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Lights out at the British Renewable Energy Awards!
Submitted: 22 June 2007
The renewable energy industry celebrated the second year of the British Renewable Energy Awards with a midsummer’s night candle-lit dinner at the Savoy Hotel to coincide with the lights out in London campaign, aimed at saving energy across the capital.
The REA Gala dinner, hosted by the glamorous Sarah Mukherjee, saw the Co-operative group walk away with the BREA Pioneer Award for leading the way in the promotion of renewable technologies and sustainable company ethics through their solar tower, onsite wind turbines and ‘green energy for schools’ programme. Talbott’s Heating secured the BREA Innovation Award for creating the world’s 1st practical biomass Combined Heat and Power generator, and David Williams of Eco2 was named the individual champion for lifetime achievements and outstanding contribution to the industry over.
REA’s Chief Executive Philip Wolfe commented;

“These awards honor outstanding achievement in the British renewable energy sector and are a timely recognition of exceptional contribution, innovation and excellence in the industry. This year’s extraordinary number of high-quality of nominees displayed the scope of talent and originality that exists.
The REA hopes to build on the success of this event in the future.”

Other Award winners included: Renewables East for Region of the year, British Sugar took the BREA Project Award in recognition of their bioethanol plant at Wissington, and the Parliamentary Renewable and Sustainable Energy Group, or PRASEG, claimed the BREA Advocate award. Scottish based Ocean Power Delivery was named the renewable energy company of the year, having created considerable investment and employment opportunities within the industry. A special recognition was recived by Michael Chesshire, also a nominee for the Champion award and founder of Greenfinch, as one of the UK pioneers in Anaerobic Digestion.

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