energy companies are among more than 70 UK finalists for 2017 British Renewable Energy Awards.
They are Atlantis Resources plc – the tidal power colossus which is currently building a 398-MW sea-bed turbine array off northern Scotland – and the Glasgow-based renewable energy subsidiary of the Wood Group oil and gas services conglomerate.
The short-listed finalists now go to a prestigious panel of judges for final consideration and the winners will be announced by the award organisers – the Renewable Energy Association – in London next month.
Atlantis Resources has been short-listed in the prestigious ‘Leadership’ category for ‘an organisation that is mainstreaming renewable energy through the scale of its investment or its commitment to securing its energy needs from renewables’.
Wood Group Clean Energy has been shortlisted in the ‘Company’ category – for the company that’s done the most in the past year to advance UK renewables.
Commenting on the awards, Dr. Nina Skorupska CBE, Chief Executive of the Renewable Energy Association – the biggest such trade body in Britain – said:
“The strength and diversity of this year’s candidates in the face of what was a tumultuous and uncertain market in 2016 highlights the innovation, resilience, and adaptability of the renewable energy and clean tech sectors in Britain.
“2017’s nominees range from battery storage start-ups to British companies deploying decentralised systems in Kenya, from spectacular solar farms to innovative low-carbon transport systems – we congratulate them all for getting this far, and wish them the best for the final awards.”