Nominations for this year’s Green Energy Awards are open until 25 October 2013.
To nominate yourself or others in the various categories in this year’s awards, contact Scottish Renewables.
The winners will be announced on Thursday, 5 December 2013 at a gala dinner at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The award categories are:
Best Politician – recognises the most outstanding contribution by a politician (councillor, MSP, MP or MEP) to the development of the renewable energy industry in Scotland (sponsored by RenewableUK).
Contribution to Skills And Training – in recognition of the individual, company or organisation that has made the greatest contribution to the development of today’s or tomorrow’s workforce (sponsored by Repower UK).
Community Initiative – Recognises a renewable energy project or initiative that has been led by a community. The project should have followed good practice in development and demonstrate broad involvement and support within the community. It may also recognise a community-led initiative supporting a commercial project (sponsored by SSE Renewables).
Best Innovation – highlights the implementation of new and creative thinking in the development of renewable energy, in areas such as technology, processes, practices or finance (sponsored by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult).
Business Growth – is for outstanding business growth or the development of exciting and ambitious plans for the future by either a new or existing renewable energy business (sponsored by AREG).
Contribution to Sustainable Development – for a renewable energy organisation or initiative that has made a clear contribution to sustainable development (i.e. improving the natural environment; conservation/sustainable use of natural resources; enhancing social equity, cohesion & wellbeing; building a strong, stable and sustainable economy) – going above and beyond the development or generation of renewable energy. Alternatively, this award may recognise a non-renewable energy business or initiative that has incorporated renewable energy into its business operations in order to improve its contribution towards sustainable development (e.g. installing renewable energy generation on-site). (Sponsored by Vattenfall).
Best Project – Recognises a renewable energy project [existing or completed within the last 3 years] that has demonstrated exceptional practice in development and/or operation. This could incorporate areas such as health & safety, community and stakeholder engagement, project design, environmental impact assessment and mitigation/management, procurement and contracting, financing, construction, operation and maintenance, generation performance/asset optimisation, decommissioning (sponsored by Smartest Energy).
Contribution to Supply Chain Development – to highlight the company that has contributed most to the growth of Scotland’s constantly developing renewable energy supply chain, with nominations welcome from suppliers, developers and supporting businesses and agencies (sponsored by All Energy).
Public Sector Initiative – This awards recognises the public sector department or institution that has done the most to support government and industry’s shared ambitions for the growth of the sector, whether local or central government, agency, or academic institution (sponsored by Repsol).
Outstanding Contribution – This award honours an individual or organisation that has made the exceptional contribution to the success of the renewables industry (sponsored by Highlands & Islands Enterprise)
Kerr MacGregor Memorial Award for Innovation in Solar Energy – The Scottish Solar Energy Group (SSEG) invites nominations for an award in the memory of Kerr MacGregor, a prominent solar energy pioneer and innovator who sadly passed away in 2011. MacGregor was a founder member of SSEG and Scottish Renewables’ first board member to represent the solar sector.
Best Journalism – This award recognises the journalist who has produced the best article or broadcast about renewable energy in Scotland. The award will go to a piece of journalism that demonstrates a high quality of writing, explains complexities in renewables in a balanced way, promotes understanding of renewables in a manner that is accurate and engaging to the reader and demonstrates good practice and high ethical standards,