The UK’s first all-electric intercity bus service drove off with a top prize at tonight's (December 1) Scottish Green Energy Awards.
Ember, whose low-emission coaches can complete a 130-mile round trip to Edinburgh and Dundee on one charge, were proud winners of the Carbon Reduction Award.
Scottish Renewables’ flagship event returned to the EICC in Edinburgh where more than 1,200 guests celebrated Scotland’s renewable energy industry and applauded the 13 award winners who were recognised for their achievements over the past year.
The winners were selected by a panel of 14 judges from a shortlist of 46 finalists.
Among the winners were:
Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, gave a keynote address at the awards emphasising how the renewable energy industry is continuing to play a vital role in supporting Scotland’s net-zero ambitions.
Claire Mack, Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables, said:
“What a fantastic way to round off what has been another incredible year for the renewable energy industry in Scotland.
“Every year when we receive award entries it is clear why Scotland is a world leader in renewable energy and I always marvel at the sheer scale of innovation, creativity, skill, hard work and commitment that goes in to making renewable energy such a thriving industry.
“This year we had 13 brilliant winners, but it is always really difficult to choose due to the quality of all the entries that we receive. Each category is unbelievably competitive, so I’d like to congratulate all those who were shortlisted, as well as those who took home awards.”
Matthieu Hue, CEO of EDF Renewables, the Awards’ Headline Sponsor, said:
“In a year full of uncertainty, it has been a treat to celebrate the very best people, not just in our sector but in the country. Congratulations to each and every one of the winners.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Engagement Award, sponsored by SmartestEnergy: Foundation Scotland for Vattenfall’s South Kyle Windfarm
Best Community Project Award, sponsored by Scottish Power Renewables: Aros An Rubha for Revitalisation of the Former Knock School
Young & Inspiring Award, sponsored by WSP: RES' Gender Affinity Network
Best Innovation Award, sponsored by Red Rock Power: SSE Renewables, with Partners Microsoft and Avanade, for Artificial Intelligence Puffin and Salmon Monitoring
Contribution to Skills Award, sponsored by SSE Renewables: X-Academy
Outstanding Service Award, sponsored by Green Investment Group: ORE Catapult's Launch Academy
Positive Improvement Award, sponsored by Natural Power: Sulmara
Champion of Renewables Award, sponsored by Fred.Olsen Renewables: Marc van Grieken, MVGLA Landscape Architecture
Outstanding Project Award, sponsored by RWE: Forth Ports Limited for Duneco Quay and Prince Charles Wharf and Extension
Sustainable Development Award, sponsored by Hitachi: Distell International
Carbon Reduction Award, sponsored by Statkraft: Ember
Judges Award, sponsored by Ocean Winds: ReBlade Ltd for Circular Disposal of Wind Turbine Blades
Outstanding Contribution Award, sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise: Patricia Hawthorn, Shepherd & Wedderburn
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